Bee Gees star, Robin Gibb is still ‘stayin’ alive’ at age 60 – the eccentric singer allegedly became so enraged when asked to submit to extra security checks at Heathrow that he refused to fly.
Gibb, who was supposed to fly from Heathrow to Los Angeles, was sitting with his fellow passengers in the British Airways first-class lounge when the incident occurred.
He was asked at random to undergo further checks and be patted down by staff but The Sun newspaper claimed he quickly lost his temper.
An anonymous witness told the paper: “He went absolutely crazy and was swearing his head off at the check-in team.
“It wasn’t their fault – people are selected at random by the computer for extra checks. But he wasn’t having any of it.
“He was told by security to calm down or he would not be able to fly. He told them to eff off.
“When it became clear to him he could not board without the extra checks he stormed out.
After the incident, Gibb is believed to have transferred his £5,000 first class ticket to a later date.A BA spokeswoman told the paper: “A passenger who was due to fly to LA voluntarily chose not to travel because they did not want to be subjected to additional security searches.”
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.F