Celebs on BA | 2020 edition

Old Jan 1, 20, 2:31 am
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This thread is a continuation of the ever popular Celebs on BA thread.

So which famous face did you spot on your BA travels today?
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Old Jan 2, 20, 10:47 am
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Katherine Ryan in the F/Gold section of the BA part of the Plaza Premium Lounge at YYZ on the 1st January. I'm a big fan so was very pleased to see her!
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Old Jan 8, 20, 4:19 am
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Busy time in BA land:

Lord Mandelson in JFK CCR last night, being rather indiscreet on his telephone conversation
Andrew Neil at the 'seek assistance' border control for e-gates (similarly, my passport failed also)
Sir Jackie Stewart in T5 baggage claim being escorted by SS representative
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Old Jan 8, 20, 7:19 am
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Originally Posted by rossmacd View Post
Busy time in BA land:

Lord Mandelson in JFK CCR last night, being rather indiscreet on his telephone conversation
Andrew Neil at the 'seek assistance' border control for e-gates (similarly, my passport failed also)
Sir Jackie Stewart in T5 baggage claim being escorted by SS representative
...An.... SS... representative...?
Im sure it's not the image I have in my head... SS people escorting people around...
So what is an "SS rep" this side of 1945?
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Old Jan 8, 20, 7:26 am
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...An.... SS... representative...?
Im sure it's not the image I have in my head... SS people escorting people around...
So what is an "SS rep" this side of 1945?
Special Services.

Generally speaking and as I understand it, they look after VIP's as well as Celebs amongst other passengers. (BA Premiers, CCR/GGL cardholders at times too who may be commercially important to them)
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Tilda Swinton in BA Lounge at FCO and in CE on flight to LHR
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Old Jan 11, 20, 8:31 am
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Andrew Neil (again), behind Mrs. Firstlight in first wing security lane on Thursday evening.
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Old Jan 13, 20, 11:55 am
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Had a brief chat with Nadiya Hussain just after border control at T5 this afternoon, as we both waited for our travelling companions who were in the 'seek assistance' queue - she'd just returned from 10 days in Louisiana so I'm assuming she was on the New Orleans flight.
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Old Jan 16, 20, 9:26 am
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Hugh Grant in the LHR CCR on Fri 10th Jan. Approached the bar area, then was quickly met by a member of staff who took him over to the piano area.
Didnít see him after that.
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Old Jan 16, 20, 4:12 pm
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Iím so rubbish at celeb spotting. Flew to LAX from LHR last Saturday and thought I vaguely recognised the lady with an Irish accent adjacent to me (whose feet I had to step over in Club World).

Didnít think much of it as not in First, until we got off the plane and there was an agent there to meet her and escort her off. A bit of Googling later and Iím 99% sure it was Saoirse Ronan.

10 1/2 hours flying next to her and was clueless the whole time!!!!
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Old Jan 16, 20, 4:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Middleofthebus View Post
I A bit of Googling later and Iím 99% sure it was Saoirse Ronan.

10 1/2 hours flying next to her and was clueless the whole time!!!!
She probably appreciated that.
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Old Jan 16, 20, 4:33 pm
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A bit of Googling later and Iím 99% sure it was Saoirse Ronan.
Was it just me who had to google who Saoirse Ronan was?
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Old Jan 16, 20, 4:35 pm
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Was it just me who had to google who Saoirse Ronan was?
I still have no idea except I can't be bothered to Google her name to find out.
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Old Jan 16, 20, 5:18 pm
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She probably appreciated that.
Oh I donít know - I think sheíd have been quite excited to meet me if sheíd clocked I was a Flyertalker... 😂
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