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Will.i.am Accuses Airline Of Giving Away His Seat

Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:58 pm

It seems that even celebrities miss out on flights if they don’t arrive early enough.

Black Eyed Peas singer will.i.am has expressed his frustration with United Airlines on Twitter after he arrived for a flight from New York to China, only to discover that he was too late and his seat had been given away. Oopps...


https://au.totaltravel.yahoo.com/news-opinions/news/a/-/25219973/will-i-am-accuses-airline-of-giving-away-his-seat/
 
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RE: Will.i.am Accuses Airline Of Giving Away His S

Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:09 pm

He gave his own seat away by not arriving in time. Non story from a minor 'celebrity' who seems too think that he is important.
 
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RE: Will.i.am Accuses Airline Of Giving Away His S

Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:10 pm

He also complained that he wasn't allowed in a Red Carpet Club a few months back, when he didn't actually qualify to get in.
 
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RE: Will.i.am Accuses Airline Of Giving Away His S

Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:47 pm

I guess he was so two thousand and late. Boom boom pow!   
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RE: Will.i.am Accuses Airline Of Giving Away His S

Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:50 pm

The real celebrities fly private.
 
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RE: Will.i.am Accuses Airline Of Giving Away His S

Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:56 pm

Quoting scbriml (Reply 3):
I guess he was so two thousand and late. Boom boom pow!

Well Played  

It's kind of sad something like this qualifies as "news" these days. He was late....UA followed the rules, he didn't.

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RE: Will.i.am Accuses Airline Of Giving Away His S

Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:56 pm

Quoting scbriml (Reply 3):

You my friend, are my new hero 
 
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RE: Will.i.am Accuses Airline Of Giving Away His S

Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:06 pm

You know, rules are for everyone.

Quoting scbriml (Reply 3):
I guess he was so two thousand and late. Boom boom pow!   

  
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RE: Will.i.am Accuses Airline Of Giving Away His S

Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:09 am

For a guy who flies around a lot, he should probably know that you need to show up more than 45 minutes ahead of an international flight...

Anyway, this is just a little bit of karma for the music world's biggest music thief  
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RE: Will.i.am Accuses Airline Of Giving Away His S

Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:59 am

He does not like this United Airlines sham
He does not like it, Will.I.Am

Okay I'll shut up now...
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RE: Will.i.am Accuses Airline Of Giving Away His S

Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:45 am

From his tweet, it seems like he felt that arriving at 12:30 for a 1:15 international flight was totally normal and not late at all...
 
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RE: Will.i.am Accuses Airline Of Giving Away His S

Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:31 am

Quoting UA444 (Reply 2):
He also complained that he wasn't allowed in a Red Carpet Club a few months back, when he didn't actually qualify to get in.

You mean the United GlobalFirst Suites lounge. He tried to gain admittance on a domestic PNR, IIRC, using a United Club Membership Card. AFAIK, you can only enter the GlobalFirst Suites lounge if you're in UA/A* International Suites First Class.

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RE: Will.i.am Accuses Airline Of Giving Away His S

Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:10 pm

The most surprising thing about this story is that someone actually decided to fly from New York to China with United.

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