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Discussion in 'Air Canada | Aeroplan' started by milchap, Mar 9, 2011.
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Celebrities seen on board AC or in theMLL.
Onboard AC8712 YUL-YQB, Sunday 06MAR:
- Mario Marois, former NHL player (NYR, Vancouver Canucks, captain Quebec Nordiques, Winnipeg Jets, St. Louis Blues) and now a scout for Carolina Hurricanes (I add as an aside that Mario lives immediately to the North side of YQB and last year had a Beechcraft King Air crash in his backyard 1 minute after takeoff !);
- Michel Dumas, chief amateur scout for Chicago Blackhawks; in his younger days in the 1970s, he was a very promising goaltending prospect until he suffered an eye injury that kept in the minors for most of his career;
-Alain Chainey, former assistant coach Quebec Nordiques, currently Director of player development for Anaheim Ducks; nice guy who brought Lord Stanley's Cup to our neighbourhood saloon after the Ducks' 2007 win;
Both Chainey and Dumas hail from Thetford Mines, a town which has sent numerous players to the big leagues of hockey.
All of these gentleman were returning home from scouting assignments in Boston and Atlanta. All have E status !
Donny Osmond on AC 593, YYZ-LAS on 07-Mar, seated in 1B.
generally a A320 on this flight.There are no 1A or C seats.Are you suggesting 2A or C?
2011-02-06: Mary Walsh (of CODCO and This Hour Has 22 Minutes) in the YYZ Domestic MLL. This was doubly amusing as we were on our way to SYD to visit a friend who once worked at Salter Street and had Ms. Walsh yell at her about something. (I give Mary the benefit of the doubt and assume it was a bad day all around)
Duh! Actually he was in 1D ...
,looks like I got it wrong as well
Is there any criteria for 'celebrity".
Seems to me there is a real difference between spotting a "real celebrity" (Donny Osmond?) and someone we recognize (hockey scout?).
On another forum some folks post whever they see some politician on the shuttle to Ottawa. Which sort of diminishes the coolness of a thread like this in my opinion.
Not a huge deal for me. Just thought I'd throw this out for discussion.
IMO, guys who have spent their careers contributing to our national sport, and who fly AC enough to have status, will always trump worn-out Mormons who used to prance around on stage with their sister.
We live in a small country and it's nice to be able to see and meet people who are approachable and who have been able to make it in the "Big Leagues" whether that be sports, politics, business or otherwise.
But that's just me. YMMV.
"I'm a little bit rock'n roll", yeah right.
I understand what you're saying. I'm just wondering if a thread about "celebrities" ought to differentiate between a person we recognize & respect as compared a person who is world-famous, worn-out or not. YMMV.
I'm with you! You nailed that one right on the head!
Celebrity is in the eye of the beholder .... post away!
Agree with ACMM directly above but also agree with Flews. Success and fame are two different things.
And c'mon is Donny really washed up?
Let's ask Marie next time she flies AC !
As I've mentioned before, I was on the same flight with Pamela Anderson many many years ago.
I sat across from Gordon Ramsey on a flight from LHR to YYZ.. a couple of years ago.
You made me snort in the MLL. So embarrassing!
Now THOSE are celebrities...
I sat beside Debbie Travis on a flight from LAX once, and ran into Chef Micheal Smith in the YYZ MLL about a month ago.
I feel for you on both trips!
Almost everytime I've flown to Las Vegas for a UFC fight I've seen Georges St. Pierre (UFC welterweight champion) on the plane from LAS to YUL.
An AC FA told me I was a celebrity earlier this week because I am a MM'ER
I've seen parnel and acysb87 on several of my flights. They hardly spoke to me so I retreated to the comfort of my seat in 6A.
They were perhaps heading to the hockey game....or a mileage run