Madonna's Special Treatment Angers Virgin Airline Passengers

Posted by Sylar On Wednesday, December 22, 2010

With snow causing shutdowns at UK airports, passengers on a diverted Virgin Atlantic flight from New York are complaining, not about the weather but about special treatment given Madonna and her entourage.
Flight VS010 was supposed to land at Heathrow, but was instead diverted to Standsted Airport, where passengers sat on the plane for nearly three hours -- except for Madonna, who was reportedly allowed to disembark two hours before everyone else.
"After about an hour, a bus came along and took her and her party of about 15 off the plane. It seemed a -- little unfair -- it's not like she is the President or anything. The rest of us all had to wait for another two hours," a disgruntled fellow passenger tells the UK's Daily Mail.
A statement from Virgin, obtained by AOL Travel News, says the plane was diverted "due to very difficult weather conditions" and the disembarkation was delayed by ground crew until buses arrived to take passengers to London's Heathrow. "We apologize for any inconvenience this diversion caused, but for safety reasons this action was unavoidable."
As for Madonna's special treatment, Virgin says, "It is common across airlines that business- and first-class passengers disembark first and this is reflected in the higher cost of the ticket."
But the unidentified passenger, who was also in Virgin's Upper Class, says "Madonna was taken off the plane way before the rest of the first-class people. We were all grumbling about it."
The passenger also complains the Queen of Pop used her hour-long delay to do yoga in the plane's aisles.

Source: AOL

4 Responses to "Madonna's Special Treatment Angers Virgin Airline Passengers"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    i would have paid to see Madonna doing yoga in the aisle of a plane. she can perform ANYWHERE stadiums, arenas, clubs, planes. the woman's talent has no bounderies!!! and she should get special treatment...why not!!


  2. Anonymous Said,

    whatever people! Virgin Airlines says it right! I fly first class seat sometimes and when bad weather or for whatever reasons the cause of the delay first class/business class passengers get the a special treatment! So if you want to be treated the same way buy a first class ticket. this will be my "let them eat cake" moment (lol). As for Her Madgesty, she can afford it, she probably got it for free from her credit miles. Long Live The Queen!!!


  3. Anonymous Said,

    Although I love Madge to bits I hate to hear about all the privileges famous people have. I mean, she's been allowed off the plane 2 hours before other passengers in the same cabin (who probably paid 6k for their tickets). I wonder what happens when she goes that family day out at Versailles ages ago. Bet she didnt have to queue up for 2 hours like us mere mortals. A case of a modern times Marie Antoniette maybe? Can't help but loving her though...


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