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Ever Sit Beside Someone Famous On A Flight?  
User currently offlineEirjet From Ireland, joined Jul 2005, 330 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4538 times:

Did a search and I didn't see anything so I do hope this has never being discussed ( I await a flaming)

Have you personally had the experience of sitting beside somone famous - Sports star, movie star, politician etc on a flight?

Eirjet


Aviation has a 100% record, we've never left one up there......
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User currently offlineSWALoveField From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 179 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4524 times:

Sat next to Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R)-Texas on a WN flight from DAL to HOU.

Robb
Dallas, TX


User currently offlineEI747SYDNEY From Ireland, joined Oct 2005, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4510 times:

I sat next to Liam Brady on EI once.

He was a famous footballer for Ireland, Arsenal and Juventus.

Rob  wave 



''Live life on the edge, Live each and every day like it's your last, Hell you only live once''
User currently offlineLoisencroach From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 373 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4509 times:

Sat next to Valerie Bertinelli @ SLC.

User currently offlineEirjet From Ireland, joined Jul 2005, 330 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4506 times:

Quoting EI747SYDNEY (Reply 2):
I sat next to Liam Brady on EI once.


I said famous !!! lol  Big grin  Big grin  Big grin  Big grin



Aviation has a 100% record, we've never left one up there......
User currently offlineEirjet From Ireland, joined Jul 2005, 330 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4494 times:

Quoting Loisencroach (Reply 3):
Valerie Bertinelli

Who is she?



Aviation has a 100% record, we've never left one up there......
User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4468 times:

I sat next to Judge Jules on my flight to Ibiza in the Summer.

Managed to blag some free passes for Judgement Sundays that night but ended up not going.



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineLoisencroach From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 373 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4469 times:

Quoting Eirjet (Reply 5):

She was on an American TV show in the late '70's...forgot what the hell it was called. She is now the wife of Eddie Van Halen.


User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4463 times:

I found this related topic in about a minute...

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/aviation_polls/read.main/13876/6/


User currently offlineEirjet From Ireland, joined Jul 2005, 330 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4453 times:

Quoting Bicoastal (Reply 8):

Ahh, apologies Didn't think there was one,

Thanks Bicoastal.



Aviation has a 100% record, we've never left one up there......
User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4435 times:

Well I must be getting old as I have not heard of a single person so far mentioned in this thread.
 old 



MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
User currently offlineEI747SYDNEY From Ireland, joined Oct 2005, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4427 times:

Quoting Eirjet (Reply 4):


I said famous

I take it you werent a fan of the silky smooth skills of ''chippy'' in his day laughing 

Rob  wave 



''Live life on the edge, Live each and every day like it's your last, Hell you only live once''
User currently offlineWaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4412 times:

Well, that topic is archived so I'll just reply to this one. Flew from Montreal to Miami in '99 on AC, it was the morning after the grand prix which I attended and Rubens Barrichello (the year before he switched to Ferrari) was up in first class, got his autograph at the gate in MIA... Also, my uncle is good friends with Sean Connery as they are neighbors in the bahamas, and we flew with him from paradise island back to miami via bhimini on a chalks grumman seaplane when I was a kid.

User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3708 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4393 times:

JER-LGW this summer in BA Club Europe sat next to Lord Carswell, one of the nine Law Lords (top people in House of Lords). He was only a BA Blue, bless him  Wink

A little more famous...in July 2001 I was flying LHR-LAX with my family in BA First. I checked in my favourite seat, 2A at the desk but when I got to the gate was moved to 4E as Anne 'You Are The Weakest Link' Robinson checked in late and requested my seat  Angry


My father flies a lot more than I and has sat beside the actor Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon in Harry Potter movies), Tiff Needell (motoring journalist) and Junior Marvin (lead guitarist with Bob Marley & Wailers). These are the only ones I can remember at the moment, he used to fly every other week up front on BA between LHR-LAX so must have seen more...



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineBuckieboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4384 times:

Yes,

I've sat next to the Manchester United footballer Dwight Yorke on the extremely antisocial early Monday morning flight from EDI to MAN. It looked like he had taken the trip up north to see his friend Russell Latapy who played for Hibernian the previous evening. He said nothing, whilst on the TV he came across as quite sociable. Also, one row behind the UK TV gardner Charlie Dimmock [EDI to BHX] who (for those of you who haven't heard of her) had quite a large chest and a habit of wearing tight jumpers. Very entertaining to see the behaviour of some of the middle aged men that night.  wink .

