Contrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1818 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9348 times:
On a DL 757 from DCA to ATL I once sat next to Congressman from Georgia who played "Cooter" on the Dukes of Hazzard (just can't remember his name!). Newt Gingrich, who was then just a Congressman, walked by and they said hello to each other.
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 9599 posts, RR: 10 Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9260 times:
The whole football team of German record champion Bayern Munich and several A- and B-celebrities and journalists from German TV. If you fly Business on domestic routes often its damn unlikely not to sit next to a celebrity once in a while. Some are funny, some don´t want to be recognized at all. I found no difference in talking to famous people if a conversation started for some reason or the other. But I never forced that "hey, I know you!" And I never made the experience that people were asking for autographs on aeroplanes, fortunately.
SunValley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9218 times:
I have sat next to Carole King on a flight from SLC-SUN,
also sat behind Peter Cetera from SUN-SEA, Tom Hanks & his wife were on a
flight just the other day with me to from SUN-LAX.
Clint Easwood on a flight from SUN-SEA, and Jerry Spence once from SLC-JAC
Cadet93 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 133 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9194 times:
On a flight to Hawaii on Northwest (because AA flight attendants had gone on strike in 93) I was 1 seat away from Will Smith, and a Concorde flight I was 1 seat away from Patrick Stewart of Star Trek the next generation. Also on that flight was David Cooperfields wife. I cant remember her name,,,,,,but she is a beautiful woman. I kept waiting for her disappear and reappear in the bathroom Since the cabin is so small on tht plane you are near everyone on the plane if you walk around 1 time.
Bistro1200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 337 posts, RR: 4 Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9164 times:
I have a friend at work who saw Ron Jeremy get off the plane right before he boarded. Was wearing a big yellow jumpsuit with gold chains! I heard that the pilots asked him to sign their logbooks, and all the women were wondering who the hell he was.
Measure to the millimeter, mark with a crayon, cut with an axe.
Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 16888 posts, RR: 51 Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 9002 times:
Cooter was played by Ben Jones. He made a run for Congress last year up in VA and was trounced.
My famous person was also a politician. Back in 2000 on a DL flight ATL-DCA, sitting across the aisle from me in First Class was Rep. Bob Barr (one of the ringleaders of the impeachment attempt on Clinton) as well as the Congressman for the district I lived in at the time, Mac Collins (who might be the next Senator as he is running for the seat Sen. Turncoat, mean Miller is not running for).
Working out at the airport, I see well-known people every week. Just the other day I saw George Clinton (I guess Delta's the new Mothership).
Nwacrew From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 311 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8863 times:
On a Los Angeles to Honolulu flight, I sat behind Tom Selleck at the height of his "Magnum P.I." fame. He was wearing one of his trademark aloha shirts, and was Magnum-charming to the fluttering stewardesses.
Half-way through the flight, I'd been staring at Selleck for so long that my boyfriend began to feel ignored, and huffed "Would you rather be sitting next to him than me? To which I replied "Don't ask a question you aren't prepared to hear the answer to..."
MasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 4720 posts, RR: 7 Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8829 times:
On a Continental/Virgin flight to Washington, I sat with Lady Mary Archer and young Jeffrey, old Jeffrey being in jail at the time. A bit of polite chat. Coincidentally, there was a photo of Lady M. and young J. in an issue of "Hello" which was placed in everyone's seat.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 72 Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8680 times:
Well, it wasn't really celebrities - but politicians...
Flying from Harare to Frankfurt, Robert Mugabe (President of Zimbabwe), his wife and about half of the government had taken over large parts of the Air Zimbabwe 767-200 flying that trip: fortunately, Mugabe didn't do what he usually does: simply take a plane out of the schedule and use it for his own purpose - that way we would have probably been stuck in Harare for days, so this was really an advantage... I've never experienced such a soft takeoff and landing on another flight - but all anouncements took a bit longer than usual, as they all started with "Comrade President Mugabe and Mrs. Mugabe, Members of the Government of Zimbabwe, ...".
And, shortly before last year's elections here in Germany, I flew from Hannover to Munich and had Kurt Beckstein (Bavarian Interior Minister, then expected to either succeed Edmund Stoiber as Bavarian Prime Minister or to also take up some position in the federal government if Stoiber had won the elections) sitting directly in front of me.
RiverVisualNYC From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 930 posts, RR: 3 Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8655 times:
Megastars, if they fly commercial at all, often purchase and block the seats around them, so the chance of the average person sitting next to a major celeb, especially now that Concorde is history, is pretty slim. On a slightly related note, was once on a GF flight AUH-LHR with a stop in Bahrain, and the FA mentioned to me they were boarding a VIP, a Sheikh, at BAH....So the door opens at BAH and ground staff escorts this boy of about 7 or 8, dressed in full dishdasha, up to the First Class section...and that was the Sheikh!
Gopal From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 112 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8611 times:
Sat next to Dustin Diamond (Screech from Saved by the bell) in a ATA - chicago - Milwaukee flight. Was willing to talk and give details of what he is currently doing. Seems to be running a band in Milwaukee.
