Travelers at London’s Heathrow airport were blessed by a special kind of royalty this past week.
As a means of honoring Freddie Mercury’s 72nd birthday, members of the baggage handling team broke out into song and dance to perform the Queen hit “I Want to Break Free”.
The staff came out in full costume to perform the choreographed number, sporting Mercury’s signature yellow jacket and mustache as an homage to the singer who was once a baggage handler at Heathrow before joining Queen.
British Airways, the company who sponsored the performance, didn’t stop there, either.
The airline allowed any customer with the name “Freddie”, “Frederick”, or “Farrokh” (which is Mercury’s birth name) to use the airline’s first lounge, assuring them that they were the champions in the airport that day.
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Today, members of our baggage team along with British Airways colleagues performed a tribute at T5 Arrivals to one-time Heathrow baggage handler Freddie Mercury, in support of @The_MPT! #ForeverFreddie #BohemianRhapsody pic.twitter.com/73l9aZM7ve— Heathrow Airport (@HeathrowAirport) September 5, 2018
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