AA Celebrity Sightings and Related as of 2013 (consolidated)

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Old Jan 5, 13, 5:08 pm
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Old Jan 5, 13, 5:23 pm
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ha ha. While Helsinki is still cold and bitter in January, it was in 1986 when I sat beside him.
The thread title does say "as of 2013!"
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Old Jan 5, 13, 10:17 pm
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Seeing former us senator Carol Moseley Braun at the Atlanta admirals club awaiting a connection to ORD on Jan 1. Talked to her for an hour as she had missed her flight.
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Old Jan 6, 13, 9:14 am
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Dan Rather is hanging out in the waiting area for about an hour waiting for the aus-JFK flight this AM. Not surprised to see him in Austin... Little surprised he isn't in the admirals club.
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Old Jan 6, 13, 11:58 am
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Last year (I add this not as a 2013 celebrity sighting, but as a point) I saw Tom Brokaw hanging out at MIA at the gate area for an hour for a flight to NY. These super anchors enjoy being among the people, clearly!

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Dan Rather is hanging out in the waiting area for about an hour waiting for the aus-JFK flight this AM. Not surprised to see him in Austin... Little surprised he isn't in the admirals club.
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Old Jan 6, 13, 12:04 pm
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Saw Richard Simmons in F, LAX-DFW.
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Old Jan 6, 13, 2:14 pm
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Originally Posted by austin_modern View Post
Dan Rather is hanging out in the waiting area for about an hour waiting for the aus-JFK flight this AM. Not surprised to see him in Austin... Little surprised he isn't in the admirals club.
You should have taken him in as your guest.
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Old Jan 6, 13, 6:28 pm
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Originally Posted by tbassny View Post
Last year (I add this not as a 2013 celebrity sighting, but as a point) I saw Tom Brokaw hanging out at MIA at the gate area for an hour for a flight to NY. These super anchors enjoy being among the people, clearly!
Poor guy sat back in coach as well. At least he had a car service pick him up at JfK (per the Rather sign I saw).

I'm not a celebrity guy, but seeing a news anchor that was such a large part of people's lives was a little humbling. Glad he's still kickin.
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Old Jan 7, 13, 4:49 am
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Once in the late 80s, I sat next to Brokaw on flight to the old Vail airport (the one in West Vail, which is now closed... not EGE), in coach as it was a small plane with no F. He was a very nice man.

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January 1, JFK Concourse C Admirals Club:

Angela Kinsey, who plays Angela in the NBC sitcom The Office.
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Old Jan 8, 13, 10:41 am
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Jason segel from How I Met Your Mother along with a few other Hollywood types I couldn't place in F on JFK-LAX on January 6. Nice guy, put up with everyone stopping by his seat on boarding.
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Old Jan 10, 13, 10:14 pm
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Nolan Ryan, Owner of the Texas Rangers on AA 594 PHX DFW .
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Old Jan 10, 13, 10:39 pm
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Originally Posted by austin_modern View Post
Poor guy sat back in coach as well. At least he had a car service pick him up at JfK (per the Rather sign I saw).

I'm not a celebrity guy, but seeing a news anchor that was such a large part of people's lives was a little humbling. Glad he's still kickin.
I wonder how many people went up to that poor driver to ask him "What would you rather?"
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Old Jan 11, 13, 2:55 pm
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Saw Richard Simmons in F, LAX-DFW.
Was Doug Parker seated next to Richard? Rumour in Tempe is that they are secret BFFs.
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Old Jan 11, 13, 2:58 pm
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Originally Posted by austin_modern View Post
Dan Rather is hanging out in the waiting area for about an hour waiting for the aus-JFK flight this AM. Not surprised to see him in Austin... Little surprised he isn't in the admirals club.
Did you ask him "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?"

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