Amhilde From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 643 posts, RR: 5 Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8565 times:
Well not necessarily on the plane, but i was pretty grumbly once at LHR when this guy cut in front of me with his luggage trolley. I had no idea it was the bass player from the Police (flying economy that day- 5 rows in front of me). Ive also seen Nick Cave in the economy line at LHR, and sat next to a tour manager on the LHR-LAX run who was Martin Gore's neighbor (from Depeche Mode) and had the band Pitchshifter (whom he was managing on tour at that time) with him as well. They would come up and talk to him on occasion, and they were very nice boys, considering the angry sort of music they play
Hang on tightly, Let go lightly
25 Bucky707: One time, while non-revving on Delta with my two sons (5 and 10), we had to split up. There were only three seats on the plane, two in coach and one i
26 PlaneMad: My grandparents sat next to Princess Diana on Concorde flight BA 002 JFK-LHR. My grandad gave her his chocolate mousse!!!
27 Stretch 8: In June of 1991, I sat next to former Vice-President Walter Mondale in F class on a flight from MSP to DCA. Very charming and friendly man, and we tal
28 Sean-SAN-: Sat across from baseball player David Justice MSP-SAN last month in first class. Seemed like a cool guy, and had a really nice Louis Vuitton roll-on b
29 Joleb: Sat next to Toots Thielemans in Business in 1993(Famous Belgian mouth harmonica player) on a Sabena plane from BRU-Montreal. very nice he told me all
30 RiverVisualNYC: I was once on line to check in at SJU behind Yankees star Derek Jeter, and, while it's not exactly relevant to the topic, I was very excited as a kid
31 Superfly: Jerry Brown (Fmr. California governor and current mayor of Oakland) Also a Democratic Presidential candidate. This was on a Southwest 737-700 (OAK-LAX
32 Upgradeplease: Ok. It was not me but my father (who always got pestered for his autograph and never knew why) was on a Pan Am flight from jfk-lax was asked by the fa
33 Artsyman: I had no idea it was the bass player from the Police (flying economy that day- 5 rows in front of me). ******** Sting cuts in front of you, and you do
34 IndustrialPate: Sting cuts in front of you, and you don't recognize him ?...do you live under a stone ? I don't live under a stone, but I wouldn't recognize Sting, ei
35 MxCtrlr: My wife and I flew non-rev on KW (Carnival) from FLL-LAX once and when we took our seats, I noticed the person sitting in front of me and mentioned it
36 Babaero: In late seventies flew on BA to Miami with Ernie wise the english comedian in row behind,and also sat next to english swimmer duncan goodhew from lhr
37 RP TPA: I was once standing in line waiting to board an Air Canada YYZ-YUL flight, and standing right behind me was former Canadian PM Brian Mulroney. We chat
38 Cessna172RG: I was on the same flight as a famoust blues singer (according to my girlfriend) but I forgot his name. James Brown or something? It was Northwest flig
39 UPSfueler: Well I didnt sit next to him but once a few years ago I unloaded the intstruments of B.B. King. He flew in First class on a United 757. I remember see
40 CoRocks: On a continental flight from Houston to Atlanta I sat next to Evander Holifield. He is not as big looking in person as when in the ring. Also on Conti
41 Ola: I haven't seen anybody famous but the President of Finland, Tarja Halonen, was in the same plane with my parents couple of years ago. I heard she and
42 RB211: I was on a Delta MD-11 coming back from NRT and I had the pleasure of sitting next to Ving Rhames. (Marcellis Wallace in the move Pulp Fiction) . I've
43 Artsyman: you're showing your age, Artysman . ***** 34 !!, is that too old...or too young ?
44 PHXMKEflyer: I had the privilege of sitting next to Kato Kaelin and his girlfriend flying from PHX-MKE last Thanksgiving......I wanted to ask him if he needed a pl
45 Desertman: Pierce Brosnan - in 1989 on LH457 LAX-FRA in First on Nov 8th (the night when the Berlin wall fell)
46 Sabena332: Pierce Brosnan - in 1989 on LH457 LAX-FRA in First on Nov 8th (the night when the Berlin wall fell) This is a night to remember, isn't it Mr. Bond? Da
47 Desertman: Hi SN 332, yes indeed - it was the return flight of our honeymoon!
48 Sabena332: What a flight Desertman, honeymoon, a famous actor next to you, First Class, and the Berlin wall felt! Indeed a night to remember, especially for a Ge
49 Desertman: To Sabena332, just a slight impression - I#m not right sure anymore if it was LH457 - I work for the industries - it might have been also LH451 (just
50 EMBQA: Well, I used to non-rev R/T from BGR to BOS and several time I have flown with Sen. Susan Collins(R) and Retired Secretary of Defense Casper Wineberge
51 Sabena332: Hello Kai, I never thought that i would hear such an interesting story when I logged it short before I wanted to go to bed. just a slight impression -
52 Desertman: Ok Patrick, first - sorry I was telling from my mind, the actual flight date was Nov 9th 1989 Flight was LH451 Mr Brosnan was on a tour for Germany -
53 Sabena332: Thanks for your reply Kai, very interesting! the actual flight date was Nov 9th 1989 It is always confusing to tell the date when you are on an overni
