A national paper publisher has a interactive database of federal politicians gifts and hospitality register. Local MP Gai Brodtmann has the following listing:
Origin: Melbourne; Dest: Canberra; Upgrade: economy > business; Travel Date: 2011-02-20; Details: Personal travel from Melbourne to Canberra in return from a wedding on 20/2/11. The pilot on the booked economy flight died so the flight was cancelled. I was upgraded to business to fit on the subsequent flight
Apparently the pilot died. Really? Is that what Qantas told the passengers and that is why the upgrade was offered? And was this fact necessary to justify the upgrade for the register?