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Have You Been On A Flight With Someone Famous?  
User currently offlineScalebuilder From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7322 times:

Once I had the priviledge of flying on the same flight as Duran Duran from LHR to JFK. Back in the good old Pan Am days in the 80's.

Anyone else? Don't leave anybody out. Politicians are welcome and considered famous too!

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User currently offlineErikgnoha From Venezuela, joined Jun 2006, 214 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7307 times:

Hello Scalebuilder!

Last year I flew with Moby!! He was sitting in business class and I saw him in the waiting room and when I was walking to my seat. The route was CCS-BOG on Avianca's MD-83.

[Edited 2006-07-26 01:20:56]


Venezuela, donde los suenos renacen
User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7307 times:

Was on a LAX-IAH flight once with Madonna in the 1980's. She autographed a barf bag for me.

User currently offlineOkelleynyc From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7297 times:

I sat behind Al Sharpton once on a flight to Chicago and it was all I could do to keep my self from sticking a pencil in his hair to see if it would stay. He had some huge hired guns with him.


Just give me my Vario, my Ozone Mojo and a gorgeous day of soaring.
User currently offlineJetBlueNYFL From United States of America, joined May 2006, 274 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7297 times:

About 4 years ago from JFK-LAS in first on America West, I sat across from Magic Johnson! He was very friendly and signed autographs for anyone who asked.

About 10 years ago, "Baba Booey" - Gary Dell'Abate from the Howard Stern show was on my TWA flight from LGA to FLL or PBI (not sure which one).



jetBlue...Bringing Humanity Back To Air Travel!
User currently offlineBA286 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 114 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7286 times:

On a Northwest flight from Memphis to Amsterdam Doug Chrisite (Ex Sacramento Kings Basketball Player) sat accross the isle from me. Thats it.


E190 A318 A319 A320 A343 ATR42 717 732 733 734 735 737 738 744 752 772 DC-10 MD-11
User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7254 times:

Yes. Me.

User currently offlineAA777223ER From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 220 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7255 times:

Hmmmm, where to begin? I hope famous people on flights I was working counts  Smile

James Carville (political advisor)
John James (actor, Dynasty)
Loretta Swit (actress from MASH)
Anthony Edwards (actor ER)
Laura Innes (actress ER)
Cindy Crawford
Amy Adams (actress)
Ed Harris (actor)
Sarah Jessica Parker
Halle Berry
Christian Slater
Vanessa Williams
Vinny Testaverde (NFL)
Carole Kane (actress)
Roger Moore
Eartha Kitt
Carlos Ponce (musician/actor from Puerto Rico)
Sarah Ferguson (The Dutchess of York)
Carrie Fisher
Benjamin Bratt
Daryll Hall (musician)
Joan Rivers
Robert Hayes (actor)

That's all I can recall now...

Regards,

AA777223ER



time flies, seize the day
User currently offlineScalebuilder From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7238 times:

Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 2):
Was on a LAX-IAH flight once with Madonna in the 1980's. She autographed a barf bag for me.

I would really enjoy seeing that barf bag of yours. That is just sooo cool!  Wink

When I flew with Duran Duran, they were solidly seated in FC, and little insignificant me was solidly seated in Y without a chance to even get an autograph.

But it was a neat experience in any regard.


User currently offlineScalebuilder From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7220 times:

Quoting AA777223ER (Reply 7):
Hmmmm, where to begin? I hope famous people on flights I was working counts

Great list! And yep!; they count.

Out of the individuals you had contact with, who did you enjoy the most? Who did you really dislike? I have heard a lot of tales when it comes to famous people and their flying experience.


User currently offlineAlaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7205 times:

Quoting Scalebuilder (Thread starter):
same flight as Duran Duran

on the last day of school my friend and myself put on suits and then temperaraly dyed our hair red and put it in three mohawks. I normally don't do anything to crazy, but this was the last day at this school so we had to do some thing fun. but anyways my teachers all agreed that we looked like duran duran, they played us some of their music and told us that we needed to sing along... well we didn't know the words but we had fun trying hehehehe, good times.

back on track, on QF LAX-AKL I was sitting up stairs in business, and down below in business class their was the lead singer of the pussycat dolls (I don't really listen to to much of their music... but she's hot  Wink) also there was this one supermodel, that was modeling back in my dads time. so I went down stairs so that I could "check out the onboard bar." but really I was just pecking to see if it was true... and it was there were really 2 celebrities on board!
~Cheers-
~~Kyle H.



to some people the sky is the limit, to aviation enthusiasts, its home!
User currently offlineRentonView From United States of America, joined May 2005, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7192 times:

I was on an AA flight (MD80) in 1997 from DCA to ORD... it was just after the Gay & Lesbian March on Washington, so the plane was about 80% filled with gay people. Also on the flight was the infamous Reverend Lou Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition, a virulently anti-gay, anti-abortion, and these days, anti-stem cell research organization. Sheldon had been in Washington to ply the airwaves as a "counterpoint" voice to the massive gay rights demonstration that was going on.

