1984: Freddie Mercury (1946 - 1991), lead singer of 1970s hard rock quartet Queen, in concert.

Before he was fronting Queen, Freddie Mercury worked as a baggage handler at Heathrow Airport in London, so in honor of his birthday, current baggage handlers assembled to pay tribute in the best way possible.

British Airways released the clip below of their Terminal 5 crew in full Mercury garb (including mustaches!) lip-syncing and dancing to the Queen hit “I Want To Break Free.”

The video is part of the promotional push of the upcoming biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which is due out in the U.S. on November 2.  The clip isn’t the only promotion British Airways is doing for the highly-anticipated film.   Any customer named Freddie, Frederick or Farrokh (Mercury actual first name) that is departing from Terminal 5 will be able to access British Airways’ first class lounge along with those traveling with them.


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.