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Popular Flights For "Celebrities" Worldwide?  
User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3230 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4977 times:

Got to wondering about flights which usually have a Celeb or two on-board around the world.

A friend who works for BA at LHR tells me that BA269, LHR-LAX is quite popular with the stars. It leave London at 4pm and arrives at LAX at a comfortable 7pm, just in time for supper and bed.She said that during the week there was always a "name" or two to been seen in First Class.
Wondering if there are other regular "Celeb" routes around the globe.  


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User currently offlineicanfly From Australia, joined Aug 2011, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4927 times:

I believe any LAX-JFK flight has good chances of celebrity spotting in first class.


United: please start SYD-IAH!
User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4906 times:

LAX-LAS is a pretty popular one for celebrities as well, especially on the weekends. It definitely beats fighting traffic between L.A. and Vegas, especially at the Cajon Pass.

User currently offlineicanfly From Australia, joined Aug 2011, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4874 times:

I expect there'd be regular spotting on routes from NYC and LHR to the Caribbean in the winter.


United: please start SYD-IAH!
User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1692 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4721 times:

I know LAX-BNA is quite popular with some country music stars. I've done BNA-LAX before and there was a country star in First class, and I have a friend who's done it before with Miley Cyrus.


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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5456 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4694 times:

Quoting Super80DFW (Reply 4):
I know LAX-BNA is quite popular with some country music stars.

I've heard that both Miley Cyrus and Tayler Swift fly AA from LAX to BNA regularly given that they both live in Nashville but "work" in LA



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User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4683 times:

Quoting icanfly (Reply 1):
I believe any LAX-JFK flight has good chances of celebrity spotting in first class.

Been on it many times, saw nary a one.



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User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 3890 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4642 times:

I'm guessing Paris is also a populare destination for celebs ?

User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7184 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4605 times:

certain flights from LAX-LHR have been known for celebrities to use them regularly.

User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4930 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4577 times:

For the while that the B767 was flying YYZ-LAX-YYZ, I was surprised at the numbers of "celebrities" I would see on these flights. Often one or two a flight!


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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7147 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4573 times:

AA's 777 flights on MIA-LAX is know to have some stars especially Latin tv and music stars.


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25170 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4494 times:

Quoting longhauler (Reply 9):
For the while that the B767 was flying YYZ-LAX-YYZ, I was surprised at the numbers of "celebrities" I would see on these flights. Often one or two a flight!

I expect LAX-YVR-LAX was another popular celebrity route, and may still be. Not sure whether YVR (or YYZ) are still used as heavily for movie production these days with the Canadian and U.S. dollars close to par, although I think there were other reasons like more flexible union rules etc.


User currently offlineplaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4492 times:

If you count political celebrities I have seen a few on the US shuttle DCA-LGA and return


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User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 934 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4471 times:

Just as a guess, I'd say it would be more likely to see celebs on a route where it is difficult or impossible to get a reasonably priced charter. LAX-LAS is easily done with Netjets or some equivalent. LAX-LHR not so easy.

On a slightly related note, I grew up next to Beverly Hills, but literally on the wrong side of the tracks. I saw celebs all the time at a big drugstore (now gone) before they had a similar place in Beverly Hills. If a visitor wanted to see someone famous I suggested the Baskin-Robbins ice cream store in Beverly Hills. No matter how rich and famous you are there is no way to send out for an ice cream cone. The whole experience is about being there.

With airports, the best part of travelling is NOT being at the airport, so celebs will either avoid them with a charter or disappear into the first class lounge at the airport and not emerge until the last moment, slip through the L2 door on a wide-body at the last minute and turn left. Mr row 47 will never know it happened.


User currently offlinefbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3706 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4465 times:

Quoting readytotaxi (Thread starter):
A friend who works for BA at LHR tells me that BA269, LHR-LAX is quite popular with the stars

My father used to fly between LON and LAX a couple of times a month on BA in J/F for a number of years. After a while he gave up telling us the well known people he flew with.

In addition to the flights others have mentioned LAX-CDG springs to mind as high celebrity ratio based on other threads I've read.



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User currently offlinePWMRamper From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 621 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4441 times:

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 6):

JFK-LAX is a very, very frequent celebrity route. Sometimes at work, when bored, I'll check who's in F on these flights. Usually find at least one a day. Mondays and Fridays I frequently find several per flight.


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7474 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4300 times:

My dad flew CVG-MSP once and Ben Stein was sitting next to him in First.


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User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4143 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 16):
Ben Stein was sitting next to him in First.

'Wow' (His well-known quote, not sarcasm)



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User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 934 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4115 times:

The one time I met Ben Stein he had as little personality as he has shown in movies and on TV. No big deal to sit next to him.

Of course when I met him I had just won a chunk of his money, so maybe he was mad at me.


User currently offlinejonnyclark From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2011, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3832 times:

I have had quite a few celeb spots on the Virgin LAX-LHR route. Famous fashion designers, film and tv stars, sports and musical artists have all been seen. I even saw some on the now defunct MaxJet flights between STN and LAX.


Jonny, commercial pilot & founder of Thedesignair
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