On a sold-out Southwest flight from San Jose to Burbank, Paula Abdul pulled a diva move and demanded first-class treatment. Problem is, there’s no first-class on Southwest. Regardless, Paula pointed out she was famous and needed to be seated first, a benefit only enjoyed by young children, people with disabilities and the elderly. The other passengers weren’t too thrilled and began making fun of her. One passenger shouted,
“You’re no Sanjaya! You have to board like everyone else.” That, according to the source, prompted a round of laughter from the others – except Abdul.
Indeed. Once boarding began, the diva pushed her way to the front for first pick and told everyone the seat next to her was taken. Eventually, a flight attendant forced her to give up her seat and was described as “twitchy” the rest of the trip.
Why Paula was flying Southwest is beyond me. The $39 special was probably the tipping point. The person sitting next to her should have spiked her drink and pushed her into air rage. She’ll go crazy and have to be restrained by the other passengers and detained for 5 hours at airport security. By then the flight has practically paid for itself and would almost make up for the cramp inducing seats that make you spread your legs like Jenna Haze to feel even moderately comfortable.