Celebrity feuds aren’t a novelty. And striking one freshly in Boy George, who has recently pointed fingers at Victoria Beckham and British Airways. The ‘Do You Really Want to Hurt Me’ singer has accused the airlines of keeping first-class passengers waiting while escorting Ms. Beckham towards departure on priority.
Why did Boy George cry foul?
According to the singer, British Airways showed injustice towards the other passengers by chaperoning Beckham and whisking her away in a VIP limousine. Moved by the incident, George took to Twitter to vent out his frustrations.
“Nice touch for @britishairways to leave everyone in first class waiting for steps while Victoria Beckham’s car picks her up. Proper going to avoid flying BA for a while!” he lamented. The singer deleted the tweet soon afterward. British Airways, however, wasn’t one to take it lying. To clarify its position and to avoid a major rift between the two celebs, the airline explained that the priority treatment was given to Beckham as part of the airport’s VIP service, which she has paid for separately.
So what is Heathrow VIP service all about?
Described as the “ultimate airport experience,” the Heathrow VIP service allows fliers access to a separate and private entrance which is like a private airport within the main terminal building. After arriving at a dedicated VIP reception, guests are escorted to their own personal lounge.
They can sample food prepared by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton and enjoy the services of a personal butler. Arriving passengers also receive a luxury BMW limousine for pick up and entry to the exclusive ‘Windsor’ suite, where a dedicated immigration officer helps them complete the entry formalities.
In addition to the above, guests get to enjoy the finest of experiences with the help of a personal shopper and gaze at pristine artworks while waiting at the airport. They can also make special requests and extend their stay at the suite beyond two hours on prior intimation.
O’Dowd’s patch-up with British Airways:
On hearing from British Airways, O’Dowd once again took to Twitter to write: “Myself and @britishairways are back in love. Now I know it costs 6,000 to get off the plane before everyone else. “Also, my current remit is to be more friendly, human, and have more patience. Lol! Wish me luck. I also forgot to say how lovely my flight was!”
Beckham, for the whole part, did not choose to comment. Well, all’s well that end well, we guess!