Big777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5305 times:
I have been 4 times unexpected that I know someone on my plane. First, I was board from DEN-ORD I saw her it was my next door. Second, I was board DCA-ORD I saw a woman who is my best friend's best friend of her. Third, I was board DTW-ORD I didn't realized of her. She told me you know my brother so I got her! Fourth, it was for my family reunion in St. Louis. We didn't know until for today flight information. I asked (my non-blood step-sister) her what is your airline and time? She told me. I shocked that was the same flight! Also, funny thing is her seat is forward of me on window seat STL-ORD on UA.
Can you tell story about your coincidence someone that you know?
Garuda From Indonesia, joined Nov 2000, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5148 times:
Countless times!! I fly SIN-CGK-SIN quite often, and there's a lot of Indonesian residing in Singapore, and I know quite a lot of them. I can say that 2 out of 5 flights that I took, I met someone that I know unexpectedly.
Aviationman From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5143 times:
One day I was in Havana. I tryed to meet with this guy who was ( years ago) one of my co workers. I heard he was working at the Nacional Hotel. I tryed to reach him, visit him...but no chance....nobody knew him, etc... The last day of my trip, I was there at CU counter in HAV waiting to check in for my flight to YUL. This guy was in front of me waiting to check in...... I looked at him and thought "I know him", I finally realised that he was the friend I was trying to find. We did the trip to YUL together....and we still see each other.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5100 times:
I met my girlfriend's bestfriend right at the gate.. I sat pretty close to her before looking up and noticing her. We were travelling on the same flight. BUt being a regional flight, and working and knowing the crew i organized to sit in the jumpseat and left her behind It was just a 30 minute dash8 flight.
DeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4917 times:
This past December I was flying home from vacation in SAN, our routing was SAN-ATL-PHL on the return. Once we got to our departure gate in ATL and sat down, I happened to turn around, and a friend of mine was sitting in the bay of seats opposite mine. I got up out of my seat, and startled him from behind. The ironic thing is, he was travelling with a group of about 40 other high school students (they spent Christmas Vacation at Disney World and other Florida attractions), and were on the same flight as I was (DL 848 ATL-PHL 757-200). This was the first time that this had happened to me. Strange seeing 5 people you know unexpectedly 650 miles away from home.
Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Admiral Ackbar From Canada, joined May 2002, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4903 times:
Met my boss by coincidence at check-in for a YUL-CDG. Since he was a Super Elite on Aeroplan, he used one of his upgrade certificates, so I flew in Executive First instead of the back. Very nice of him
LV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1976 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4877 times:
My dad and my brother ended up on the same flight once.
My dad was flying GEG-MDW-JAX, my brother was flying IND-JAX.
They both booked Southwest and knew that their flights arrived in JAX at the same time, they just didnt realize that the reason they arrived at the same time is because the MDW-JAX flight stopped in IND.
My dad said he didn't even realize it until they landed at IND, then just to be mean he let my brother walk right past him and didnt say anything. Finally when my brother went to put is bag overhead he saw our dad who was doing everything in his power to keep from busting out laughing (not that it was that funny by any means).
Cwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4871 times:
I was on a UA flight from DSM to Denver, and spotted my boss having lots of trouble! First, he was not able to upgrade, so had to sit in back with us commoners. Secondly, twice during the flight, (takeoff and landing), he was scolded by some no-nonesense flight attendants for refusing to shut off his laptop, and for not shutting it off when he had said that he actually did. Quite amusing.
Southside Irish...our two teams are the White Sox and whoever plays the Cubs!
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3225 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4742 times:
That has happened to me on several occasions. On my flights on BWIA between LHR and POS I always meet friends and colleagues. Once I met a medical professor who taught me, another time a senior consultant. On flights between POS and TAB I also often run into friends either of my own or of my mother's. Finally, on occasion I have run into my sister's friend (who is an F/A with BW) and with a former Miss Universe participant from T&T who also flies high as an F/A.
Dazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5489 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4721 times:
I was flying jetBlue (2 years ago I think) from JFK-ONT. I was in the middle seat and both guys next to me were somewhat into the aviation industry. The guy to my right was telling me about his friend in Scotland named Colin who was an aviation photographer.....turns out it was Colin Abbott.
Also on that same route, my second time flying JFK-ONT on jetblue I noticed a man who looked really familiar, and I couldn't figure out why! I sat down about 3 rows behind him....finally it dawned on me, I sat next to him earlier that year (same flight # etc). Really weird.
Kjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 975 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4715 times:
Sat next to the guy that bought our house in Minneapolis on a flight from SFO-MSP (NW 757). Once saw Jack Wagner on a UA 747 from DEN-LAX. I was in 4A and he was in 1J. I got his autograph on the back of the UnitedFirst menu. OJ Simpson's attorney during the trial was also on the flight, continuing to Asia. Was in the last row in the middle seat... all the way to BKK.
Msh744 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 463 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4704 times:
At JFK while waiting for a jetBlue flight, I watched as a woman sat down, and discovered after hearing the last name of the person sitting next to her, that it was one of her uncles that she had never met. After hearing the name, she started to talk to him, and surely enough, it was her uncle. I t may have been that she hadn't seen this uncle since she was like four, or she may have never met him, I'm not sure on that detail. It was interesting.