Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Celebrities And Airports


Unless you are Madonna who somehow is allowed to wander through airports half naked, it seems that the only place on the entire earth where the playing field is level for the entire world is the airport. If you just won an Academy Award, the airline may make an exception and let you bring it on the plane, but dammit you are taking your shoes off before you go through security.

Because celebrities are so used to getting their way in everything they do, it is always fun to see them crashing back to earth when they meet some guy at an airport who is only doing his job. Unless you live in Australia, you probably have no idea who Carla Bonner is. It doesn't really matter, but she is an actress on the show Neighbours.

Well, I'm guessing the show doesn't pay very well, or she is just cheap because she had the lowest class of ticket you could possibly buy on a flight from Melbourne to New Castle. The low ticket price meant she could only have one very small piece of carry on luggage.

Well, being a celebrity, she thought that rule was only meant to apply to "everyday people" and not her. When the guy making minimum wage at the airport stated he would need to measure her bag, she went ballistic. Cussed at the guy, called him every name in the book. Did the whole do you know who I am thing, and basically dared anyone to tell her what she could and could not bring on the plane.

Ummm. They banned her from the flight. Although everyone present said she went off on the poor guy, Bonner said that it was the worker who was at fault. According to her, he should have known she was special, and not even bothered to measure the bag. No, what she said was he was rude. Well Carla, what I think what he was doing was his job. Now, if you had been like "everyday people" you would have opened your bag, looked to see which crap you could throw away, do so, and then step on your bag to make it smaller. Problem solved. Or you could just pony up the extra $20. That's right. All that because of $20.

12 comments:

irishstayc2 said...

DOuchebag... I hate it when people pull that crap!

mngddess said...

Hey irish! How's Philly? gotta go to Center City tommorrow....

Re: Crappy Carla...

Don't ya just love it when little snots get their come-uppance?

Ayesha said...

Of course she should have gotten treated like crap the way everyone else is. Still, the airlines and airports are taking things WAY too far with this security bullshit.

not a famous adrian said...

Who?

Ms. said...

Gonna be a lot of that behaviour in Toronto over the next 10 days. Half the time it is the LA publicists acting like assholes, not the celebs.

Always interesting to see who traipses around Yorkville with OR without an entourage.

gillian said...

Funny enough, I know the face but didn't know the name of the actress- 'steph' from Neighbours (abit of an institution in the uk- esp among students, elderly and unemployed!). What a bullshit thing to do. Honestly.

She aint even a celeb- neighbours is where you start out as an oz actor, not where you END UP. You know that bitch aint leaving. Plus, did Ent say the flight was to Newcastle, as in North of England? I bet her broke arse was coming here for panto and cheap coke!

Emobacca said...

Fucking cunt should die in a fiery car crash

MissBliss said...

Gillian, no she was probably flying to Newcastle which is a city in NSW Australia.

Miss X said...

Ugh. Another behavior I hate. Does she not realize she could just as easily be working in his job? You see this in everyday people, too. Just because they have a more prestigious job, they can yell at bus drivers, security, janitors, cafeteria workers...

Next time I see this happen, I think I'm going to have to call the person out on it.

c17 said...

Wait, "Neighbours"? I used to watch a show on PBS called that & I always thought it was British.....

*off to Wikipedia*

Char said...

Neighbours is Australian but the British love it. All the British tourists that come here go on this weird "Meet the Neighbours Stars" tour thingy. Never done it myself.

In my experience, Aussie celebs often think they're bigger than they are because they're big fish in a small pond (celeb-wise) but usually come crashing back down to earth when they try to make the jump to the US market.

Also, Newcastle is all one word. Just sayin'...

noel said...

It is NEWCASTLE not New Castle...

Sorry about that. It is my home town after all...

And yes, we call ourselves Novacastrians. Weird huh?

See you all around.

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