Madonna scored some VIP treatment on a recent Virgin Atlantic flight when she and her entourage were let off two hours before any of the other passengers. The plane was stuck on the tarmac due to snow.
The flight was from NYC to London’s Heathrow Airport, but the weather forced an emergency landing at Stansted Airport. The plane was grounded for about three hours, but Madonna was out of there before an hour was up.
“As the plane was diverted to Stansted due to very difficult weather conditions, disembarkation was delayed while ground staff waited for buses to transport customers back to London Heathrow,” said a statement from Virgin Atlantic. “We apologize for any inconvenience this diversion caused, but for safety reasons this action was unavoidable.”
Madonna and her crew were disembarked first and taken by a bus to the terminal.
Virgin said in their statement, “It is common across airlines that business and first-class passengers disembark first and this is reflected in the higher cost of the ticket.”
Other first class passengers noted that they waited the full three hours.