Spotting the famous

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Obviously, a lot of famous people tend to travel by air, some of them more often than most of us. Consequently, every now and then, there’s a VIP on my flight. Unfortunately, I hardly ever recognise one.
First of all I don’t watch TV and movies very often, so I don’t know most of the celebrities anyway. And when I do know one, they turn out to look entirely different in real life.

On my Christmas flight to Curacao, we happened to have three Dutch celebs on board. I didn’t recognise any of them. The singer was wearing glasses with black frames that I had never seen him wearing before. The TV host had shaved his long hair and was now bald. The comedian had done the opposite: his face was covered with a beard while I remembered nicely shaven cheeks. But as most of my colleagues did recognise the three of them immediately, I guess spotting the famous is just not my speciality.

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I remember my first experience with VIPs very well. It was on a flight to Nice, France, and I was working in Economy Class. I did notice there was something about the passengers – a lot of young, fit-looking men, accompanied by equally young, fit-looking women – but I never gave it a second thought. Not until I walked to the front cabin just before landing. There I recognised the coach of the Dutch soccer team. I ran to the front galley and enthusiastically told my colleague about my discovery. She laughed loudly and told me that the whole Dutch soccer team was sitting in my working area. When I walked back to my landing seat, I started to recognise a few of our national heroes and felt really stupid.

One of my resolutions for 2012 is to watch the television more often and imprint all of those famous faces on my mind. One day I will be the first to spot a celeb entering our plane!

Caroline

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14 Responses to Spotting the famous

  1. Lucienne Michel

    I was on the same flight. It were Jan Smit, who arrived by private taxi to the door of the plane because he is a VIP?!, Tijl Beckland and Arie Boomsma. I spotted them also at the beach of Lions Dive.

    • Christian Sommer

      Ofcourse Jan Smit is a VIP, Volendammer in Plane.

  2. Lucienne Michel

    I was on the same flight. It were Jan Smit, who arrived by private taxi to the door of the plane because he is a VIP?!, Tijl Beckland and Arie Boomsma. I spotted them also at the beach of Lions Dive.

    • Christian Sommer

      Ofcourse Jan Smit is a VIP, Volendammer in Plane.

  3. Marinka Nixon-Wolterink

    In 1998, when I was still flying for K.L.M. I got called out to do a flight to Los Angeles and on the flight back to Amsterdam we had Mike van Diem on board who had just won an Oscar for Best Foreign Movie (Karakter). He was lovely and allowed us all to have our picture taken with the statue. So I have a picture of me holding a REAL Oscar. A chance in a million…. Met/saw several celebs during my career at K.L.M., but this one was the most special by far!

  4. Marinka Nixon-Wolterink

    In 1998, when I was still flying for K.L.M. I got called out to do a flight to Los Angeles and on the flight back to Amsterdam we had Mike van Diem on board who had just won an Oscar for Best Foreign Movie (Karakter). He was lovely and allowed us all to have our picture taken with the statue. So I have a picture of me holding a REAL Oscar. A chance in a million…. Met/saw several celebs during my career at K.L.M., but this one was the most special by far!

  5. Caroline

    Is it in our name? I really recognize myself, I never ever spot that celeb! Not the football player this week, nor the famous Tom Jones a few years ago, nor any celeb in between. I have to be informed by my colleagues or the other passengers (!). Regards, your colleague Caroline :-))

  6. Caroline

    Is it in our name? I really recognize myself, I never ever spot that celeb! Not the football player this week, nor the famous Tom Jones a few years ago, nor any celeb in between. I have to be informed by my colleagues or the other passengers (!). Regards, your colleague Caroline :-))

  7. Erwin

    Shocking story. Dutch national soccer is flying Economy?!

  8. Erwin

    Shocking story. Dutch national soccer is flying Economy?!

  9. Marcelo H

    Hey Caroline! Have you ever flew to Brazil? I could swear that i saw you going to Sao Paulo yesterday, 12/1. Well, at least i saw a woman that looked like you in the profile picture… Regards, your fan-blog reader, Marcelo.

  10. Marcelo H

    Hey Caroline! Have you ever flew to Brazil? I could swear that i saw you going to Sao Paulo yesterday, 12/1. Well, at least i saw a woman that looked like you in the profile picture… Regards, your fan-blog reader, Marcelo.

  11. Dreke Claessen

    So funny, and such an open mind! Who cares if you did not recognized them! I think your service to them was open and honest and friendly. Perhaps they experienced this as refrehing instead of crewmembers who are doing to much their best in their service to them. Please stay the way you are!

  12. Dreke Claessen

    So funny, and such an open mind! Who cares if you did not recognized them! I think your service to them was open and honest and friendly. Perhaps they experienced this as refrehing instead of crewmembers who are doing to much their best in their service to them. Please stay the way you are!

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