It is being widely reported that the world’s first airport to be 'imaginary friend friendly' is Heathrow. The airport will now be making the extra effort required to look after children’s imaginary friends.
A six-minute video has been released showing how an imaginary friend should be treated by staff while travelling through their airport - watch it here
The video starts with a guard shown making sure that a child’s imaginary friend has been provided with a ticket on the train to the airport. Later restaurant staff at the airport even make sure that the imaginary friend has room at the dining table.
The idea has been prompted by research that showed around 2.1 million children have imaginary friends and that of these 68% will take them on holiday.
The chief operating officer at Heathrow has been quoted as saying that they have an ambition to become the friendliest family airport and give the best service in the world.
How those children will feel when they find that their friend doesn’t have a seat on the plane is anyone’s guess!
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