Needless to say, when the gay passengers noticed that Sheldon was on board, many took the opportunity to confront him. For the first half of the flight, there was a steady stream of people coming up to him in his aisle seat. From what I could hear, most people described how hurtful his rhetoric was to them personally, or told him their stories about growing up gay, etc. Surprisingly, there was no yelling, and certainly no physical intimidation. Throughout the experience, Sheldon did his best not to make eye contact with anyone. He finally summoned a flight attendant, and after much discussion, he and his wife were moved to first class... and the curtain was closed. The plane erupted in chanting (can't remember what was being said, but it was funny), which continued for some time. When we arrived at ORD, he and his wife were immediately whisked off the airplane by security agents.

Apparently, the same exact thing happened on his connecting flight from ORD to SNA, and it made national news. It was certainly the most entertaining flight I've been on! If you believe in the concept of karma, then you might say that Reverend Sheldon was simply reaping what he'd sowed.


User currently offlineSKYYBLUE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7113 times:

B6 JFK-PBI Susan Lucci (soap actress)

User currently offlineSunriseValley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 4845 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7098 times:

Yes, AKL-LAX on NZ with The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester up front.

User currently offlineASTROJET707 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 299 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7077 times:

Ginger Rogers and Gene Rayburn on the same AA DC-10-10 BOS-LAX in First, her assistant was in Y.

Rosie Greer...AA to ?

beginning to sound like the cast from "Airport 77"

An ex-NFl player ? Brown...on a NWA flight in 2005

AA BOS-SJC, DC10-30 in First with an ex-NFL player turned governer of Oklahoma?Arkansas?---Steve Largent.


Richie Sambora in AA-T4 Admirals Club at LAX. He was on his way to JFK with his mom and I ws on my way to SYD on QF.

That's about it!


User currently offlineMastaHanky From United States of America, joined May 2006, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7060 times:

Last year, Alice Cooper, PHX-SLC. Unfortunately, he didn't have his python with him.

User currently offlineOutlier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7027 times:

Whenever I'm on board.

Wasn't this a topic not too long ago?


User currently offline1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 7027 times:

I think it was back around 1984 I had JR Ewing (Larry Hangman) on a AA762 flight LAX-DFW.

About 5 yrs ago I had Terrel Davis from the Denver Broncos on a DL 763 from SAN-ATL.
Also Kellon Winslow from the Chargers on a DL 763 SAN-ATL and the guy who played Bud from Jag on a DL M88 MKE-to CVG.

Of course all flew 1st.


User currently offlineTheLUREnyc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 6970 times:

Quoting Okelleynyc (Reply 3):
sat behind Al Sharpton once on a flight to Chicago and it was all I could do to keep my self from sticking a pencil in his hair to see if it would stay.

I'd have rathered you stuck your sharp pencil through the back of his seat.  devil 


User currently offlineVegasplanes From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 778 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6960 times:

Flown on the same plane as Dennis Rodman twice, both red-eyes on AA from LAS-DFW. The funny thing is on one of the flights we were sitting in First, Dennis was in Coach, both flights. This was back when he played for the San Antonio Spurs.

User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6067 posts, RR: 29
Reply 20, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6960 times:
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Quoting AA777223ER (Reply 7):
Robert Hayes (actor)

Did you have him land? "the cockpit, what is it?" "the little room in the front of the plane were the pilot sits" ha ha !



My mug slaketh over on Falstaff N503
User currently offlineTheLUREnyc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6948 times:

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 20):
Quoting AA777223ER (Reply 7):
Robert Hayes (actor)

WOOF! He's hot!


User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2015 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6926 times:

My father (retired CO captain) has had the following individuals on the plane:

Lyle Lovett
William Shatner
Julia Child (2 times!)
Ed McMahon
Don Rickles
Ex-president Gerald Ford (along with his secret service escort)

On a CO MD80 (IAH-DEN), during "World Youth Day" in Denver, over 10 years ago, ABC newsanchor Sam Donaldson was on the plane enroute to DEN to cover the event.


User currently offlineKlwright69 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jan 2000, 2015 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6917 times:

Sam Donaldson was the only famous person on the same plane I was ever on. That was not one of dad's flights.

User currently offlineCUSSkiosks From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6889 times:

Most famous person I've sat next to are Ron & Don on a Sunday morning BOS-YYZ flight after a Leafs-Bruins HNIC matchup.

