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Popular Flights For "Celebrities" Worldwide?

Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:08 pm

Got to wondering about flights which usually have a Celeb or two on-board around the world.

A friend who works for BA at LHR tells me that BA269, LHR-LAX is quite popular with the stars. It leave London at 4pm and arrives at LAX at a comfortable 7pm, just in time for supper and bed.She said that during the week there was always a "name" or two to been seen in First Class.
Wondering if there are other regular "Celeb" routes around the globe.  
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Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:09 pm

I believe any LAX-JFK flight has good chances of celebrity spotting in first class.
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Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:17 pm

LAX-LAS is a pretty popular one for celebrities as well, especially on the weekends. It definitely beats fighting traffic between L.A. and Vegas, especially at the Cajon Pass.
 
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Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:27 am

I expect there'd be regular spotting on routes from NYC and LHR to the Caribbean in the winter.
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Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:42 pm

I know LAX-BNA is quite popular with some country music stars. I've done BNA-LAX before and there was a country star in First class, and I have a friend who's done it before with Miley Cyrus.
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Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:31 am

Quoting Super80DFW (Reply 4):
I know LAX-BNA is quite popular with some country music stars.

I've heard that both Miley Cyrus and Tayler Swift fly AA from LAX to BNA regularly given that they both live in Nashville but "work" in LA
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Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:26 am

Quoting icanfly (Reply 1):
I believe any LAX-JFK flight has good chances of celebrity spotting in first class.

Been on it many times, saw nary a one.
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Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:13 am

I'm guessing Paris is also a populare destination for celebs ?
 
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Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:03 pm

certain flights from LAX-LHR have been known for celebrities to use them regularly.
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Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:31 pm

For the while that the B767 was flying YYZ-LAX-YYZ, I was surprised at the numbers of "celebrities" I would see on these flights. Often one or two a flight!
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Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:48 pm

AA's 777 flights on MIA-LAX is know to have some stars especially Latin tv and music stars.
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Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:11 pm

Quoting longhauler (Reply 9):
For the while that the B767 was flying YYZ-LAX-YYZ, I was surprised at the numbers of "celebrities" I would see on these flights. Often one or two a flight!

I expect LAX-YVR-LAX was another popular celebrity route, and may still be. Not sure whether YVR (or YYZ) are still used as heavily for movie production these days with the Canadian and U.S. dollars close to par, although I think there were other reasons like more flexible union rules etc.
 
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Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:12 pm

If you count political celebrities I have seen a few on the US shuttle DCA-LGA and return
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Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:56 am

Just as a guess, I'd say it would be more likely to see celebs on a route where it is difficult or impossible to get a reasonably priced charter. LAX-LAS is easily done with Netjets or some equivalent. LAX-LHR not so easy.

On a slightly related note, I grew up next to Beverly Hills, but literally on the wrong side of the tracks. I saw celebs all the time at a big drugstore (now gone) before they had a similar place in Beverly Hills. If a visitor wanted to see someone famous I suggested the Baskin-Robbins ice cream store in Beverly Hills. No matter how rich and famous you are there is no way to send out for an ice cream cone. The whole experience is about being there.

With airports, the best part of travelling is NOT being at the airport, so celebs will either avoid them with a charter or disappear into the first class lounge at the airport and not emerge until the last moment, slip through the L2 door on a wide-body at the last minute and turn left. Mr row 47 will never know it happened.
 
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RE: Popular Flights For "Celebrities" Worldwide?

Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:51 am

Quoting readytotaxi (Thread starter):
A friend who works for BA at LHR tells me that BA269, LHR-LAX is quite popular with the stars

My father used to fly between LON and LAX a couple of times a month on BA in J/F for a number of years. After a while he gave up telling us the well known people he flew with.

In addition to the flights others have mentioned LAX-CDG springs to mind as high celebrity ratio based on other threads I've read.
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Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:46 am

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 6):

JFK-LAX is a very, very frequent celebrity route. Sometimes at work, when bored, I'll check who's in F on these flights. Usually find at least one a day. Mondays and Fridays I frequently find several per flight.
 
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Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:47 am

My dad flew CVG-MSP once and Ben Stein was sitting next to him in First.
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Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:10 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 16):
Ben Stein was sitting next to him in First.

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Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:23 pm

The one time I met Ben Stein he had as little personality as he has shown in movies and on TV. No big deal to sit next to him.

Of course when I met him I had just won a chunk of his money, so maybe he was mad at me.
 
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RE: Popular Flights For "Celebrities" Worldwide?

Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:30 am

I have had quite a few celeb spots on the Virgin LAX-LHR route. Famous fashion designers, film and tv stars, sports and musical artists have all been seen. I even saw some on the now defunct MaxJet flights between STN and LAX.
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