On a flight bound for New York I was excited to hear one of my First class passengers was the all star rock legend Rod Stewart. Once he had boarded the aircraft and sitting comfortably I noticed that Concorde was parked next to our aircraft at Heathrow and was bound too for New York. I asked Mr Stewart “why are you on this 7 hour flight on a 747 aircraft and not on Concorde” which was due to depart at a similar time to us with a flight time of just over 3 hours. He responded that on Concorde it was just one class (93 passengers) all sitting together with no privacy, however on the 747 as the First Class cabin was situated at the front, or nose section of the plane, this made it much more exclusive, away from the prying eyes of the general public (which made sense I suppose when you are always hounded by the press). Although I don’t seem to have this problem!
I gathered from this comment that he would prefer to be left alone and (whilst humming contently via his headphones “do you think I am sexy…. and you want my body… come on then and tell me so) I did just that, expect for asking him what he wanted for dinner and which wine would he like.
However, something funny did happen when the captain asked Mr Stewart for his autograph, I approached Mr Stewart and said “the captain has asked me to ask you…” he then interrupted me with his out stretched hand and said “can you inform the captain I do not wish to visit the flight deck thank you” I then replied “you are not invited into the flight deck Mr Stewart as post Sept 11th NO ONE, NOT EVEN ROD STEWART were invited into the flight deck”. I think he was somewhat embarrassed!