I was also behind Don in line at the McDonald's concession in the departure area. He likes hash browns. He was dressed to the nines even for he flight (I guess to uphold his persona.)


25 Handcuffs : A couple of years ago I sat right in front of Aaron Neville and his wife/girlfriend on a flight from LAX-MSY. He was very nice and talked biz with a b
26 CVG777 : Back in late 2000, Newt Gingrich was on my flight from Atlanta to Miami. He was in first class, and I was only a few rows behind the partition. He too
27 Cessna157 : Muhammad Ali routinely flies through CVG on his way to/from GRR on Comair. Delta treats him very well, driving him from airplane to airplane as he ma
28 ATLAaron : I ran into Jon Lovitz at the In-N-Out Burger by LAX right before I got on a flight. And in ATL I was at the baggage claim standing with Sean Penn on t
29 Post contains images FlyGuyClt : Jon Bonjovi (JFK-NRT Very pleasant) Richie Sambora (JFK-NRT Very pleasant) Cindy Lauper (JFK-NRT Awesome woman) Smothers Brothers (Breakfast in CAK sn
30 Navairjax : I was on a redeye on EA LAX-BOS with Robert Urich (who at the time was starring in Spenser: For Hire) back in Feb 87.
31 Post contains images Detroiter : it is not i have never flown with any celebrity or someone famous. 99% of my trips i set with an empty seat next to me or some guy who go to sleep rig
32 TheLUREnyc : Flyguyclt: WOW thats a VERY impressive list! I like the comments after each, too! Very entertaining!
33 Post contains images FlyGuyClt : Thanks for the compliment. I have been very lucky over the last 20 years of being a flight attendant. I have met many awesome human beings and forged
34 DesertFlyer : I don't really fly a lot but the one time I sat first class (AA JFK-LAX), it was next to Winona Ryder about 3 days before she went on a spree at Saks
35 TheLUREnyc : I have nowhere near as impressive a llist as FlyguyClt or AA777223ER! But when I was a F/A for a regional names Business Express back in the 80s, (OMF
36 Post contains images Scalebuilder : I love Greta and her style....but let's be happy that she was not on camera that morning!! Must have been pretty cool and interesting working that fl
37 SX36 : I flew with the "good" Rev. Sharpton on the 15th of this month between MSP and SEA. On Sunday the 16th there was an article in the Tacoma News Tribune
38 Moparman : Last July I flew SAC-ATL on Delta. I was sitting next to Henry Kissinger (spelling?) the former Secretrary of State. We had a very pleasent conversati
39 BTCCMan : I sat next to Miss Finland from HEL-STO back in 1984 - SK DC-9-21 ! Wot a lucky chap!
40 9V-SPJ : I was on a flight from New Delhi to Mumbai on Jet Airways once and I saw Aishwariya Rai, Bollywood actress and former Miss World in the business class
41 Ckfred : In March of 2004, I saw Hans Blix, the chief weapons inspector for the UN, at ORD. I knew he had been in Chicago on a book tour. Later that day, while
42 ODwyerPW : Flavor Flav (with Public Enemy in late 80s, early 90s) sat accross the isle from me on an early AM Southwest Flight from Albany, NY to Las Vegas, NV o
43 Yanksn4 : Personally, I haven't, but about a year ago as my mother was going from DEN to NY (with a delay in Dallas due to problems at LGA, flight switched to J
44 Post contains images Eirjet : What up front flying or upfront in First Class !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was on an FR flight to Stansted with Eddie Jordan (former owner of F1 team) another
45 UALramperORD : Well not on a flight with anyone famous, but the next best thing. I got to unload B.B. Kings Instruments and guitar back when I still worked at ORD 6
46 LGAtoIND : Last summer I flew with the Pop/Punk band Simple Plan on B6 from JFK-SLC. Also, about 8 years ago I flew on the same flight as Alan Houston of the New
47 Post contains links and images Fbgdavidson : Andrew Neil - In the BA Concorde Room yesterday going to JFK as I was waiting for my flight to IAD. Anne Robinson of Weakest Link fame - On the same f
48 TheLUREnyc : Better you then me! LOL Imagine the poor sucka sittin next to him!
49 Post contains images COEXpilot : I'm based @ IAH so I have seen a lot of celebs. -GW Bush -Paul Wall -Slim Thug -all the houston rappers. -A few actors I have never been a flight with
50 LPLAspotter : I was on a TAP 707 flying from TER to BOS when Raymond Burr had a heart attack about 1 hour after takeoff (I think it was in 1977 but I could be way o
51 Hoppe777 : Kevin Spacey on flight UA934 LHR-LAX obviously he was in first ! Hoppe777
