Naomi Campbell banned from British Airways
Supermodel Naomi Campbell has been banned from traveling with British Airways after she spat in a policeman’s face.
The 37-year-old catwalk queen has pleaded with the company to change their minds.
“Naomi has been flying with BA for nearly 30 years and has been a good customer. She hopes this can be resolved amicably,” her rep said.
But the airline is adamant they will not allow Naomi to board one of their flights after she lost her temper in a row over a bag. A source said: “Banning her will send out a worldwide signal that such behavior is totally unacceptable.”
Rival airline Virgin Atlantic said she is welcome to fly with them. But insisted that, “Any decision regarding her future travel with us would depend on the outcome of any court proceedings.” Naomi was not charged but released on police bail until May over the incident on the Heathrow flight bound for LA last Thursday.
Campbell flew into a rage after her bag was not put on the plane because it was too heavy. She screamed “a***holes” at police and was dragged away in handcuffs.
The source said of the ban: “The decision was not taken lightly. She is a valued customer. But it is unthinkable for BA to talk about the safety of staff and passengers being our priority, then let her off.
“Her behavior was absolutely shocking. She abused our staff and police.”