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Have You Coincidence Meet Someone On Board Plane?

Mon Mar 03, 2003 10:35 am

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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Mon Mar 03, 2003 10:37 am

I saw a Physics professor of mine in the ATL airport. We were both trying to get back to Houston.
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Mon Mar 03, 2003 10:40 am

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
 
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Mon Mar 03, 2003 11:13 am

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.
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RE: Have You Coincidence Meet Someone On Board Plane?

Mon Mar 03, 2003 11:23 am

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.
 
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Mon Mar 03, 2003 11:23 am

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!
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Mon Mar 03, 2003 1:08 pm

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.

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Mon Mar 03, 2003 1:22 pm

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.

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Mon Mar 03, 2003 1:30 pm

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.
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Mon Mar 03, 2003 2:12 pm

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.
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Mon Mar 03, 2003 2:36 pm

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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Mon Mar 03, 2003 4:06 pm

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.


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Tue Mar 04, 2003 2:27 am

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.

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Tue Mar 04, 2003 2:38 am

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
 
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Tue Mar 04, 2003 3:18 am

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).
 
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Tue Mar 04, 2003 3:21 am

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.

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Tue Mar 04, 2003 3:29 am

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.

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Tue Mar 04, 2003 3:32 am

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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Tue Mar 04, 2003 4:09 am

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 . . .

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Tue Mar 04, 2003 9:29 am

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.

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Tue Mar 04, 2003 9:53 am

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.
 
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Tue Mar 04, 2003 10:12 am

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.

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Tue Mar 04, 2003 10:21 am

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.

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Tue Mar 04, 2003 11:03 am

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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Tue Mar 04, 2003 11:52 am

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?
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RE: Have You Coincidence Meet Someone On Board Plane?

Tue Mar 04, 2003 12:29 pm

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 car to drive back to PHL. At a rest-stop in Ohio I was waiting for my colleage to come out of the restroom, when a guy who was on the same PHL-ORD flight came up and said hello. He was driving home w/ several people from that flight too. He was a perfect stranger, but we flew on the last normal flight of our lives that morning. I'm glad he said hello.
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Tue Mar 04, 2003 12:45 pm


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. He was just sitting behind me in Business Class.

He was well behaved on the flight and slept well.

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Tue Mar 04, 2003 12:47 pm

Oh heaps of times. The World is so small.  Smile
 
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Twice On The Same Flight

Tue Mar 04, 2003 1:56 pm

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. About two minutes later, I ran into an Atlanta TV personality that I used to work with. We were all on a flight from Orlando to Atlanta (actually, the church member was on his way to Chicago, but had to change planes in ATL.)
 
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Tue Mar 04, 2003 9:34 pm

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 segment FCO-PRG on February 26, 2003,
and on the segment PRG-BUD on february 27 and finally on the segment PRG-YUL on March 3, yesterday.

It was a very interesting coincidence and she told me it had never happened before. She was very professionnal and was also very beautiful.

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Tue Mar 04, 2003 11:46 pm

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 connect to other places, you always run into people from your own company, or people you used to work with on the Atlanta flight, or making a connection in Atlanta on the way back home. The best one I think was when I managed to get upgraded to first after making the trip from CAE - ATL - SFO and back about 20 times. I was on the way back from a job interview in ORD and ended up sitting next to one of the senior managers of the company I was working for. He told me some interesting stories about the VP of the department I worked for.

Also, on my last long term consulting assignment I would take the same flights every week from CAE - IAD - MDT on United Express for about 10 months. Of course, I ran into some of the same flight attendants several times. Of course, my ex fiance commuted to work at IAD on some of those flights so I ran into a few times. It was interesting. However, the best one was when I boarded a flight, and the F/A looked at me and smiled, and I smiled back, not realizing that I had met her on a flight a few weeks before that (she had majorly changed her hair). Then when she made the announcements, and said her name at the end, I looked up at her with a huge smile on my face. She told me later "I wondered when you were going to recognize me".

I will quit rambling after this last story. I was on a Delta flight from ATL - JFK one Saturday afternoon, and the F/A about halfway into the flight comes up to me, and asks me if I went to Georgia Southwestern College. I was like "Well Yes", and it turns out that we had actually hung out together at some points in college. Really interesting. I have got to get better at recognizing people first! LOL

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Wed Mar 05, 2003 2:09 am

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 at the same time, but it was still cool to see him on the plane.
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Wed Mar 05, 2003 2:29 am

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 on the very same flight I was, except that he was in Business while I was stuck in the back.
The weirdest thing is that we didn't even see each other in ZRH nor on the plane!

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RE: Have You Coincidence Meet Someone On Board Plane?

Wed Mar 05, 2003 2:34 am

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 a co-worker on a regular meeting rotation. More than onboard, we are constantly running into each other in the hotels.

Oddly enough, I run into the same flight attendants almost every month (although clearly not on every trip). I've gotten to know quite a few over the last few years.
 
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RE: Have You Coincidence Meet Someone On Board Plane?

Wed Mar 05, 2003 2:52 am

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-night talker on a flight.
 
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Wed Mar 05, 2003 3:01 am

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 I was doing DFW-ORD-ISP-ORD-DFW. I was in 5th grade so, my parents didnt want me flying alone, so they set up the U.M. deal me and my sister were hanging out in this room and out of nowhere my dad came in, and got us. He was in NY and flew to ORD and flew with us home to DFW, it was really random, because he never does that kind of stuff.
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RE: Have You Coincidence Meet Someone On Board Plane?

Wed Mar 05, 2003 7:18 am

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.............. She's been my wife for the last 4 years.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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Wed Mar 05, 2003 7:37 am

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:

1. Racko`s boss on holidays in Y and Racko on a business trip in C? (must be funny when you fly in a better cabin class than your boss)

2. Racko`s Boss in C on holidays and Racko in Y on business? (well... he is the boss)

3. Both in C? (rich company)

4. Both in Y? (poor company)

 Big grin

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Wed Mar 05, 2003 12:13 pm

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 none other than Dave Matthews! She asked for an autograph and Dave being the nice guy he is gladly gave one to her with an extended message. The most incredible part of all was the next day she saw him again at Starbucks and he remembered her and the message her wrote! I think that is just amazing....MIA777
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