Will.i.am "Kicked Out" of First Class Lounge
Black Eyed Peas superstar will.i.am (William Adams) has criticized United Airlines for allegedly kicking him out of a first class airport lounge.
Will.i.am posted several tweets hitting out at United Airlines after allegedly being told to leave because staff thought his lounge membership card was fake.
I get kicked out of the @united lounge because they say I’m not a member…oh well…& then the @united pilot asks me to take a selfie #WTF
— will.i.am (@iamwill) May 10, 2014
I fly so much…a business should know who their customers are…its ok im making this my lounge http://t.co/aZwGboQN6j — will.i.am (@iamwill) May 10, 2014
#unitedAIRLINES is the worse. Im a member & I have my card to prove it. but they tell me my card is fake & kick me out the lounge #ouch — will.i.am (@iamwill) May 10, 2014
The singer, called United “the worse (sic)”, adding it “should know who (its) customers are”.
It is not known at which airport the incident happened, although later in the day will.i.am indicated he was visiting singer Diddy in Washington.
In response, the airline released a statement.
We invite only customers travelling in United Global First, customers with Global Services status travelling in United BusinessFirst, and customers travelling in first class on other Star Alliance carriers to visit our Global First Lounges.
Since the customer did not meet these criteria he did not have access to the lounge. We are reaching out to the customer and appreciate his business.
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