Elizabeth Hurley Blasts British Airways During Extended Delay With ‘No Food Or Water’

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Actress Elizabeth Hurley had some strong words for British Airways after being allegedly stranded at an airport for more than 20 hours following a flight delay.

The 57-year-old British star took to Twitter to vent her frustrations over the lack of communication from the airline. She had been traveling from Antigua and got stuck there Monday.

“Stranded at Antigua airport with no food or water, taxis or hotels offered yet. Plane delayed 20 hours,” Hurley shared with more than 600,000 followers.

“Still stranded- no food, water or hotel. Pretty dodgy service,” she wrote in an update an hour later.

“Still nothing from [British Airways],” the “Austin Powers” star posted in a third update. “Extraordinary service! Finally, managed to find a taxi ourselves to escape airport after more than 12 hours with no food or water #avoidflying.”

British Airways replied to the actress by saying, “We’re experiencing delays to some of our flights due to a technical issue with our flight planning. We’re sorry for the disruption to your journey, we’re urgently investigating this so that you travel as soon as possible.”

A rep from the airline also invited Hurley to DM them so they could look into her situation specifically.

This response drew ire from other Twitter users who said the actress was getting special treatment because she was a celebrity. 

“You left my 21 year old daughter stranded in Madrid airport on a Saturday night back in August, did nothing for her and haven’t responded to her compensation claim, yet when someone with some clout kicks off you can’t respond quick enough,” someone retorted.

“Love the way British airways reply immediately when someone famous posts about a delay, yet when it happens to a non celeb it takes 80 hours to respond. British airways congrats. You know you can automate replies so you could at least seem sincere,” another person agreed.

The airline shared an update on the flight delays on Tuesday.

“Our teams have now resolved a temporary issue that affected some of our long-haul flight planning systems overnight, which resulted in delays to our schedule,” the airline said in a statement shared with FOX Business.

They also apologized for the “disruption caused to our customers’ travel plans.” 

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