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Famous People On Board Your Flight?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 7:49 am

Hey everybody,

Any People here, who had the luck to see a famous Person on Board their Flight (Movie Star, TV Star, Music Star, Sports Star and so on) ?

From, To, Airline, Who ?
 
ArmitageShanks
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RE: Famous People On Board Your Flight?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 8:23 am

I flew with Jennifer Capriati from BRU-FCO on Alitalia last May.
 
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RE: Famous People On Board Your Flight?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 9:45 am

Hundreds over the years, but then I've done several charters for Hollywood studios. Best was a trip to Las Vegas where we were met by 54 limousines. One of the Zucker brothers (Airplane) was standing there when the flight attendants opened the door. He took one look at the limos and said: "Who died?"

Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
 
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RE: Famous People On Board Your Flight?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 1:33 pm

I was on an NZ flight from WLG to AKL and Frano Botica was on board. (sorry guys, only famous/semi-famous in NZ, was an All Black)
 
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RE: Famous People On Board Your Flight?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 1:38 pm

I flew from DTW to JFK once and William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy were aboard in FC, and NO they weren't sitting next to each other.  Laugh out loud One was quite rude to the ground staff at DTW; the other, Nimoy, was very polite, friendly, and outgoing. He was even signing autographs for fans before boarding.

Tasha  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

[Edited 2004-06-22 06:39:51]
 
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RE: Famous People On Board Your Flight?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 1:53 pm

Oh.......mygod, you........actually.......flew with....theWilliam...........Shatner??

[Edited 2004-06-22 06:54:58]
 
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RE: Famous People On Board Your Flight?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 8:31 pm


Carl Lewis on a CO flight from IAH-PDX in 1997.

Elton John on BA's 2227 from LGW-ATL in 1999.

Carlos Santana, actually flew two rows behind me on DL 108 ATL-MAD in 2000.

Bertin Osborne, famous spanish tv host...flew next to him on IB 109 from SVQ-MAD in 1996 I believe it was.

Flew also alongside some sports figures...
Mark Lemke, former shorstop of the ATL Braves.
Rico Brogna...can't remember where he's playing now.
Darrel Armstrong, flew alongside nonreving in Biz on a 763 from CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO-ATL.
Regards
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RE: Famous People On Board Your Flight?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 10:10 pm

All these were aboard AA flights

Britney Spears escorted here and Justin From TPA-MIA flt to VIP lounge for flt to PLS after the 2000 New Years Celebration.
Escorted Diana Ross From Curbside to FC Checkin one day when she got dumped off curbside. Poor Woman was terrified. Year 1999
Flew MIA-LAX FC in 1996 next to Andrew Dice Clay.
Return Flight had Dion Warwick in F class she sat by herself quiet and read a book and a ton of magazines.
Took MIA-LAX F class with Goldie Hawn and her now famous daughter
they were 2 seats away across the aisle year 2001
Escorted Zsa Zsa Gabor to her MIA-LAX flight with her dog and man in tow year 1995. That woman packs bags like it was 1907 !
Escorted President of Haiti and his mother several times. He is now in South Africa I think. During his first administration.
Richard Simmons was a regular at FLL and Miami airports for AA during the years 1989-1994.
Met Rue McClanahan hope is spelled that right on inbound DFW FLL flight
JJ Walker same as above /what a butthead/
The dude that played Radar on M.A.S.H. same thing he was also a d.ck
Patti Labelle helped her through customs at MIA what a diva !
Met George and Barbra Bush MIA 1997
Richard Nixion and PAT just prior to her death
Red Skelton MIA
Boy George MIA
OJ Simpson MIA
Jesse Jackson MIA
alot more but really cant remember all now


Best Memory Flying with Tony Danza seated right next to him in FC
LAX-MIA on Eastern Airlines L1011 in 1985 just before who is the boss came on TV. He was going to NAS I was going to MBJ. What a nice guy he was.

 
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RE: Famous People On Board Your Flight?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 10:39 pm

Met Iggy Pop on a AF flight from Geneva to Nice the day after I saw his gig at Paléo Festival Nyon, a very cool guy !
Whatever
 
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RE: Famous People On Board Your Flight?

Tue Jun 22, 2004 11:02 pm

Flew on same BA L1011 CDG-LHR in late 80s as Donny Osmond. Donny was in the cheap seats, too!
 
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RE: Famous People On Board Your Flight?

Mon Jun 28, 2004 5:41 am

Yoko Ono onboard the good old Swissair in June 2001, flying from Geneva to London. A few days later I saw her on TV at the opening of the new Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
 
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RE: Famous People On Board Your Flight?

Mon Jun 28, 2004 5:48 am

On an Air Zimbabwe flight from Harare to Frankfurt (I think it was the flight on 13/02/2002), I had the dubious honor of flying on the same plane with the President of Zimbabwe, the "Honorable" (or was it the "horrible"?) Robert Mugabe...

Fortunately, he hadn't done what he usually did: "chartered" the plane to only fly him... that would have left me and all the other European attendants of Zimbabwe's tourism fair, which had taken place a few days earlier, stranded in Harare...

Regards,
Frank
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RE: Famous People On Board Your Flight?

Tue Jun 29, 2004 5:24 am

Charles Barkley - PHX to IAH
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RE: Famous People On Board Your Flight?

Sun Jul 04, 2004 4:55 pm

Constable Odo from Star Trek Deep Space 9. PDX to LAX, Alaska Airlines.
Be different; Be nice.
 
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RE: Famous People On Board Your Flight?

Sun Jul 04, 2004 7:59 pm

Only two that I'm aware of:

Linda Lusardi ("sizzling Page 3 stunner"!) back in 1984 on a British Caledonian DC10 flight LGW-IBZ. She even did a photocall (with top ON) at the top of the aircraft steps when we landed in Ibiza.

Trevor Nelson (DJ) in January of this year on a BA A319 flight TGL-LHR.

Can't believe that out of all the flights I've made in my time there have only been 2 celebs, but as I said, they were the only 2 that I'm aware of!
Ladies & gentlemen this is Captain Tobias Wilcock welcoming you aboard Coconut Airways flight 372 to Bridgetown Barb
 
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RE: Famous People On Board Your Flight?

Sun Jul 04, 2004 8:46 pm

I've had Jimmy Nail on an Air Canada flight from LHR - YYZ.

Viv Richards on British Airways flight from YYZ - LHR.
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RE: Famous People On Board Your Flight?

Mon Jul 05, 2004 1:15 am

I dispatched Ronan Keating when he flew EDI-DUB with EI a few years ago. Although 1 celeb did p*** me off a few years ago in LHR. I was traveling on a Friends and Family ticket with bmi back to EDI and there was 1 seat left and I was called over to check-in for it having been waiting on stand-by for ages. Just as I got to the desk and started speaking to the agent, ''I don't believe it'' One Foot In The Grave star Richard Wilson turned up and took my seat having been 'campaigning for the labour party''. No wonder I vote Conservative ...
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