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Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flights?

Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:05 am

Has anyone ever seen any celebrities on flights between London Heathrow and Los Angeles International? Both these cities are major players in the media world (and New York), and I know a lot of famous people fly between the two. (Most often on BA and VS I think).

So has anyone ever seen any? Who? I am assuming most of them fly First Class and Upper Class respectively. Do they just board the plane like any other passenger or do they tend to board last or something?
 
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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:09 am

I was on a flight with Keanu Reeves (flying business) from LHR-HKG. That's the only famous person I have seen at LHR and he happened to be on my flight! 

He was sitting in front of me, or was I sitting in front of him?  confused  We were both in window seats, so we were facing backwards, he was in the row in front, but as we were facing backwards I was in front of him. This is confusing me.  banghead 

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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:34 am

I was not on the flight but was checking in at LHR, for SFO, when I spotted Joan Collins checking in for a LAX flight. This was years ago when "Dynasty" first came on TV. This was right after Thanksgiving so maybe she was going back to LAX to continue filming.
 
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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:36 am

A family friend sat next to Ringo Star on AA LHR-LAX a few years back. She has done the route pretty much every 4-5 months for about the last 20 years, and has seen tons of celebrities on the route.
 
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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:41 am

Sort of a celeb- I've been on a flight IAD-HPN with Hillary Clinton. She boarded first with her Secret Service contingent- they took the first 2 rows of the Saab 340 we were on. Once they were on the plane they began general boarding. I was surprised to see her on the flight, as I've had coworkers fly on the DCA-LGA shuttle with her on board.
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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:35 am

I guess it was rather predictable this was going to turn into Celebs people have seen on any route  Yeah sure

I used to make trips to Los Angeles from London anywhere from four to seven times a year during the 1990s and the only one I saw was Anne Robinson (of Weakest Link fame) on a trip in Spring 2001. I was booked into seat 2A and got to the gate and was swapped out to the seat next to my brother. I read in a Sunday Times article at some point later that her preferred seat was 2A in First. I guess the reasons I didn't see more famous folks was partly because I was young and not familiar with celebs and that I was usually seated in business as opposed to First.

I've seen a number of other celebs but they weren't on flights involving London & LA so I'll keep schtum.  Wink

Quoting IADLHR (Reply 2):
I was not on the flight but was checking in at LHR, for SFO, when I spotted Joan Collins checking in for a LAX flight.

I've seen her twice now. Once on LHR-JFK slumming it in Club World on the upper deck  biggrin  and once at the LHR in the entrance to BA's Lounge Pavilion in Terminal 4...I found it most amusing in the first case in that my younger brother didn't have a clue who she was!
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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:55 am

Steve Nash flying F on CO from PHX to EWR. It was an overnight flight in the off season just after he cut his hair. I had to look 3 times to make sure it was him but sure enough it was. That was a thrrill for me as I'm a big Suns fan.
 
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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:55 am

If you're important/influential/famous/rich enough and are flying LHR-LAX, you're seen by barely anybody - because you're on a G5 or BBJ or other such aircraft and don't use the terminals!  Wink
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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:09 am

Not exactly on the LAX-LHR route but I would imagine that LAX is one of the premier aiports in the world for celeb spotting. Off the top of my head during the times that I've flown in/out of LAX, dropped someone off, or picked someone up from there I have seen the following celebs:

Music Industry

Justin Timberlake
Lil Jon
LL Cool J
Usher
Queen Latifah
Kelly Clarkson
Fergie (in addition to everyday when I went to high school with her. haha!)
Brian McKnight
Glen Frey
Alice Cooper

Hollywood

John Travolta
Samuel L. Jackson
Natalie Portman
Hulk Hogan/Brooke Hogan
Eddie Murphy
Dave Chappelle

Athletes

Mike Piazza
Matt Leinart
Reggie Bush
Bill Walton
Derek Jeter
Vladimir Guerrero
Eric Karros
Tiger Woods (pre TIGER WOODS if you know what I mean)
Kelly Slater


and there have been many more that I can't think of at the moment. If I can I'll make another list, but needless to say LAX is truly a mecca for spotting of all kinds. However, out of all those celebs the only person that I've ever seen there that I was truly awestruck by seeing in person at LAX was Capt. Al Haynes. I would suppose that and a.nutter would be in his presence though!  biggrin 

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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:19 am

Speaking of LHR-LAX specifically, my mom was on the same BA flight as Victoria Beckham a couple of years ago. I once met Jenna Jameson after she came (no pun intended) off a US Airways flight she shared with my best friend (pre-9/11). For some reason, she was in PIT. I once flew on the same US A321 with Lilly Tomlin but the funny thing is, I have seen many more celebrities on the ground, having grown up in L.A., that I ever saw in the air.
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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:23 am

I was on a BA 747 LHR - LAX back in Feb '06. I was in the line for boarding and heard a commotion behind me, turned to see what the deal was, and it was a bunch of teenage girls making a fuss over the fact that Orlando Bloom was making his way through the terminal. He went through Fast Track right as I was going through regular boarding, and I stepped to one side to let him through. He nodded thanks, I followed him down the jetway, then he turned left to first and I turned right to cattle class.
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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:24 am

Joe DiMaggio was next to me on a buffalo-Miami flight back in 1987, when we were inside the plane, the flight was cancelled...then I flew Buffalo-NY-Miami...and much to my surprise I saw him again deboarding a different plane once I arrived to Miami.
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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:31 am

