Sunday, July 29, 2007

Titles

Just booking some flights on ba.com, I've come to the penultimate stage - entering my personal details.  I'm used to picking from Mr, Mrs and Miss in the "title" pulldown.  BA plainly have a very different class of customer travelling with them.  Their list includes Alderman, Baron, Comtessa, Group Captain, Her Highness and over 150 other choices including various foreign language equivalents.   It becomes quite a chore looking for "Mr" in a list that long.  As I scrolled down, I briefly found myself wondering whether choosing something other than plain boring old "Mr" might enhance my chances of an upgrade or just result in me being stopped at immigration for impersonating an officer/countess/baron or other noble person.

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:07 am

    Hahahha! That's what I've done on the website I'm working on at the moment...

    SELECT [TitleId]
    ,[Title]
    FROM [Users].[dbo].[UserTitle]

    TitleId Title
    ----------- --------------------------------------------------
    1 Dr
    2 Mr
    3 Mrs
    4 Ms
    5 Miss
    6 Sir
    7 Bishop
    8 Reverend
    9 Queen
    10 Lady
    11 King
    12 Prince
    13 Princess
    14 Archduke
    15 Duke
    16 Count
    17 Contessa
    18 Viscount
    19 Dowager
    20 Baron
    21 Baroness
    22 Baronet
    23 Lord
    24 Prime Minister
    25 President
    100 Other

    Excuse the rank order if they're wrong, I couldn't put them in correctly.

    I.

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  2. Michael4:55 pm

    150 options! And one of them really is "Her Highness"?
    It sounds like the work of a disgruntled memebr of staff on his/her last day in post.
    Can't beleive BA are serious about this.

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  3. Anonymous11:10 pm

    who gives a damn about a web data input. What about your carbob footprint you bugger. Have you netted them off or do we blame you still for the floods?

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  4. I'm glad they left 'Princess' - one is always disappointed when that's absent. 'Princess Canning' has a ring to it I think ;?

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