David’s off to a flyer...

STARS JOIN BA GROUND CREW AS PART OF COMIC RE­LIEF ‘THANK YOU’

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - by SALINA PA­TEL salina.pa­tel@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @Sali­naPa­tel1

CELEBRI­TIES swapped the glam­our of first class air travel for a shift on the ground in cus­tomer ser­vice roles at Heathrow Air­port as part of a col­lec­tion of com­edy videos for Red Nose Day.

Footage re­leased by Bri­tish Air­ways shows tele­vi­sion per­son­al­ity and funny man David Wal­liams, Spice Girl Emma Bun­ton and Olympic swim­mer Tom Da­ley sport­ing the air­line’s uni­form help­ing sur­prised pas­sen­gers at Ter­mi­nal 5 check-in.

The film launched on Wed­nes­day (March 15), in sup­port of Comic Re­lief - the air­line’s char­ity part­ner - fea­tures all three celebri­ties un­der­cover at the ter­mi­nal mak­ing pas­sen­gers do weird and won­der­ful things be­fore pass­ing se­cu­rity.

Be­hind the check-in desk cus­tomer ser­vice rep­re­sen­ta­tive “Dave” asks trav­ellers to pose se­ri­ously for se­cu­rity pho­tos and even kisses a pas­sen­ger’s pass­port photo.

Mean­while Heart FM pre­sen­ter Emma spiced up the “check-in kiosks” mis­chie­vously ask­ing cus­tomers if they had packed any “sporty or gin­ger”’ prod­ucts and who their favourite Spice Girl is.

Olympian Tom Da­ley even man­ages to per­suade pas­sen­gers to per­form dive moves be­fore fly­ing as an ex­tra se­cu­rity mea­sure.

Troy Warfield, Bri­tish Air­ways direc­tor of cus­tomer ex­pe­ri­ence, said: “This year Red Nose Day is go­ing back to its com­edy roots, and we’re de­lighted to be sup­port­ing it with these great films from some of the na­tion’s favourite per­son­al­i­ties work­ing a shift at Bri­tish Air­ways.

“The video is our way of say­ing ‘thank you’ to cus­tomers and staff for help­ing us raise over £15 mil­lion over the past seven years.” Red Nose Day will be held on Fri

day (March 24).

The video is our way of say­ing thank you to cus­tomers and staff Troy Warfield, Bri­tish Air­ways Direc­tor

PHO­TOS: GARETH CAT­TER­MOLE/GETTY IM­AGES

David Wal­liams, Emma Bun­ton and Tom Da­ley as­sist Bri­tish Air­ways pas­sen­gers at Heathrow

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