Salmond’s plane name

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND MAY 08 : Gordon SNP candidate and Former First Minister Alex Salmond makes a speech as he is elected to parliament at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on May 08, 2015 in Aberdeen, Scotland. The United Kingdom has gone to the polls to vote for a new government in one of the most closely fought General Elections in recent history. With the result too close to call it is anticipated that there will be no overall clear majority winner and a coalition government will have to be formed once again. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND MAY 08 : Gordon SNP candidate and Former First Minister Alex Salmond makes a speech as he is elected to parliament at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on May 08, 2015 in Aberdeen, Scotland. The United Kingdom has gone to the polls to vote for a new government in one of the most closely fought General Elections in recent history. With the result too close to call it is anticipated that there will be no overall clear majority winner and a coalition government will have to be formed once again. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
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Ex-First Minister and MSP for Aberdeenshire East Alex Salmond found himself in a bizarre situation when he tried to board a plane under a pseudonym - James Kirk.

The politician and self proclaimed Trekkie was initially refused entry onto his flight by British Airways amid security fears after he checked on as the Star Trek captain.

The Mail on Sunday reported that it took a series of telephone calls to persuade the airline that he should be allowed on board.

It is believed the incident lasted a couple of minutes before being sorted out.

Salmond, who often travels under different names for his own security reasons ,says he won’t be travelling under James Kirk again.

He told the Press Association: “Now that my cover has been blown by the Mail on Sunday, I will choose another Star Trek character”