Celebs on BA | 2017 edition

Old Sep 16, 17, 7:50 am
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Originally Posted by david55 View Post
As a 62 year old US citizen living in Seattle I recognize about 1 in 10 of the Celebs listed on this thread.
I don't watch enough cheap reality TV either.
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Old Sep 16, 17, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by david55 View Post
As a 62 year old US citizen living in Seattle I recognize about 1 in 10 of the Celebs listed on this thread.
The BA thread has fairly high profile people compared to my random occasional viewings of the equivalent on other fora...

The Lufthansa is great if you're into obscure Bavarian politicians and the AA/UA/DL one if your thing is University sports coaches or lower tier professional athletes.
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Old Sep 16, 17, 1:41 pm
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Originally Posted by david55 View Post
As a 62 year old US citizen living in Seattle I recognize about 1 in 10 of the Celebs listed on this thread.
That's because a large majority are not what people of our age would call celebrities who have become famous for their talent but merely no marks who have had the good fortune to have appeared on a reality tv programme

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Old Sep 16, 17, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Fraser View Post
The BA thread has fairly high profile people compared to my random occasional viewings of the equivalent on other fora...

The Lufthansa is great if you're into obscure Bavarian politicians and the AA/UA/DL one if your thing is University sports coaches or lower tier professional athletes.
So do the Hollywood types only fly transatlantic with BA then?
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Old Sep 16, 17, 2:35 pm
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Originally Posted by PJSMITH0 View Post
That's because a large majority are not what people of our age would call celebrities who have become famous for their talent but merely no marks who have had the good fortune to have appeared on a reality tv programme
Yeah this PewDePie character seems to divide opinion here. People get very convinced here that he's someone - but I'm set in my ways with celebs being more than youtube characters. Eventually I came across him on youtube and realised he was as annoying as expected (judging originally by name ).. though after a while I have to admit he becomes less so and could have been far more annoying, if he had been younger. Not that young folk are all bad. But arrogance in older people seems more acceptable for some reason, obviously within limits. Although people who wear sunglasses constantly ... and shove cameras in people's faces.. don't come across well.

I've seen famous celebs in the lounges before but not known who they were. When the olympics was going on there were many of these 'stars' around. As someone who has negative views of the olympics, their celebrity presence was wasted on me. They then tried to make me notice them on postboxes and their associated articles but it still didn't work.

I've heard of the diving guy doing badly and that was it.
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Old Sep 17, 17, 6:05 am
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Originally Posted by david55 View Post
As a 62 year old US citizen living in Seattle I recognize about 1 in 10 of the Celebs listed on this thread.
I'm 30-year-old UK resident and I'm in a similar boat.
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Old Sep 17, 17, 9:17 am
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Originally Posted by david55 View Post
As a 62 year old US citizen living in Seattle I recognize about 1 in 10 of the Celebs listed on this thread.
Then you should view LH (Lufthansa) similar thread and I am sure that ratio will drop to 0 in 10
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Old Sep 17, 17, 11:40 am
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Originally Posted by TrainDriverSparky View Post
I'm 30-year-old UK resident and I'm in a similar boat.
I'm with you chaps on this.
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Old Sep 18, 17, 1:07 am
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Sir Jackie Stewart in CCR - lovely chap.
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Old Sep 18, 17, 1:33 am
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Old Sep 18, 17, 6:01 am
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Seriously, I'm a 30-something year old UK resident, and my hit rate of names I recognize may be less than that of David55.

Does it mean the big names don't fly commercial?
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Old Sep 18, 17, 6:09 am
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Liam Fox in T5 Galleries First a couple of weeks ago, connecting from a NRT flight back from the Japan trip.
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Old Sep 18, 17, 9:50 am
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Originally Posted by jonnye View Post
Sir Jackie Stewart in CCR - lovely chap.
He was at the SIN F1 GP yesterday so probably connecting via LHR this morning on his way back....
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Old Sep 18, 17, 11:47 am
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Sorry, bit back dated.. Crew of KASABIAN from BA006 NRT -> LHR on 20th, Aug.
They were C and some minor crew on W. I saw them coming to Sakura Lounge at NRT, scaring poor Japanese Business men out lol, and sat 2 row behind me (was 10C).
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Old Sep 18, 17, 12:10 pm
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Charles Dance on 10 September T5 South Security, quickly disappeared into the CCR I think.
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