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So Mr Jones, you are big and I mean big!

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 :-))

About Kim Osborn

Kim is an ex British Airways cabin crew member employed for 28 years as an on board manager. She left BA at the beginning of 2013 having experienced a lifestyle of both long and short haul flying. She has developed and coached numerous cabin crew, whilst on board the aircraft, throughout her flying career

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