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Have You Coincidence Meet Someone On Board Plane?  
User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6160 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?


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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6210 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6123 times:

I saw a Physics professor of mine in the ATL airport. We were both trying to get back to Houston.

Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6116 times:

One time i saw a friend of my cousin from DXB-LHR, it was quite a surprise.. because we never get along together  Innocent, thank god, i was working first class, and he was on Business :-P

User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 6076 times:

In Osaka Kansai my mom ran into an old friend who she hasn't seen for years. Turns out she was on our return flight to the US as well.

Northwest Airlines - Some People Just Know How to Fly
User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6059 times:

When I went to Orlando from Detroit, I flew Delta and made a stop in ATL.

I flew the Delta 767-400 between ATL and MCO. I got the middle seat in the middle section. A lady sits down to my left, a few minutes later a guy sits to my right and they are like...

"HEY... I didn't know you were on this flight..."

And they talked over me the whole time, it got annoying. I asked the guy if he wanted to trade seats, but no he didnt and he reaked of booze.

User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2151 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6060 times:

I ran into a former classmate of mine on a Rich International charter flight from LGW to JFK. She was even sitting in the seat next to me!

The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User currently offlineGaruda From Indonesia, joined Nov 2000, 584 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6003 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.


User currently offlineAviationman From Canada, joined Dec 1999, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5998 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.


User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3035 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5988 times:

My dad ran into Sean Connery on a flight from London to Edinburgh. I think it was Edinburgh, I know he was going to St Andrews to play golf.

Firings, if well done, are good for employee morale.
User currently offlineCaptaink From Grenada, joined May 2001, 5119 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5955 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  Smile It was just a 30 minute dash8 flight.

There is something special about planes....
User currently offlinePaulianer From Germany, joined Jul 2002, 875 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5939 times:

Well, I've seen a "special" stewardess from Lufthansa... On my last 5 domestic flight she was on the plane... Recognized me and gave me a warm smile... maybe the next time I'll ask for dinner  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineAfitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 820 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks ago) and read 5912 times:

Well, this sort of happened to me..... Last summer (02) I was in first class from BDL-MSP. I met a nice gentleman in his late 30's I asume, talked the whole flight.

A couple weeks ago, flying the same route in first class, I saw him again, however we were not seat mates. He recognized me also.

On a slightly different level, on a flight Friday, (PHX-CLE) I had a male FA. Tonight on IAH-PHX I saw him once again, the first time I have had the same FA on 2 different flights.


User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1709 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5772 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
User currently offlineAdmiral Ackbar From Canada, joined May 2002, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5758 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 Big grin

User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2020 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5732 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).

User currently offlineCwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5726 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!
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5725 times:

Every time when I enter a Germanwings plane I pray that my girlfriend isn`t on duty on this flight  Big grin

Seriously: Two weeks ago I met my boss in a bar at DUS airport and last Summer I met a colleague from work on a FRA-DTM flight.


User currently offlineFL350 From Belgium, joined Feb 2003, 517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5713 times:

Coming from MEX and waiting a Delta flight to BRU via ATL, I met a good friend of mine in the terminal at MIA. And we did take the same plane to BRU...

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User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 3103 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5684 times:

Not sure if this one counts, but I unexpectedly met a friend walking through the A300-600ST Beluga while it was on display at Farnborough . . .


Immigration officer: "What's the purpose of your visit to the USA?" Spotter: "Shooting airliners with my Canon!"
User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5597 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.


Hop to it, fly for life!
User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5519 posts, RR: 49
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5576 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.

User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 976 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5570 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.


AA - Doing what we do best.
User currently offlineMsh744 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 463 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5559 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.


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 23, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5542 times:

Several times weve had family friends coincidentally traveling on the same flight as we are without any advance knowledge, my mom usually spots them at the gate area...


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User currently offlineWestjet_8 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5524 times:

On my flight from Calgary to London (it was an A340) I ran into my old PE(gym) teacher, a friend from my grade six class and a little annoying girl who went to my school. Creepy eh?

Canadian. RIP 1999
25 UALPHLCS : Not quite what you meant but: On 9-11 I was going to ORD. We had just landed in ORD when everything happened. The co-worker I was w/ and I rented a ca
26 SQ777 : I met Shane Wayne last month on a SQ flight from Johannesburg to Singapore. He was sent home from the Cricket world cup after his failed dope test. H
27 Post contains images United Airline : Oh heaps of times. The World is so small.
28 MCOtoATL : I am a former television reporter who is now a minister at a church in the Orlando area. On one flight I happened to run into a member of my church. A
29 Traveler : I have had the wonderful opportunity to have been served by the same F/A 3 times on 3 different flights within 5 days (C class) . She worked on the se
30 Caetravlr : I have had several different experiences with this type of thing. Since most of the time, people flying out of CAE either fly through Atlanta to conne
31 Bigphilnyc : One time on a flight, I sat down to find my father in the seat RIGHT NEXT TO MINE! Granted, we were going on vacation together and bought the tickets
32 Taloush : While waiting in customs in AUH after arriving from ZRH, I bumped into an old friend of mine whom I hadn't seen in 5 years. It turned out that he was
33 Greg : As a firm, we travel pretty much to the same citties monthly (London and Singapore from Houston)..so there is actually a decent chance of bumping into
34 Racko : I once met my boss on a flight to New York, he was on a holiday trip and I was on a business trip. And I've once met Harald Schmidt, a German late-nig
35 AA61hvy : An AA FA met me on an AA flight, saw me the next week on the reverse of the trip then saw me at DFW another week. She remembered me When I was younger
36 Post contains images Sinlock : When I was flying home to FLL from SJC. This woman I had never seen before sat down in the seat next to me, We got talking and what not..............
37 Post contains images Sabena332 : I once met my boss on a flight to New York, he was on a holiday trip and I was on a business trip. Now I am interested in which class each other flew:
38 Mia777 : well this is not a personal story but I read this on a website once....this girl was flying SEA to i think SFO (on AS i believe) and on board she saw
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