It appears Bronwyn Bishop is now one of the commoners after being snapped slumming it in economy on a Qantas flight from Canberra to Sydney on Thursday.
It’s a far cry from the $5227 chopper charter flight that ultimately brought an end to Ms Bishop’s reign as Speaker of the House in July.But at least she got an aisle seat – a cherished luxury in cattle class.
A fellow passenger appears to have taken the photograph of the Federal member for McKellar as she bent over an economy seat, wearing a red blazer that could be mistaken for a Qantas cabin crew uniform.
The flight comes after a pretty lousy week for the speaker.
Ms Bishop, who lost $150,000 from her annual pay packet after vacating the Speaker’s chair, watched from the backbench as Tony Smith took up the post on Monday.
Then a flicker of good luck was snuffed out Monday night when the Avalon Beach RSL Club in Ms Bishop’s electorate announced she had won the weekly members’ badge draw.
She had won a $2,500 cash prize, or she would have it she had been there to collect it.
The prize money could have bought roughly eight evening flights from Canberra to Sydney.
Or half a helicopter charter flight from Melbourne to Geelong.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald – 14/08/2015