52 Thepilot : The list includes... Matt Hasselbeck (twice, both on AS SEA-PHX) Ichiro Suzuki (between SEA-LAX AS) Jay Buhner (NW between SEA-DTW in 1999) Rob Corddr
53 Csavel : Little Stevie van Zandt CO FLL - EWR, I was visiting parental units in del Boca Vista for Thanksgiving, I assume he was doing same. INcredibly nice, c
54 DernierVirage : In years of flying, my only famous (at least, famous in France !) people are as follows: Julio Inglesias (I was one row behind him on AF from CDG - LA
55 Leigh pilgrim : I was on one of the first flights on Easy Jets new 737-700, on the return journey just before we boarded, my Dad said 'theres Stelio's!, I did not bel
56 777fan : I was surrounded by no less than 20 gigantic NFL Pro Bowlers on a United flight from HNL-LAX in Feb 2001. Sucked to be those riding in Y class! 777fan
57 Post contains images AerorobNZ : I don't recall flying with any, although I have departed flights I have escorted the passengers from Lounge to gate, and onboard such as NZ primeminis
58 VHVXB : The Part of the New Zealand Cricket Team (blackcaps) back in 2003 flying SYD-AKL
59 Ndebelebev : Well I flew LHR-MAN last night on BA 1408 sat next to Liverpool and England striker Peter Crouch. What a lovely guy. So down to earth and he even sign
60 Samair : alex furguson ! flying sas to oslo!
61 Gunsontheroof : Yes. Former Seattle Supersonics NBA star Detlef Schrempf was onboard NW34 (SEA-AMS) when I flew it almost a year ago. I spoke with him briefly while b
62 DL4EVR : I was on a song flight (PBI-LGA) with Joan Lunden in 2004. Nobody seemed to recognize her...or if they did, they didn't make a fuss over her. The driv
63 WidgetBoi : Twice. First time was on a TWA flight to PBI (at least I think it was PBI) with Joan Rivers and the second time was a Delta flight to ATL with LL Cool
64 Post contains images Mygind66 : Some of you have a big big memory...wow.... I don't remember any, probably cos I fly in a local area and with lowcost companies... Cheers Enrique
65 DALelite : Fritz Wepper who used to play Harry in Derrick was on a Crossair flight from FRA-BSL. He was very friendly and we laught alot. Regards: DALelite
66 Post contains images Alaskaqantas : I remember reading your Trip report about it! was Helen clark, snoop dog, rolling stones, The black eyed peas and the all black nice? A friend of min
67 Post contains images Alphafloor : I was in a flight with a double of Groucho Marks, does it counts ?
68 Post contains images QXatFAT : Cheech Marin (Cheech and Chong) out of LAX This might now count, but my aunt, the Vice President of CARFAX in DC First class with HP
69 Post contains images Fbgdavidson : Interesting stuff Especially since it was about 5yrs ago and I didn't even write trip reports or care for the minutii of air travel back then! Writin
70 AlitaliaMD11 : I flew from EWR to SJU on a Continental flight with Spike Lee.
71 AerorobNZ : Helen was great. She is very eloquent, and she is very quick witted. Snoop Dogg was quiet but relaxed. The Stones were quickly whisked away leaving u
72 BA747YYZ : My Uncle flew around with former Canadian PM Brian Mulroney for four years, I don't think I've ever flown around with anyone famous! My Dad sat beside
73 Silentbob : On a redeye from LAS to BWI Matthew Lesko was a couple rows in front of me. Those of you who watch too much TV at 3AM might know him better as "the gu
74 Fbm3rd : Just 2 weeks ago I was on RDU-CLT w/ Tom "Tiny" Lister, Jr....He was just as huge in real life as in the movies...
75 MattRB : Was on AC flt 471 last night (YOW-YYZ). Premier Dalton McGuinty joined us peons in Y.
76 Post contains images DeltaGuy767 : I don't know if he can be considered famous, but on the first flight using the 767-400 from ATL-HNL I sat across from Leo Mullin and his wife in J. Du
77 MX757 : I was on a NW flight with Pete Rose on memorial day 1990. I didn't even know he was on the same flight with me until I was down in baggage claim. He s
78 Post contains images LPLAspotter : That's hillarious! You've got me laughing big time. LPLAspotter
79 Mjlhou : Nothing too impresive...but it's all I got. I sat next to Ralph Lauren on AA42 From ORD-CDG in F/C and Recently served Wolfgang Puck on a TPA-FLL flt.
80 Post contains images Cusaeng : dont know dont care. well apart from my self of couse google me im all over the we surely that makes me famous or at the very least unforgetable !
81 Kingsford : I flew with Moby on MAD-BRU with SN in Business Class. He was flying with the whole band back to Belgium for a TV show after having had a concert ther
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