I boarded a flight to LA a few months ago and was working in First Class when I was notified by the ground staff at Heathrow that I was expecting a huge celebrity to board my flight and join me in First Class, Sir Tom Jones.
I was met at the door of the plane by a very excitable, and in my opinion OTT ground staff member, all weak at the knees (female of course) handing over to me the wonderful legend Sir Tom Jones. He was a delightful man with so much charm and charisma and was travelling with his sister. Throughout the flight he sucked on throat lozenges – I wonder why! My first impression of him was how tall he was and extremely fit looking. All dressed in a very flattering black attire he still held that sexy image after all those years of fame & popularity.
After the meal service I sat and spoke with Mr Jones on a more personal level and felt completely at ease in his company. I joked with him about his massive fame and asked the question “So Mr Jones, you are big and I mean big – how do you cope with that” I did blush when I heard myself saying this, but I thought why not, push the boundaries. He replied in a very modest manner “its my way of life” I know no differently.
One of my colleagues, who was called off stand by to do this flight, was a massive fan of Mr Jones and when she heard she would be serving him, she fell to pieces. I told her to go into the bathroom and pull herself together!! alas this did not work so I had him all to myself :-))