WAITING IT OUT: The fate of an Australian traveller in Fiji is hanging in limbo tonight.
Tom Sedgeworth’s 8-day trip to the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa has turned into a nightmare, because he’s unable to purchase a business class or first class seat home.
“I’ve scoured every airline and flight booking website, and all I can find are seats in economy,” he told DBT in an exclusive phone call interview. “It’s an absolute joke.”
Instead of braving economy class for the 3.5 hour flight, the 31 year old unemployed former private school student has extended his accomodation booking indefinitely.
“I’ve never traveled economy class and I don’t intend to start now,” he says.
The Sydney trust fund recipient says he’s engaged Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) to pressure airlines to make a non-economy seat available.
“I haven’t heard back from DFAT yet,” says Mr Sedgeworth. “Worst case scenario I have to get dad to send his private jet to come rescue me.”