Strange how they pop up together isn’t it!
I make my living out of a job that includes accurate behaviour analysis in all sorts of situations. It pays me well enough to travel around the world where I have all sorts of contracts in first class. You could say I was successful and therefore must be good at it if major companies are willing to pay for my services.
Compare that to one who scrapes in to short haul business class and hopes the product won’t be improved in case the fares won’t go up and he then has to fly economy. That smacks of someone who is barely scraping by and may be vulnerable. No doubt in economy he would lose his gold card too and possibly not even get a silver one.
How the pompous and arrogant may fall.