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Old Jan 7, 23, 10:36 am
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Kicking off 2023 with Ade Adepitan (BBC Travel Show) in GF T5 just now.
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Old Jan 9, 23, 3:20 pm
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The amazing, inimitable, Sheena Melwani boarding a flight to DXB at C63.
#ifyouknowyouknow

No doubt cue the usual round of comedic geniuses telling us all how incredibly smart they are because they haven’t heard of her- well I have so !
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Old Jan 11, 23, 5:18 pm
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Judie Dench on BA1311 ABZ-LHR 2nd Jan. She had to wait with the rest of us at baggage claim which took over an hour!
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Old Jan 11, 23, 5:27 pm
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Judie Dench on BA1311 ABZ-LHR 2nd Jan. She had to wait with the rest of us at baggage claim which took over an hour!
Love her. I've seen her shopping on Oxford Street, then having an al fresco lunch with a friend. Totally down to earth, unassuming lady.
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Old Jan 11, 23, 5:42 pm
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The amazing, inimitable, Sheena Melwani boarding a flight to DXB at C63.
#ifyouknowyouknow

No doubt cue the usual round of comedic geniuses telling us all how incredibly smart they are because they haven’t heard of her- well I have so !
Not me, I haven't heard of her and I wasn't planning on sharing that with the world just in case I got cancelled for using the wrong pronoun.
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Old Jan 12, 23, 10:44 am
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Mentioned on the 2022 thread at the time, Blue singer Lee Ryan has been convicted of the racially aggravated assault of a flight cabin crew member:

"Ryan, 39, had drunk a bottle of port in the airport lounge before boarding a British Airways flight from Glasgow to London City Airport on 31 July, Ealing Magistrates' Court heard. One flight crew member said the pop star had told her he wanted an upgrade and asked her if she knew who he was. Ryan, who denied all charges, said his behaviour had been "playful". The boyband star, who said he lived in Spain, was found guilty of being drunk on an aircraft, assaulting a police officer by biting him, racially aggravated common assault by beating and behaving in an abusive way towards the cabin crew member. He is due to be sentenced on 24 February. After the hearing, members of the press saw Ryan, who was given unconditional bail, running into a nearby primary school to avoid photographers."

In case you needed more evidence that being famous doesn't necessarily bestow upon you any class....
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Old Jan 12, 23, 10:50 am
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Originally Posted by crazy8534
The amazing, inimitable, Sheena Melwani boarding a flight to DXB at C63.
#ifyouknowyouknow

No doubt cue the usual round of comedic geniuses telling us all how incredibly smart they are because they havent heard of her- well I have so !
Erm... add me to that list of incredibly smart people
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Old Jan 12, 23, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by crazy8534
In case you needed more evidence that being famous doesn't necessarily bestow upon you any class....
Of course, we should not confuse 'famous' with being 'well known'.
A bit more worrying was the "After the hearing, members of the press saw Ryan, who was given unconditional bail, running into a nearby primary school to avoid photographers."
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Old Jan 12, 23, 10:56 am
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Mentioned on the 2022 thread at the time, Blue singer Lee Ryan has been convicted of the racially aggravated assault of a flight cabin crew member:

"Ryan, 39, had drunk a bottle of port in the airport lounge before boarding a British Airways flight from Glasgow to London City Airport on 31 July, Ealing Magistrates' Court heard. One flight crew member said the pop star had told her he wanted an upgrade and asked her if she knew who he was. Ryan, who denied all charges, said his behaviour had been "playful". The boyband star, who said he lived in Spain, was found guilty of being drunk on an aircraft, assaulting a police officer by biting him, racially aggravated common assault by beating and behaving in an abusive way towards the cabin crew member. He is due to be sentenced on 24 February. After the hearing, members of the press saw Ryan, who was given unconditional bail, running into a nearby primary school to avoid photographers."

In case you needed more evidence that being famous doesn't necessarily bestow upon you any class....
Speaking of lounge pilfering he put it down to necking a whole bottle of port in the lounge at Glasgow as his flight was delayed.

I hope he would now be banned for life by BA and that the Flight Attendant has been well supported.
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Old Jan 12, 23, 10:57 am
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I hope he would now be banned for life by BA and that the Flight Attendant has been well supported.
Exactly what I was thinking, I know BA have certainly banned 'celebs' in the past but sadly some of those people were subsequently allowed to fly again.
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Old Jan 12, 23, 1:45 pm
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Exactly what I was thinking, I know BA have certainly banned 'celebs' in the past but sadly some of those people were subsequently allowed to fly again.
I suspect some of these people are very high net worthy individuals and hence would have minor suspensions. Their management/pr team probably deals with the airline and smooth things over. I seem to recall the supermodel Naomi Campell ban was lifted.
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Old Jan 12, 23, 1:51 pm
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Love her. I've seen her shopping on Oxford Street, then having an al fresco lunch with a friend. Totally down to earth, unassuming lady.
A member of our parish (though not regular poster anymore) lived in the same Sussex village as her and was good friends. He attended a black tie event that she was at and even persuaded her to do the Bond/M pose which remains his Facebook profile picture "D
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Old Jan 12, 23, 2:20 pm
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Originally Posted by flybymonkey
I seem to recall the supermodel Naomi Campell ban was lifted.
Yup, thats the episode I was thinking of and I think the lifting of her ban didnt go down well with staff at all.
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Spotted Gok Wan on yesterdays afternoon flight to GLA.
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Jeremy Hunt on BA282 (LAX-LHR).
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