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Old 9th Aug 2015, 01:30
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Who are your nicest celebs....

Nicest people I ever had on a flight were the real old time movie stars
Lord Attenborough was an absolute delight, so appreciative of everything we did.
Sophia Loren was beautiful and so polite.
Anne Bancroft and Mel Brooks - he was hilarious but she was really quiet, almost shy!

Other more up to date lovely "guests" have included
Cameron Diaz, a delight
Beyonce, who did painting by numbers all flight
Bryan Adams, so very polite he called the Purser sir every time he asked for anything.
Michael Douglas a real gentleman
Tom Conti in the days before personal IFE screens-he had to watch himself in Shirley Valentine on the big screen in f/c
Victoria Beckham eats nothing and sleeps!
The Saudi Royal Family and Greek Royal Family were a pleasure to serve
and strangely MP John Prescott was very pleasant but he did work as a steward in his youth and knew some of our Crew!

To be avoided -
Ben Affleck, ignorant rude pig who slept with his timberland boots resting on the top of the seat in front of him (the seat was occupied!)
Mick Hucknall, proclaimed he would not eat his requested veg meal as it was s***
Elton John - absolute misery! Think he was upset it was an all girl crew from LA to LHR
Geri Halliwell - precious princess whose finger was permanently attached to the call bell. Our purser was going to inform her we didn't need a princess we already had a Duchess in 1A!
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Old 11th Aug 2015, 08:53
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As an aside, this thread has been mentioned in the media.

The forum as a whole, and this thread in particular, looks good as a result.

The intent of the thread was positive, and many if not most of the posts reflect that.
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Old 11th Aug 2015, 09:26
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and strangely MP John Prescott was very pleasant but he did work as a steward in his youth and knew some of our Crew!

Very, very strange indeed! Are you sure it was Prescott?

Unfortunately met him twice and a more ignorant, unpleasant, dunderhead it would be hard to imagine.

Spent his entire life knocking the House of Lords and calling for its abolition and as soon as he stepped off the Commons gravy train he jumped straight on the Lords
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John Prescott was a steward in the Merchant Navy.
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Old 12th Aug 2015, 20:04
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Unfortunately met him twice and a more ignorant, unpleasant, dunderhead it would be hard to imagine.
I did hear of an RAF Corporal turfing him off an RAF flight for a Comp A mission, reportedly spat a very large dummy. Not that the corporal cared he had backing all the way up the CoC.
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Old 13th Aug 2015, 01:02
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a few more...

Bjork-Really polite and a bit shy. Slept most of the time.Lovely looking close up.
Cyndi lauper-lovely and so helpful.Very heavy accent!
Yasmeen Ghauri-Canadian mixed Pakistani supermodel.Did alot of Versachi catwalks etc .Was drop dead gorgeous and had impeccable manners.
michell pfiffer-impeccable manners

The rude:

Wiil i am-extremly arrogant and patronizing and expected to be worshipped

Niki minaj-rapper--arrogant and bitchy-kept saying yo yo for attention
Gary neville-Man U-footballer-loud gobby no manners-council estate attitude
Tyson becks-demanding and bad drama queen attitude
Scary spice-no class or refinement what so ever-awful loud attitude and rude and intimidating-typical rough northern air about her.
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From the other side of the fence so to speaků
I have the same name and initials as a very famous ex PM. One day flying to the UK on a single class BA flight we were surprised to be met at the door by the flight crew who said 'welcome aboard Mr. & Mrs. X' then, on realising they had the wrong persons, just turned and returned to their office.
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never seen this thread before- such fun!
Best? Celine Dion, when I was flying private.Completely lovely- even offered to take us to dinner,but we had to RTB.
Worst? Elle McPherson- turned up two hours late and then moaned 'cos we had a slot! Could have managed it better if she had bothered to phone either our ops or the charterer....
Ho hum...
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Not a celebrity, but a nasty passenger who thought she was "above the rules":

United Express passenger filmed being kicked off a plane whilst swearing at police | Daily Mail Online
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Sharing my experiences while working at LHR for the BAA, way back when.

Peter Sellers - Very nice man, signed my job sheet,broke into Inspector Clouseau character, really made my day.

Patrick Macnee - Perfect Gentleman, immaculately dressed.

Pete Townshend - Very chatty, appreciative of his 'fans'.

Kate Bush - Lovely lady.

