Celebrities / Business Titans / Sports Figures I Have Flown With

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  1. diver90
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    1 point for seeing them in the airport, 3 points for having them on your flight, 5 points for a picture.

    Here's one to kick it off:

    Anthony Bourdain - No Reservations

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    This reminds me of the taking pictures of food in restaurants thread, except you know, potentially much creepier ;-). Saw a MLB player at an airport once. Think that's worth .3 points, he wasn't quite a superstar!
     
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    Met Lee Corso waiting on a flight in ATL.
    Checked in the Mark Hopkins in SFO in line in front of Mark Harmon
    Chef Paul Prudhomme on flight to MIA
     
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    Joe Buck JFK-SFO
    Audrey Tatou JFK-CDG
     
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    Matthew McConaughey on three separate occasions in the LAX Admirals Club... he always looks "dirty" (but still hot)
    His girlfriend/baby mama was with him the last time.

    Sat with Eva Longoria and Tony Parker in the JFK Flagship Lounge (a couple years ago, since they are now divorced)... they were very friendly and she was teaching him how to set up his Outlook

    Kristen Davis twice in the JFK Flagship Lounge

    Sharon Stone on an LAX-DFW flight with her (now) ex-husband

    Mike Myers was my seatmate on an LAX-DFW red-eye. He had the window seat and got up several times to use the bathroom. I was not amused.

    Not a celebrity but married to one... Alex Winter's wife was my seatmate on a JFK-LAX transcon and we talked the entire flight about knitting, organic cooking, my hometown of Fort Worth, her career as an animation producer, good restaurants in all the cities we both go to for work. I only found out he was her husband as we were landing because we were talking about my sister's career as a residual accountant for MGM (and she mentioned that her husband loved getting his MGM residual check every month... which forced me to ask the "who is your husband" question). Fastest transcon ever.
     
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    agree... I can't imagine pulling out my camera for a photo!
     
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    Not on a plane, but I met Phil Mickelson while playing at Torrey Pines. He was playing golf with his dad, brother & uncle. He stopped and talked to us after his round and signed a few scorecards. He was extremely courteous.
     
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    It was my iPhone which I was watching some video on and I was very stealthy. It would have looked like I was adjusting the case. I agree that whipping out a camera and pointing it blatantly at someone would be creepy.

    PHL - ATL - Jaclyn Smith - Incredibly beautiful
     
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    Georges Laraques (NHL player) at the YYZ MLL.

    Kevin Lowe (president of the Edmonton Oilers) across the aisle from me on a YYZ-YEG flight.

    Chris Pronger (NHL player) in the seat in front of me on a YYZ-YYC flight (he was heading to Team Canada Olympic "try-outs").

    Michael Ignatieff (leader of the Liberal Party of Canada) directly ahead of me at YYC security.

    Kurt Browning (Canadian figure skater) at the YYC MLL.

    Davey Johnstone (guitar player, lead member of Elton John's band) at the YYZ MLL.
     
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    I once guested Adam Smith into an RCC, does that count?
     
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    Lleyton Hewitt (Aussie tennis player), his wife and kids LAX-SYD on UA.

    Michael Buble was in F on the same flight.
     
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    I was two rows behind Anders Fogh Rasmussen on SAS BRU-CPH around a year back. He was in business and I was in Economy Extra.

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    Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary General of Nato
     
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    SFO - ATL - Bruce Hornsby - (& the Range - "That's The Way It Is"). He was doing sessions with the Grateful Dead. Very nice fellow. Mrsdiver90 was/is a big fan.
     
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    Carson Kressley (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) LGA-YYZ, 2009
     
  15. I spend a lot of time at LAX, its difficult to count and mostly I need ask someone who the person is that everyone is following.
     
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    Peter Bergmann (Jack Abbot from the Y&R) in YYZ MLL lounge, 2005
     
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    Richard Blais - Top Chef - Lives in ATL

    Extremely nice guy. He shared the secret of how to make sliceable ketchup.
     
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    Sliceable ketchup [​IMG]!!! Molecular gastronomy...some things just aren't meant to be!
     
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    Please keep an open mind. Remember when you were back in college and had an open mind?

    (This is a close quote from a movie. See if you can name the movie without looking it up online. If you do look it up and lie about it, all of your FF miles will be transferred....... to me [​IMG])
     
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    Don't know the movie....but trust me, I have an open mind to all things culinary, although Breast Milk Ice Cream and/or Breast Milk Cheese are not on my culinary radar.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...Icecreamists-Baby-Gaga.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

    http://www.newser.com/story/82325/new-york-chef-makes-cheese-from-breast-milk.html
     
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    DTW-ORD, Dec 2010 - Met "The Situation", Mike Sorrentino of Dancing with the Stars/Jersey Shore. The FA asked about Dancing with the Stars. Then he read People magazine. He was nice, tried to keep to himself mostly. His sneakers were super blinged out.
     
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    Reminds me of a day a number of years ago. I had just arrived at PIT and was waiting for the Marriott shuttle. A big charter bus pulled up, and members of the New York Islanders exited the terminal and began to board the bus. One of the players (very young, looking about 18 or 19) decided that it was an appropriate time to tuck his shirt tails into his pants - unfortunately he decided to do so by undoing his pants and pull them down to "adjust" his clothing (I guess he thought he was still in a locker room).

    At that exact moment, Pierre Turgeron (the one Islanders player I could recognize by sight) came out of the building (his arm was in a sling). He saw his teammate's "wardrobe malfunction", then looked at me with this hilarious look as if to say "jeez, you can't take these guys ANYWHERE"! :)
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    Jim Belushi AC J LAX-YVR seat mate

    Nice guy
     
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    It depends. Was this before or after he wrote "The Wealth of Nations"?
     
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    Not really celebrities to most, but I saw the UCLA basketball team come off a flight at LAX a couple years ago.

    I think I saw Will Ferrell boarding a flight when I was at SFO, but I wasn't sure it was him.

    My girlfriend saw some lady from Glee behind us while we were going through security (I saw her too, but I don't watch Glee, so I didn't recognize her and didn't really care :)).

    I did sit across the aisle from a congressman, but I didn't recognize him-I only know probably 10-15 congressman by sight (and only knew he was a congressman because the FA called him one, so it's possible he wasn't even a congressman anymore).
     

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