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Virgin Atlantic demands British sailor change out of uniform

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Virgin Atlantic demands British sailor change out of uniform

.... or else she'll be denied boarding.

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2290462/What-wa…

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1. Re: Virgin Atlantic demands British sailor change out of uniform

Unreal

Amsterdam, The...
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2. Re: Virgin Atlantic demands British sailor change out of uniform

Sad but unfortunately this kind of disrespectful behaviour towards UK service personnel is all to common.

Put her in business class is what I say

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3. Re: Virgin Atlantic demands British sailor change out of uniform

>> Put her in business class is what I say <<

She should travel with a US carrier. Last time a uniformed military (a sailor as it happens) boarded one of my international flights (ORD-LHR) he was upgraded to Global First.

Manchester, United...
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4. Re: Virgin Atlantic demands British sailor change out of uniform

G4S need I say more, bunch of useless non trained half wits, unfortunately I know we have to work with them in the rail industry.

Glasgow, United...
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5. Re: Virgin Atlantic demands British sailor change out of uniform

Shocking to say the least Virgin should be ashamed.

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6. Re: Virgin Atlantic demands British sailor change out of uniform

>> G4S need I say more ... <<

While I wouldn't trust G4S with maintaing order at my nephew's upcoming 2nd birthday party, the article does say ....

"She was confronted by a G4S security guard AND Virgin Atlantic staff, who ordered her to change into pyjamas before boarding the jet. "

Worthing, United...
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7. Re: Virgin Atlantic demands British sailor change out of uniform

Hi

But this was in the Daily Mail

Jackie

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8. Re: Virgin Atlantic demands British sailor change out of uniform

Yes. It would be more believable if it was in a newspaper.

Nannup, Australia
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9. Re: Virgin Atlantic demands British sailor change out of uniform

Didn't the UK military have to step in to help G4S during the London Olympics?

10. Re: Virgin Atlantic demands British sailor change out of uniform

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