54 IndustrialPate: Artsyman, Wow, I was guessing you were in your mid-20s! But take your pick... I'm 21 and feel old...
55 NWAA330: NW PEK-DTW, Across the aisle (row 1) from Cindy Crawford for 12 hours...no complaints there. NWAA330
56 Joleb: Sabena332 and IndustrialPlate is it really impossible for you to be nice to people or do you always have a problem with yourself ? or are u stressed b
57 Iloveek: I sat a month ago right behind Kelly Osbourne in VS upper-class..Melinda was travelling with her but they didn't really talked a lot. I heard Kelly so
58 IndustrialPate: is it really impossible for you to be nice to people or do you always have a problem with yourself ? or are u stressed because you are jealous? I noti
59 Gib: Oh yeah..... 1. Andy Rooney...of 60 Minutes.. DFW-AUS on a DL MD-87. Had a young chick next to him. 2. Kenny Stabler...--QB .. MOB-ATL-MOB.. He lives
60 StevenUhl777: IndustrialPate: LOL! Still got tears in my eye...that was AWESOME!!!! I don't know if it's true or not, I don't really care. It's just the way you pre
61 AATriple7: I sat a couple rows in front of Robin Yount of the old Milwaukee Brewers (when they were good) on a AWA flight from PHX-MKE. I also saw Chris Carter w
62 Cs03: Yes, 1) Andy Rooney on AA/Eagle ALB/JFK (He has a country home upstate) quite friendly! 2) Michael Jackson Mid 1980s Pan AM JFK-FCO Class, he was in F
63 Bigphilnyc: I sat on Geoge Michael's lap once on a flight DIK-ASS. I didn't know he was gay at the time, I swear! I dont fly much, but living in NYC, I see a lot
64 Pl4nekr4zy: A few months ago, my dad, who is a CO 737 first officer, flew the Houston Astros on a charter flight from IAH-ATL on a 738 (was the captain's leg thou
65 Qantasguy: I was on a QF flight back in the 80s from MEL to SYD and sat next to Elle McPherson (Very nice Australian Model) As a drooling 15 year old who was rea
66 Bruce: Most of them sit in FC so I doubt I'd ever meet one..... bruce
67 CactusA319: Joleb's ever changing profile notwithstanding..... On a couple of Concorde flights i saw Sting,Princess Noor of Jordania, Phill Collins, Michael Jacks
68 Mcmahonsmr: David Beckham (Manchester United FC/England Football) - Manchester - Dublin (EI 213) 2001. Roy Keane (Machester United FC/Ex-ROI) - Manchester - Dubli
69 Mallthus: Quite a few for me, as it turns out. First one was Lee Majors (The Six Million Dollar Man), when I was 7 or 8 and on my very first air flight. It was
70 Dazultra: Aug 31 2002, CAI-LHR, ba 772, mo mowlam former northern Ireland secretary was a few seats away. jun 24 2002, MAN-LHR, bmi a321, gail from coronation s
71 Danielbk: Yes -- all on EL AL Israel airlines Shimon Perez (Ex primeinister of Israel) Benjamin Netanihou (same) Richard Geer (spelling?) (the actor) (not next
72 Oosfp: for me was Kim clijster on a swissair flight BRU-ZRH and François Duval (rally driver) on a Swiss ZRH-BRU flight
73 Gomuppets: 1994 was on the same flight as the US Wrestling Team from IST - JFK on THY. They spent a lot of time in aisles - think many of them had a hard time fi
74 BOAC707: On a military Chinook, 1984, Abottsford to Downtown Vancouver...The Pope during his first Canadian Papal Tour.
75 Obithomas: Mcmahonsmr: David Beckham (Manchester United FC/England Football) - Manchester - Dublin (EI 213) 2001. Roy Keane (Machester United FC/Ex-ROI) - Manche
76 Jhooper: Mickey Mantle, he gave me his boarding pass and a large baseball card that he gave out to people he met, plus he signed a NY Yankees pennet!
77 Bongo: With Joe DiMaggio , Buffalo, N.Y to Miami, FL. in 1.987
78 Ar385: On a flight sometime in the mid-eighties I was flying first class with my family which was empty due to it being upstairs (we are only 4) from EZE-MEX
79 AA777MIA: Never sat next to any celebs, however, I had Leeza Gibbons on a lot. She was the best. Always greeted me by name, with a kiss at the boarding door. Ex
80 ASE747: does sitting infront of the band STYX count??? lol LAX-ORD IN THE 80'S best was MIKE DICKA ORD-PHX THE BEAR'S!!!!!! while working in Aspen (ase) for U
81 Bigphilnyc: Actually, I forgot. On a flight to Denver from Alberquerque, I was on a flight with a prisoner who had a police escort. I got home and there was a seg
82 KaiGywer: I was on a DC9 flight from ALF-OSL once, when the King of Norway was onboard. I didn't even know he was onboard until the first announcement on the PA
83 AluminumShower: I sat next to Bozo the clown about 10 years ago... in full make-up. Unfortunately, they made him take off his wig because the aircraft was so small (J