‘Game of Thrones’ star sticks it to British Airways after lounge denial
If only the Hound had been there, this weekend’s airline situation would have been very different for “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams.
The 17-year-old, who plays Arya Stark in the popular HBO series, blasted British Airways on Saturday after she was turned away from their business-class lounge for being too young, and, unlike her character for much of the series, traveling without an adult.
“Denied from the business lounge once again for being under 18 and without an adult.. @British_Airways sort your ... out,” Williams tweeted.
The airline apologized to Williams via Twitter, but said it was policy that anyone younger than 18 could not be in its lounge without an adult.
“We look forward to welcoming you soon,” the airline tweeted.
But things didn’t end there. Just like her “GoT” character, Williams wanted answers and was going to have her say.
“Yes.. @British_Airways fully understand that, my question is why? Why can we travel alone but not use the lounge? It makes no sense,” she said. “I’m not saying I deserve special treatment..”
In the young star’s closing argument, she said that if she is old enough to fly alone, she should be able to “handle sitting quietly in the ... lounge.”
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