British Airways and Heathrow baggage handlers ‘Escape from Reality’ in celebration of Queen Legend Freddie Mercury’s birthday And Twentieth Century Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody, In Cinemas October 24th.
British Airways and Heathrow staff came together to celebrate Queen Legend Freddie birthday ahead of the upcoming release of the Queen movie BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY.
To pay tribute to the legend, baggage handlers have teamed up with Strictly Come Dancing choreographer to bring Freddie Mercury moves to Terminal 5.
Other activities at Heathrow will include Queen songs on Arrivals boards and memorabilia in Departure Lounge
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is released at UK cinemas on 24th October
He handled the heights of rock stardom as the lead singer of Queen, but few are aware of Freddie Mercury’s days handling baggage at Heathrow Airport.
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Now, to celebrate the rock legend’s birthday on September 5th and the upcoming release of Twentieth Century Fox and Regency Enterprises film BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, Heathrow and British Airways will ‘escape from reality’ to pay tribute to Freddie in spectacular fashion.
Heathrow Terminal 5 arrivals will come alive in celebration of the Queen frontman, as baggage handlers perform Mercury-inspired dance moves, choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor choreographer Lyndon Lloyd.
Following weeks of rehearsals, the baggage handlers will Break Free from their routine and astonish passengers with moves inspired by the charismatic rock star, who worked at the airport nearly 50 years ago, shortly before joining Queen and packing arenas around the world.
Any travelers landing at Terminal 5 on September 5th can also look out for Queen songs on Arrivals boards, whilst Queen memorabilia will go on display in the departures area next month. To celebrate the singer’s birthday on September 5, any customer who is called Freddie, Frederick or the legend’s real name, Farrokh, who is departing from Terminal 5 will be invited along with their traveling companions to use British Airways’ First lounge, accessed through the exclusive First Wing.
The celebrations, which will help raise awareness for Mercury’s charity The Mercury Phoenix Trust, are in anticipation of the cinema release of BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, a foot-stomping tribute to Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer.
The film traces Mercury’s meteoric rise from his unlikely beginnings and features scenes at Heathrow, where he worked whilst living in Feltham, before going from bags to riches and becoming one of the most iconic rock stars of all time.
Adam Dewey, one of British Airways’ baggage managers, who stars in the video, said “Freddie Mercury is an undisputed rock legend and it has been an absolute blast planning his birthday celebrations at Heathrow Airport, where he once worked.
Terminal 5 at Heathrow will celebrate Freddie Mercury Day on Wednesday 5th September. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is released at UK cinemas on 24th October from Twentieth Century Fox.