Famous people seen (or even met) whilst flying or lounging

PPW

Junior Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2007
Posts
47
Peter Costello on SQ - SIN to CGK (31.10.11 - both supposed to be on QF41 SYD to CGK!)

He was having trouble communicating with his driver (by mobile) from the baggage hall - he was sounding out his surname "Cos-tel-lo" - I chimed in... "He won't recognise that - tell him your name is Peter "Cost-cut-o" :D
 

QF WP

Enthusiast
Moderator
Joined
Jun 20, 2002
Posts
18,153
Qantas
Gold
Virgin
Platinum
Welcome to AFF Fly too offten, great way to start your posting career :D.

Fist Class Lounge in LA about 18 months back or so ( or when K Rudd was still the boss) , Wayne Swan and his advisers being given private room at the front of the Lounge, then Mick Jagger is escorted in by BA staff and he had sit sit with the common people. Actually it was better having Mick than Wayne sitting near us anyway. There was a loud American with his mobile phone on speaker talking to his phone Co, trying to set up his WIFI. The whole lounge heard every word and Mick started to put cough on him an make comments. Mick looked at me and said something and i said in a loud voice "sorry cant hear you" he laughed ( i suppose you had to be there):D. Also sat next to Olivia Newton John from Ballina to Sydney. I didn't realise it was her for the whole flight until i got the on the bus back to the terminal from the tarmac:oops: .
 

PPW

Junior Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2007
Posts
47
At least we had a surplus

And arguably an industrial relations climate where action such as that taken by Qantas (which caused us both to be on SQ) may not have been necessary... But in the interests of complying with the OP's request to avoid political debates, I avoided such comments in my post...

Oh, whoops... In telling you what I didn't do, I have inadvertently done it ;)
 

casanovawa

Established Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2011
Posts
3,261
Saw Andrew Forrest, Gina Reinhart, Tony Abbott and Adam Gilchrist at CHOGM Business Forum a couple of weeks ago plus the Premier and Deputy Premier of WA...
 

stigsfilocousin

Junior Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2011
Posts
23
Not on a plane or lounge but in a railway station.....few months ago, Dicko happened to be a regular in Roseville up in Sydney's north shore. Me and the boss were suprised when he came up to the window to buy a ticket to the city; at first we didnt recognise him but after the second time we did. I actually never got talking to him (only my boss) but I did hear tidbits incl a show he was going to launch soon i.e. Can of Worms; all in all he seemed to be an alright guy (plus rarely you see a celeb catching a train like the plebes). Other spottings (well messages down the network phone) included Barry O'farrel doing photo-ops up in Gordon and onboard a train that was incidentally running late.

A month ago, work mates spotted Jennifer Hawkins outside a health food shop at Bondi Junction which is also a regular of the admin staff at the nearby bus depot (me included). When they came back to the office, the senior finance bloke and the 2IC immediately bolted out of the office to try and catch her...
 

medhead

Suspended
Joined
Feb 13, 2008
Posts
20,288
At least we had a surplus

I'm confused. Is that a good thing? The current opposition seems to be saying NO to a surplus now. :rolleyes:


Sent from my iPhone using Aust Freq Fly app so please excuse the lack of links.
 

Katie

Established Member
Joined
Sep 21, 2009
Posts
1,786
Didnt see him, and I've been here since then. Need to open my eyes more.

I saw him enter, as I had to get a bandaid from the front desk. Somehow cut myself while I had a shower??? :confused:
He seemed to go and sit in the quieter/enclosed area behind the desks. I think I saw him up getting a coffee near where I was sitting (by the coffee machine facing towards gates 2/3 sort of area).
And I missed meeting you, Mal. I didn't think I was going to find any AFFers in lounges on this trip.
 

Mal

Enthusiast
Joined
Dec 25, 2004
Posts
12,386
The funny thing is that I did wander around the lounge but didn't see him. Oh wells. Perhaps he slipped on the bne flight.

Sent from my GT-I9100 using AustFreqFly
 

Mal

Enthusiast
Joined
Dec 25, 2004
Posts
12,386
And I do apologise that I didn't publish this visit. 5 DJ airports yesterday, 3 or 4 Qf lounges today. Very confusing for everyone including me.

Sent from my GT-I9100 using AustFreqFly
 

tuapekastar

Established Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2005
Posts
4,463
And I do apologise that I didn't publish this visit. 5 DJ airports yesterday, 3 or 4 Qf lounges today. Very confusing for everyone including me.

Sent from my GT-I9100 using AustFreqFly

You need a Langmeil Valley Floor Shiraz to clear your mind! ;):p
 

QF WP

Enthusiast
Moderator
Joined
Jun 20, 2002
Posts
18,153
Qantas
Gold
Virgin
Platinum
Saw (and listened to) Kieran at our Conference on Friday (@BCEC) as one of the Guest Speakers on the Plenary. Seems he is in our industry (didn't realise that he works for MLC).

Kieran Perkins in QF SYD T3 J lounge just now.
 

Storyteller

Active Member
Joined
Jan 4, 2010
Posts
757
Ah, the Langmeil .. it was delicious, thank you.

Cindy Crawford in the Flagship lounge LAX.
Penelope Crus at YVR & again LAX
David Caruso on AA LAX SJC

Alexander Downer on the steep escalator at old ADL QP

John Travolta on his plane..
 
Sponsored Post

Struggling to use your Frequent Flyer Points?

Award Flight Assist takes the hard work out of finding award availability and redeeming your frequent flyer or credit card points for flights.

Using their expert knowledge and specialised tools, the Award Flight Assist team at Frequent Flyer Solutions will help you book a great trip that maximises the value for your points.

QF WP

Enthusiast
Moderator
Joined
Jun 20, 2002
Posts
18,153
Qantas
Gold
Virgin
Platinum
Hey storyteller that's right - we forgot to mention all the celebs at the P1 launch...have we got all night to list them??

Does AJ count as a famous person yet??
 
Top