Cheers

Buckieboy


User currently offlineRmcf From Spain, joined Oct 2005, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4369 times:

Yes... Next to Roberto Carlos, the world famous Real Madrid Brazilian player some years ago on a BCN-MAD. I got his autograph and talked about football. A funny guy!
bye! rmcf


User currently offlineRODOL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4349 times:

I sat across the aisle from Graeme Souness (former Liverpool and Scotland footballer/soccer player and current Newcastle manager for the unfamiliar), he said hello and was quite pleasant. That was on a bmi A320 MAN-LHR.

User currently offlineScarebus03 From Ireland, joined Apr 2005, 304 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4339 times:

Hey Eirjet,


do Foster and Allen count?........ Big grin


Brgds

SB03



No faults found......................
User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4319 times:

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 13):
was moved to 4E as Anne 'You Are The Weakest Link' Robinson checked in late and requested my seat

These celebrities. Who do they think they are? If Anne 'You Are The Weakest Link' Robinson requested my seat, I would not hesitate to tell her to put her  butthead  where the sun does not shine. Of course, the airline would move me to accommodate her, but it is the principle that counts.

 flamed 



MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
User currently offlineBoeingATL From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4317 times:

maybe a spin-off thread could be, who sat next to someone well known while flying in coach? My reply would be never.


boeingATL
User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4314 times:

Quoting BoeingATL (Reply 19):
who sat next to someone well known while flying in coach? My reply would be never

Sir Adam Thompson, Chairman of BCal, always flew coach when flying his own airline, unless there was a spare seat in First Class after everyone had checked in. He refused any special or priority treatment, preferring that such treatment is given to the passengers who choose to fly his airline.



MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3708 posts, RR: 28
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 4302 times:

Quoting BCAL (Reply 18):
These celebrities. Who do they think they are? If Anne 'You Are The Weakest Link' Robinson requested my seat, I would not hesitate to tell her to put her    where the sun does not shine. Of course, the airline would move me to accommodate her, but it is the principle that counts.

At least I wasn't downgraded!

It was funny as I actually read a piece about her in the Sunday Times about filming and travelling to LA and she mentioned in passing that her preferred seat was 2A.



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 4297 times:

While not next to her I was in front of Patti LaBelle on a flight from ATL to PHL last year. She had an entourage of 5 or so folks with her but they were all quite nice, not pushy, bitchy, or overly demanding like some celebrities.


"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7107 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 4268 times:

Sat behind Ralph Norris once. Was in awe all flight long. (he's the guy that turned NZ from debt to profits in a small time frame)

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12166 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4233 times:
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Had a few Ministers from parliament either beside me or behind me. Peter Jackson (director of Lord of The Rings) sat beside me once on an AKL-WLG flight.

25 AFC_Ajax00 : Edgar Davids (the soccer player) on a KL AMS-JFK flight in C class. Jerry Seinfeld on a UA transcon from JFK-LAX in F class Gerard Depardieu on an AF
26 SDLSimme : I didn't sit beside him, but I was on the same flight as the Swedish hockey player Niklas Nordgren (now in Carolina Hurricanes) between ARN-SDL. He wa
27 Post contains images Manc : I sat next to Tony Wilson, Factory Records and ITV presenter CDG-MAN, must be a Manc thing! Also been on the same flight as Blackburn Rovers, Dwight Y
28 Post contains images Kgfive : Not sure if this counts but in Dec 2004 I chatted to Danny DiVitto in EWR, I was in the Presidents Club Lounge on route to MCO ( upgraded my OnePass M
29 BCAL707 : I was 14, on a flight with my father from LAX to IAD, March 1976 on a TWA L-1011. Since it was the first leg of our journey to moving to West Africa,
30 Aerorobnz : I wouldn't have just taken that if you were checked in beforehand (and your Fflyer status too). That is unacceptable treatment of you- a premium pass
31 Post contains images EI747SYDNEY : Great player, just a pity he plays for Tottenham now Rob
32 Post contains images Aviation : My dear friend once strapped pharlaps heart into a economy seat on QF. Weird.... Cheers,
33 Post contains images Kgfive : Best race horse there ever was and as usual the criminals got their way in the end.....nothing to do with the topic I know but wanted to reply....
34 717-200 : Was non-revving on DL RDU-CVG one very early morning on an MD-88 The agent put me in F which was very nice. I did not realize it until midway through
35 Post contains images Slashd0t : I sat a couple rows in front of David Usher on a Westjet flight from YYZ-YEG.. Funny thing, there was an article on him in that months westjet infligh
36 Post contains images EI747SYDNEY : Oh yeah just remembered. But hey don't think this counts but I met Paul Gascoigne at LHR terminal 1. He was rushing around and asked me where the Scot
37 Lordanmol : Ive sat next to the head of telecommunications in India, but as soon as takeoff he ditched me. Regards
38 IAirAllie : Senator Joe Leiberman, well across the aisle, on the NY-DC delta shuttle.
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