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 5):
Celebs people have seen on any route

If that's the case, then I sat in front of Jimmy Dean ATL-RIC in F class about 6-7 years ago.
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Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:37 pm

Tony Parker was on my flight on SQ 12 from NRT-LAX. Dude was coming from the world basketball championship after his poor performance representing France. Tony boarded just like anyone else and very few people in Japan noticed him. He was coming with his fiancee Eva Longoria who did not stand out at all. I didn't get his autograph because i hate the San Antonio Spurs. Lakers all the way.
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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:46 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 9):
Jenna Jameson after she came (no pun intended)

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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:49 pm

LHR-LAX in F: James Garner (of The Rockford Files, amongst others!) in 1978 on a BA 747-136 - he was playing chess in the upper-deck lounge for most of the flight - I got an autographed photo (whoopee - I was 6 years old!)

LAX-LHR 1999: Naomi Campbell - who refused the regular meal service but who called the purser midway across the Atlantic and requested something to eat (purser - my sister - devilishly suggested 'three cheese tortellini' or similar) after finishing, Ms.Campbell went to the lav about an hour out from landing only to re-appear right before touchdown...better than 'The Sun', this thread...!
 
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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:42 pm

C-Webb on a DL SLC-SMF flight a few years ago. That's when I gave a damn about the Kings.
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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:49 pm

Jerry Springer in F was seated next to my parents on a UAL flight.
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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:12 pm

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 5):
I guess it was rather predictable this was going to turn into Celebs people have seen on any route

Thats exactly what I thought....and I started the thread!

If you guys can keep it to LHR - LAX (and vise versa) specifically, it would be much appreciated! Thanks.

Quoting LeonB1985 (Reply 7):
If you're important/influential/famous/rich enough and are flying LHR-LAX, you're seen by barely anybody - because you're on a G5 or BBJ or other such aircraft and don't use the terminals!

Thats not entirely true is it now. Hundreds of millionaires fly commercially, hence this thread being started! They might not be 'important' in your eyes, but they certainly are rich still. But that doesn't mean to say they have to use private transport!
 
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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:50 pm

Quoting 8herveg (Reply 18):
Thats not entirely true is it now. Hundreds of millionaires fly commercially, hence this thread being started! They might not be 'important' in your eyes, but they certainly are rich still. But that doesn't mean to say they have to use private transport!

I wasn't claiming that millionaires don't fly on commercial flights (topic of this thread is 'famous people' or 'celebrities' rather than millionaires, isn't it?), but just pointing out that quite a considerable number of important/influential/famous/rich people wouldn't travel on commercial flights. Private flying means flexibility and privacy that you simply don't get on commercial flights.

You don't have to fly on private jets to be rich, but generally you need to be rich to fly on private jets!  Wink And that is particularly true on sectors such as LON-LAX!
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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:02 pm

Quoting LeonB1985 (Reply 7):
If you're important/influential/famous/rich enough and are flying LHR-LAX, you're seen by barely anybody - because you're on a G5 or BBJ or other such aircraft and don't use the terminals!



Quoting LeonB1985 (Reply 19):
You don't have to fly on private jets to be rich, but generally you need to be rich to fly on private jets!

All I have to say is, read this forum, there are plenty of famous people encounters.

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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:10 am

On BA and going LHR-LAX Eric Clapton was on my flight, he was in Frist and I was in Club so we just shared some time in the First Class Lounge LHR. Discreet guy, nearly didn't recognise him althought other people didn't hesitate to come up and just say thank you for the music I guess.
 
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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:01 am

I know it's supposed to be LAX-LHR..But I'm gonna join the club of other airport sightings...  Smile

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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:43 am

Man, I never see anyone famous on my flights. The closest I've come was seeing a French film actor on Eurostar (can't remember his name but am going to look it up)
 
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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:57 am

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 20):
All I have to say is, read this forum, there are plenty of famous people encounters.

I didn't claim that famous people do not travel on commerical aircraft. What I did say, which was meant slightly tongue-in-cheek, was that a certain 'type' of passenger is generally not seen on commercial flights for various reasons.

[Edited 2007-02-14 03:05:10]
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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:40 pm

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 20):
All I have to say is, read this forum, there are plenty of famous people encounters.



Quoting 8herveg (Reply 18):

Thats not entirely true is it now. Hundreds of millionaires fly commercially, hence this thread being started! They might not be 'important' in your eyes, but they certainly are rich still. But that doesn't mean to say they have to use private transport!

Now now children let's read again what LeonB1985 wrote, he did not claim that famous people don't fly commercially, as a lot do, just head over to BA's First check in area at T1 and you'll see. As he stated, a number travel on private jets and BBJ's for privacy, security and well, because they can afford to.

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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:06 am

Ive checked in or seen the following passengers:

Richard Simmons
Angie Stone
One of the crazy wives from trading spouses
John Goodman
Reggie Bush
Micheal Vick
Deuce Mcalister
Keysha Cole
Whitney Houston

My grandmother flies United Premium service alot to New York in First from LAX shes sat next to:

Jane Seymore
Cher
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RE: Has Anyone Seen Any Celebs On LHR - LAX Flight

Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:16 am

I once sat next to Justin Rose travelling MIA-LHR back in 2004

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