951 miles in the new Rolls Royce Wraith
Ollie Marriage has a dinner appointment in Vienna. And the keys to the latest Rolls…
Posted: 19 Sep 2013
I have a Flexiplus ticket, the chief advantage of which is access to the portacabin that doubles as a ‘lounge'. It's closed.
Lounge opens. I go inside. Then go back out. Rolls cabin has more space and superior seating. And doesn't smell of cheap stale coffee.
Called for the 6.28am sailing. Attempt to filter from Flexiplus lane into regular lane. No-one wants to let the Wraith in. People avoid my eye and appear surly. They forget that I'll then be parked directly behind them on a train for half an hour and they'll squirm uncomfortably. I'm not sure if their beef is with the Wraith itself or the Flexiplus ‘privilege' lane. More the latter, I reckon, although the combination with the Rolls is a potent one.