Chris Evans was left scratching his head after British Airways refused to let him board a flight - despite the fact he had a ticket.
The DJ was trying to fly home from Nice in time for his morning show on Radio 2, but was told that his flight was full, despite arriving on time with a valid ticket.
He tweeted: "British Airways. So let me get this right. I have a ticket but I'm not on the flight. Can you tell the BBC why I won't be in wok tmr pls?
"No, this is really happening. I've driven to Nice to get on a plane which I have a ticket for and they have just said sorry, no. Unbelievable!
He continued to live-tweet the situation with a series of updates, including how BA offered him "preferential treatment" which he declined, and how he found a bar companion to kill time with.
Flt closed. Apparently happens a lot. Been told to wait for nxt flight but "Highly unlikely you'll get on" Bizarre way to run a business.- Chris Evans (@achrisevans) May 4, 2015
Re clarification. Did not turn up late. In plenty of time but simply told flight was full. That's it, no mystery. Verging on hilarious.- Chris Evans (@achrisevans) May 4, 2015
Right. Extra me time. Bar !!!
- Chris Evans (@achrisevans) May 4, 2015
B.A now offering to give me preferential service. No thanks. As my very wise mate always says. Don't complain, change. Bye Bye. B.A. S.W.L.K- Chris Evans (@achrisevans) May 4, 2015
French airport staff being brilliant by the way. They have to deal with the flack that has nothing to do with them. Extremely tolerant.- Chris Evans (@achrisevans) May 4, 2015
Another twist. Lovely chap has turned up without his girlfriend. Looks like I am half of the new happy couple. My turn to buy the drinks.- Chris Evans (@achrisevans) May 4, 2015
Tmr I will be mostly back on Radio 2, tho' they'll always be a little part of me forever at that B.A. check in desk. Ma Cherie Je t'adore.- Chris Evans (@achrisevans) May 4, 2015
A spokesman for British Airways told the Western Daily Press: "We are very sorry that some of our customers were delayed after we had to transfer them onto a slightly later flight. They all returned to Heathrow Airport last night, an hour later than originally planned.
"Like all major airlines, we overbook a number of our flights in order to keep fares low. Customers are usually unaware but on this occasion we're sorry that we were not able to seat everybody on the flight."
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