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Meeting celebrities at the airport

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I work at the airport and I know that many "celebs" do not travel on private jets. They are too darned expensive.

I have had to deal with: Samuel L. Jackson, Paris Hilton, Markus Naslund, Alex Edler, Mats Sundin, Christian Ehrhoff, The Sedins, Ryan Kesler, Billy Bob Thorton, Steven Seagal, Michal Buble, Jessica Alba, 50 Cent, Quentin Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jr.

That's all I can come up with right now.

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wait a minute. you are saying that Paris Hilton, Steven Seagal and Samuel L. Jackson AREN´T FLYING PRIVATE JETS?! WTF!

like. Paris Hilton´s family is zillionary how they can´t afford a Cessna Citation Jet?!

only 2 things possible...

1) Their Jets are on maintenance...

2) They are still waiting for the brand new jet they bought...

The Sedins flying Comercial jets only on 1st class of course. these guys deserve. Actualy Air Canada should create the "Canucks Force One" to transport the Canucks...

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Didnt' approach them but I have seen both Wesley Snipes and Chad Krueger in line at security. This was before Snipes went bankrupt, and Krueger is, for whatever reason, very reach. This people fly around so much, it would be insanely expensive to have private jets.

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I don't know who most of these people are that you guys are talking about.

But I work in one of the nicer hotels downtown and we have celebs in house on the reg

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I work at the airport and I know that many "celebs" do not travel on private jets. They are too darned expensive.

I have had to deal with: Samuel L. Jackson, Paris Hilton, Markus Naslund, Alex Edler, Mats Sundin, Christian Ehrhoff, The Sedins, Ryan Kesler, Billy Bob Thorton, Steven Seagal, Michal Buble, Jessica Alba, 50 Cent, Quentin Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jr.

That's all I can come up with right now.

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Private jets, unless they are the big boys, dont have the speed or range for a flight from Europe or Asia to get to North America in decent time so yeah, most celebs will fly first class for international flights. A Bombardier Global Express can match a 747s speed and range but it is a very large extremely expensive private jet that even the average A list celebrity would have trouble justifying. And since most stars want to appear to be environmentally aware private jets dont fit that image anymore.

Heres a fun story: In 1979 Paul Stanley of KISS booked a private jet for a flight to LA from a small airfield in upstate New York. He decided to delay the flight a few days but wanted the jet to wait there ready to fly. The rental company rotated flight crews in and out every 8 hours 24/7 for the next 11 days before he finally decided to cancel the flight alltogether. The total bill was not revealed but at current prices thats over $1200 PER HOUR every hour ($316,800)if he didnt get a discount for the long duration. If KISS hadnt made a comeback in the 80s Paul Stanley would have gone bankrupt after having made over $100 million dollars because of things like that. His spending habits went far beyond idiotic.

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. Paris Hilton´s family is zillionary how they can´t afford a Cessna Citation Jet?!

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Paris Hiltons grandfather, the patriarch of the family and holder of the entire multi billion dollar fortune was so disgusted by Pairs and her sister acting like porn stars in public that he gave over 1 billion to charity a number of years ago and had the rest to go to various charities upon his death. All of it. The Hilton family fortune is gone.

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Lucky you!

Edit: Well maybe not really since all you did was sit there beside them lol. I've just been a major fan since I was 10.

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well. considering only the range Global Express (executive version of the CRJ-700/-900), Gulfstream V, Embraer Lineage (executive version of the ERJ-190), BBJ and BBJ2, ACJ and ACJ2 (on progress) are offered as "standart" and have a global range. big corporations have them. even presidents have them (the Canadian Government have an executive Airbus A310) pretty humble eh? (ok I´m kidding...) :)

but for a hollywood star they don´t have to go to Asia non-stop. just fly inside USA and Canada and sometimes to Caribean and South America. in this case a nice turboprop like a King Air 350, a Cheyenne II, an Embraer Brasilia are very recomended. they are cheaper, land in almost any runway and can cross USA coast-to-coast non-stop.

an actor who receive millions can´t afford a King Air 350? cmom!

OR a VLJ (Very Light Jet) like Cessna Mustang or Embraer Phenom. they´re faster than turboprops but still cheaper than a big jet...

or even piston powered planes! a Seneca V or a Piper Meridian can fly for a very long distance and are cheaper than a turboprop, glass cockpit like a B737/A320. every country singer in South America have at least a Seneca V and a King 350...

I´m still surprised thay Paris Hilton don´t have a Jet. sounds wierd you guys telling me that I can find her on an Air Canada B777?

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Hardly a celebrity, but I saw Neill Blomkamp (director of District 9) at YVR on saturday night.

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never at the airport but my brother used to work at Cardero's so I used to eat there quite a bit, met the Trailer Park Boys, Liam Neeson and Tommy Lee.

He said Jessica Alba was there once and was a total ???? lol

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I´m still surprised thay Paris Hilton don´t have a Jet. sounds wierd you guys telling me that I can find her on an Air Canada B777?

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