Celebs on BA | 2017 edition

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Old Sep 25, 17, 1:10 am
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Originally Posted by techie View Post
Contrary to what may be a popular belief, F1 drivers do not fly everywhere on private jets. And, when they do, it's for flights of shorter distances. Your typical Gulfstream does not have the range of an A380 or similar jumbo, so it's often more practical to slum it, as you put it.
About a year ago flying from Nice an sat opposite to Jenson Button in economy. Very quiet read all the way. Special services did meet him upon landing
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Old Sep 25, 17, 1:27 am
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Old Sep 25, 17, 2:29 am
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Originally Posted by origin View Post
THe G650 has a nice range on it. But you have to factor in the airports and the mess that creates.
The very long range jets like the G650 are getting out of the price range of even F1 drivers.

Many of the drivers and the teams will fly whatever is most convenient even if that means somewhere like Luton, which is easy for Banbury/Milton Keynes. When you are travelling as much as they do you tend not to add travel time just to stay loyal to one airline.
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Old Sep 25, 17, 2:31 am
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Last Tuesday, whilst juggling my 2 year old and a buggy, we were sent from security back to check-in due to a plane change. Whilst I gathered all our stuff up and turned around, Peter Andre said "got your hands full there mate".

My wife wanted to know why I didn't get a picture of him. I replied I don't think our daughter ranks him as highly as Peppa Pig. To which my wife replied "but he's on my list".
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Old Sep 25, 17, 8:41 am
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Originally Posted by fdem View Post
About a year ago flying from Nice an sat opposite to Jenson Button in economy.
JB Flying ECONOMY
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Old Sep 26, 17, 6:03 am
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Usain Bolt in CE on today's BA952 LHR-MUC

Perhaps heading out there for Oktoberfest
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Old Sep 26, 17, 6:13 am
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Usain Bolt in CE on today's BA952 LHR-MUC
How did he squeeze his legs in, he's tallllllll
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Old Sep 26, 17, 9:10 am
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Originally Posted by bhbloke View Post
How did he squeeze his legs in, he's tallllllll
Yeah you are right He is almost 2 meters tall
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Old Sep 26, 17, 9:34 am
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Originally Posted by NA-Flyer View Post
Yeah you are right He is almost 2 meters tall
I did some motorbike training with him in London a couple of years back (to his credit, his pal in Jamaica has bought him a Ducati and he wanted some lessons before attempting to ride it). I remember him being so tall and his feet being so big (they had to order in some specially made motorcycle boots as no-one held that size in stock!)
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Old Sep 26, 17, 11:30 am
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Old Sep 26, 17, 7:58 pm
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Pierce Brosnan in the JFK CCR this evening. Funnily enough, I saw him in the LHR CCR about 3 weeks ago. Clearly he's mistaken me for Scaramanga.
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Old Sep 27, 17, 3:19 pm
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May be a celeb to some.... Professional skier turned media person. His take on BA first.


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Old Sep 28, 17, 12:25 am
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Originally Posted by NA-Flyer View Post
JB Flying ECONOMY
Just because he's a celeb it doesn't mean he's not allowed to fly economy.
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Old Sep 28, 17, 1:50 am
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Originally Posted by crazyanglaisy View Post
Pierce Brosnan in the JFK CCR this evening. Funnily enough, I saw him in the LHR CCR about 3 weeks ago. Clearly he's mistaken me for Scaramanga.
After Mama Mia Brosnan is dead to me as bond.
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Old Sep 28, 17, 6:57 am
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The Countess of Wessex on the lunchtime LHR - GLA yesterday... Jag and Discovery on the tarmac to meet her. Not helped by the air bridge breaking, meaning everyone had to get off via the steps at the back of the plane...

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