Jim Murphy has written to 22 airlines proposed that they offer this special service but none agreed. Labour is urging them to think again and this public symbol of support for UK military personnel.
This is a practice implemented by American Airlines and Labour believes we can learn a lot from the US in terms of how military personnel are publicly valued.
Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy MP said:
“Speedy boarding for UK heroes would be a fitting public tribute. I am disappointed this is not being embraced by UK airlines.
“There is much we can learn from our US friends on how we celebrate the unique contribution made by those in uniform. I urge all UK airlines to think about how they can do more to reflect our national pride in the Armed Forces community.”