Love Fuming Over Cigarette Flight Ban
COURTNEY LOVE was banned from travelling on a flight after she was caught openly flouting U.S anti-smoking laws by having a cigarette in airport departure lounge.
The star was due to fly to London from Los Angeles on Monday (07Apr08) to attend a gig organised by charity the Teenage Cancer Trust, but was refused boarding after she was discovered smoking in the departure lounge.
She says, "I had a fag in the first class lounge, like two hits, and they wouldn't let me on the plane with my daughter (Frances Bean, 15). They made some big thing like I'm a f**king terrorist or something.
"It was embarrassing."
A spokesperson for Virgin Atlantic confirmed Love was allowed to fly to London the following evening (08Apr08) and has not been blacklisted by the company.
Earlier this week (begs07Apr08), supermodel Naomi Campbell was given a lifetime travel ban from British Airways following her alleged fight with a police officer at Heathrow airport on 3 April (08).