Less Baggage For BA To Worry About...
This'll show 'em. For all their recent difficulties, at least
there's one problem workers at British Airways apparently won't
have to worry about in the foreseeable future: they need not
live in fear any longer of being spit upon by a temperamental
As ANN reported, Naomi
Campbell made headlines earlier this month after she was told by a
BA employee at London Heathrow she'd have to get off the plane she
expected to fly to Los Angeles, because one of her bags had been
lost -- not an isolated problem at the airline's new, and
horrendously trouble-prone, Terminal Five.
The 37-year-old firebrand reportedly balked at that request, and
the airline called local police to forcibly eject her. In the
resulting confrontation, police say Campbell spat on an officer,
and was hauled off to be charged with suspicion of assaulting an
According To E! Online (hey, it's a reputable source! --
Ed.) Campbell announced this week she will
boycott the British flag carrier, in response to the airline
reportedly banning her earlier this month over the incident. If
that sounds a lot like resigning from your job right after being
fired... well, we're not saying anything, for fear Campbell will
come after us next.
"Someone from BA called me and asked that I return to fly with
them, but this will not occur so early," Campbell (Naomi, mind
you, not Zoom) told Brazilian media this week. "They didn't
find my bag -- said it wasn't in the system -- and there was a
complete disrespect for the passengers.
"I am not speaking for myself," the newly-minted passenger
rights advocate added. "I am speaking for all those who have been
For its part, British Airways hasn't confirmed the ban... though
one airline spokesman did tell London's Evening Standard newspaper,
"We are not aware of any pleading phone calls to Ms. Campbell."