Bruce Forsyth - Came through T2 wearing a large cowboy hat, did not take too kindly to my work colleague shouting ' Oi mate, where's you horse'.....
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Celebs

Ms Black came from a poor area of Liverpool and her first job was a cloakroom attendant. So she must be better than the rest of us. However she is not that smart; remember, never ever ever ever upset anyone who is about to serve your food. You just never know.......
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Drunk or Mentally Ill

Not a celebrity, but a nasty passenger who thought she was "above the rules":

United Express passenger filmed being kicked off a plane whilst swearing at police | Daily Mail Online


If they are drunk, mentally ill, or bringing an inappropriate Emotional Support Animal into the cabin, they are a danger to CC and SLF in a confined space.

As an SLF I have never had a problem with CC or any other airline staff in 50 years of flying. You just have to be nice and give them a chance to help if you need it.

Anyone have any stories about Capt Jack Welford (BA possibly BEA) ?
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Old 18th Nov 2015, 09:16
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Quote: Ms Black came from a poor area of Liverpool and her first job was a cloakroom attendant. So she must be better than the rest of us. However she is not that smart; remember, never ever ever ever upset anyone who is about to serve your food. You just never know.......

Very, very true!

Many moons ago as a young 'sprog' a fellow citizen of Ms Black and old hand from the days of the transatlantic liners came in to the galley and in broad 'Liverpudlian' said:

If dat bloke in 3A carries on he's going to get 'dick in da dinner'.

I looked very quizzical and asked what he meant.

He pointed to a plate of food and then to his nether regions and said slowly

' dick in da dinner'
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Old 4th Mar 2016, 14:04
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Margot Robbie very recently. Really lovely and chatty. Very petite and much younger looking than she appears onscreen
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Old 28th Mar 2016, 10:42
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During my time in BA, there was once a serious exchange of cross words between management and one revenge-seeking galley novelty garnish humourist. Later overheard openly crowing about the event to other crew members in a US restaurant. Complaint rapidly launched to BA, who judged it poor PR. Next....a true story ref the 'Dik-in-da-dinner' thread, and actually difficult to relate, for someone of my own refined up-bringing and sensibilities. Viz early 1970s, popular Australian skipper employed by an entirely different company, had reason to take issue over a sandwich as available to crew during rapid short haul turn-rounds. The cabin crew acquaintance, having answered a summons to the cockpit concurred rapidly, that the horrid amorphous wrinkly grey lumpy filling was extremely nasty and quite inedible. What our amateur magician had achieved, was of course, simply by cutting a hole in the base of the little blue snack tray issued as standard, and then ditto in the bottom layer of bread.
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Old 3rd Aug 2016, 10:36
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From the BA Executive Club Forum -

My experience was with a well known British Labour Politician, lets just go with Peter M ……

I was flying Qatar, London – Doha , I had rebooked 1A, when I boarded I noticed someone was in my seat, when I asked why, the said passenger told me “Please talk to the crew, this is my favourite seat, I am sure they will find you an alternative”

I knew the land side manager from flying every week for the last 6 months, so I had a word, as the Cabin Crew could not do anything as he had VVIP next to his name apparently, the manager asked for his boarding card, which was in 5D, after another 10 mins discussion which included the said person saying “surely this passenger can move to my seat” obviously thought that possession was 90% of the law. Finally he did move, not a word to my face and spent the rest of the flight refusing all contact with CC including food and drink.

and a reply to the above -
“he has form – tried to get my brother moved from his seat “do you know who I am” and the kicked up a stink about being to stop using his mobile during take-off. Sadly the cc refused said brother’s kind offer to resolve the mobile phone situation.
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, I had rebooked 1A, when I boarded I noticed someone was in my seat, when I asked why, the said passenger told me “Please talk to the crew, this is my favourite seat, I am sure they will find you an alternative”

I knew the land side manager from flying every week for the last 6 months, so I had a word, as the Cabin Crew could not do anything as he had VVIP next to his name apparently, the manager asked for his boarding card, which was in 5D, after another 10 mins discussion which included the said person saying “surely this passenger can move to my seat”
Not that I'm doubting the story but QATAR has no 5D seat.
Only Economy has C&D rows
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Peter M once made uncomfortable eye contact with my eighteen year old self for a long period of time at Jersey Airport. I would have taken it as a compliment but for the fact that it was distinctly creepy and that men of that "persuasion" aren't exactly choosy!
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Old 21st Mar 2017, 06:06
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Hugh Jackman recently. Just the nicest man ever! One of the stewardesses had accidentally covered herself in champagne and he was concerned for her welfare, even offering her his eye drops when he noticed hers were streaming. Also offered to have photo taken with crew in a lovely jokey way. Utterly charming and down to earth and all round decent guy
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Please keep these coming more frequently. It's probably the nicest, least contentious thread that ever runs on Pprune, and is so refreshing to hear that there are some celebs out there who have compassion and respect for the meagre mortal. Although I did enjoy hearing about the not so nice celebs too (RIP Cilla).
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