Air New Zealand has mocked the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after Prince Harry claimed Meghan booked her father on a first class flight with the airline. Harry wrote that his wife arranged a trip from Mexico to Britain for Meghan’s dad, Thomas Markle, as they were concerned about media harassment ahead of the Sussexes’ wedding day in 2018. Mr Markle was accused of staging photos for the paparazzi, which he denied. Harry wrote: “We told him, leave Mexico right now: A whole new level of harassment is about to rain down on you, so come to Britain. Now. We’ll arrange for an apartment where you can hole up safely until your flight. Air New Zealand, first class, booked and paid for by Meg.”
But a spokesperson for the airline told the New Zealand Herald it has never run flights between Mexico and the UK. They also said they only have Business Premier class.
In a cheeky tweet liked more than 2,000 times, Air New Zealand said: “Introducing #SussexClass Apparently coming soon “.