Celebs on BA

Old Dec 2, 11, 4:19 pm
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Originally Posted by T8191 View Post
Why should she be?
Personally, I would have no problem if the Royal Family actually paid for CE travel. I would expect BA to give priority to upgrades to the Royal Family rather than any other 'celebrity'. The same with high ranking politicians - I don't have a problem with them at all flying in CE/CW, whether paid or upgraded.
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Old Dec 2, 11, 4:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
Cee Lo Green heading into the AA lounge in LHR T3 today, accompanied by two minders carrying his bags. I was tempted to approach him and inform him the BA or CX lounges would be a better choice
Should have told him that the food was better in the BA lounge- he would have been there in a dash!

He seems like a nice guy actually, really like his music!
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Old Dec 2, 11, 5:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Greg66 View Post
Princess Beatrice on the 728 to GVA this morning. With a fairly obv Special Branch minder. Both in Y. Right next to the overwing emergency exit.
She doesn't have status. Reading the manifest upside down on the food trolley, I could the last man in J was Gold with a 97 CIV, whereas she was simply marked as "Windsor Suite".

At GVA the airbridge had a door on the right immediately as you left the plane, with stairs down the tarmac. Where a GVA airport car and a Swiss policeman were waiting. I assume for her, and to escort rather than arrest.
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Old Dec 2, 11, 6:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Greg66 View Post
She doesn't have status. Reading the manifest upside down on the food trolley, I could the last man in J was Gold with a 97 CIV, whereas she was simply marked as "Windsor Suite".
Very naughty...

And I don't mean you for reading it...
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Old Dec 3, 11, 4:06 am
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Celebs on BA

2 days ago Jenson Button from Nice/LHR in economy!!
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Old Dec 3, 11, 4:14 am
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Originally Posted by Greg66 View Post
... Where a GVA airport car and a Swiss policeman were waiting ... to escort rather than arrest.
That's a rather bold assumption!
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Old Dec 3, 11, 4:17 am
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I was actually in CE down to Nice a few years ago and Sarah Ferguson and the two princesses were in the first rows of club.
I walked by them getting off and as we headed for the long passport queue at NCE,they were ushered straight ahead by special services presumably to a waiting car.
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Old Dec 3, 11, 4:58 am
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Originally Posted by Earthman View Post
I was actually in CE down to Nice a few years ago and Sarah Ferguson and the two princesses were in the first rows of club.
I walked by them getting off and as we headed for the long passport queue at NCE,they were ushered straight ahead by special services presumably to a waiting car.
Hmm... I wonder what the justification for that was ... was there some kind of public benefit resulting?
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Old Dec 3, 11, 6:39 am
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Originally Posted by Genius1 View Post
I would expect BA to give priority to upgrades to the Royal Family rather than any other 'celebrity'. The same with high ranking politicians - I don't have a problem with them at all flying in CE/CW, whether paid or upgraded.
I agree that if BA had a need to upgrade anyone, most of the so-called "celebrities" that feature on the Celebs thread should be a very long way down the list. But it is equally satisfying to see an HRH in economy, hopefully without any DYKWIA strops being thrown along the way.

I don't agree that high-ranking politicans should be upgraded simply because of who they are. They are - for necessary security reasons - too isolated from normal people as it is, and it would do them no harm to see from time to time how normal people live.
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Old Dec 3, 11, 8:05 am
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A tired looking Alan Hansen in the 'fast track' security lane at T5 last tuesday. Would have struck up a chat had I not been busy shaking my head at this malfunctioning 'perk' BA continues to offer. Much enjoying his contributions in MOTD - nice lad for an ex-Liverpool player.
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Old Dec 3, 11, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by Globaliser View Post
I agree that if BA had a need to upgrade anyone, most of the so-called "celebrities" that feature on the Celebs thread should be a very long way down the list. But it is equally satisfying to see an HRH in economy, hopefully without any DYKWIA strops being thrown along the way.

I don't agree that high-ranking politicans should be upgraded simply because of who they are. They are - for necessary security reasons - too isolated from normal people as it is, and it would do them no harm to see from time to time how normal people live.
Do FTers have double standards? Loads of threads here on how best to secure and upgrade, other threads on the excitement when we get them, yet we begrudge Celebs in the same position.

How many FTers who can afford to fly F/J elect to fly Y because it reflects better for their image or the image of their company and "it would do them no harm to see from time to time how normal people live".

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Old Dec 3, 11, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by KenJohn View Post
Do FTers have double standards? Loads of threads here on how best to secure and upgrade, other threads on the excitement when we get them, yet we begrudge Celebs in the same position.

How many FTers who can afford to fly F/J elect to fly Y because it reflects better for their image or the image of their company and "it would do them no harm to see from time to time how normal people live".
To be fair, whilst many FTers may appear financially advantaged, most will have reached that position by their own efforts doing jobs that need doing for someone. Upgrades that FTers get and aim for are those available to anyone who has the right level of status etc. For celebs and royals it's a different ball game.
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Old Dec 3, 11, 11:05 am
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Gwyneth Paltrow and Barry Manilow on my flight back from LAX this week. Not good at celeb spotting, convinced Barry was Rod Stewart for 2 minutes, the side profile gave it away
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Old Dec 3, 11, 11:17 am
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Originally Posted by stueys View Post
Gwyneth Paltrow and Barry Manilow on my flight back from LAX this week. Not good at celeb spotting, convinced Barry was Rod Stewart for 2 minutes, the side profile gave it away
Have they ever been seen together?
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Old Dec 6, 11, 3:26 am
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Not really a celeb, but former Minister of Defence Liam Fox was in the Munich Galleries Lounge on Sunday 04/12, and on the BA957 to LHR..... and more interestingly with his 'friend'...
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