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A Lesson from British Airways in How to Annoy David Beckham

November 20, 2012 at 11:13 AM | by | ()

Beckham and BA in happier days, carrying the Olympic flame

You’re on a plane with a celebrity. What do you do? Stare? Snap a photo for Facebook? Attempt interaction? For us, if we were sharing airspace with David Beckham, we’d probably try all three. And we’re not the only ones, because according to the Sun, Becks has had to have words with British Airways because the cabin crew keeps on getting starstruck.

Beckham flies regularly between LA and London, and, by the looks of the article, usually picks BA—perhaps because traditionally their crew would have been as surly to him as the person in row 63F.

But, as we keep noticing the BA staff getting customer-oriented, it seems they’re getting a bit over-friendly with Golden Balls. And, as a “source” told the Sun, being overattentive and lining up for autographs is one thing. Photographing him while he sleeps is quite another.

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David Beckham's New Puppy Dines with Gordan Ramsay, Flies First Class

January 18, 2010 at 2:00 PM | by | ()

David Beckham won't trust just any old airline to fly his new bulldog puppy. Becks reportedly spent £2,000 ($3,267) to fly his new pooch back to Los Angeles on Pet Airways. The bulldog puppy, who was a Christmas gift from his wife Victoria, flew from London to L.A. in luxury. PetAir's Gold Standard service includes a custom-made wooden travel container with bedding and water, a pre-travel health examination and one night in the care of a vet. A source close to the soccer star said: "It's one lucky animal, but David only wants the best."

But a first class flight isn't the only perk the dog has enjoyed since becoming part of the Beckham clan. The dog also stayed with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay at his Wandsworth home in London and enjoyed specially prepared meals, while the Beckhams returned to Los Angeles. Another source added: '"In its very short life, David's dog has already seen the kind of luxury it will be treated to. It's been fed top-notch food by the UK's leading star chef, and has now been flown in total comfort to LA."

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LA Galaxy Playing FC Barcelona This Weekend at Rose Bowl

July 29, 2009 at 4:49 PM | by | ()

Los Angeles is Dodgertown, meaning that locals have plenty of reason to be enthused about home runs, hot dogs, and post-game drinks at The Short Stop. But sports fans should remember that there are other athletic past times well worth buying tickets for. If you've yet to see David Beckham "bend it" in person, seize the opportunity to do so this weekend, when the LA Galaxy takes on FC Barcelona in what's sure to be an epic match at Pasadena's Rose Bowl. Spaniards take soccer seriously, after all, but Galaxy players are no competitive slumps themselves.

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Milan Snowstorm Snarls Airports, Delays Soccer Phenoms

Where: Milan, Italy
January 7, 2009 at 10:00 AM | by | ()

With about a foot of snow falling on Milan and the rest of Northern Italy, officials closed both Malpensa and Linate airports, though both have now re-opened with "strongly reduced" traffic. (Translation: Your flight is delayed.)

But like a snowstorm in New York keeping your flight out of Vegas on the ground, the winter weather in Italy had wide-reaching consequences: David Beckham, who's been in Dubai training with temporary team AC Milan, will be stuck in the land of high-altitude bars and dirty beaches until at least Friday.

While public transit is still running in Milan, the streets look pretty empty. All the better for photographers to venture out and capture some interesting images, like these, of a city that rarely sees this much snow.

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· Two Airports Closed Amid Snowfall [IHT]
· Winter Storm Shutters Las Vegas Airport [Jaunted]
· Snow Day in New Orleans [Jaunted]

[Photo a bike sharing station: affisch]

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What's Christmas Without Funny Headgear?

December 26, 2008 at 8:45 AM | by | ()

Get 'em while they're young: David Beckham carries his antlered son Cruz to the Beckham holiday dinner at Claridges in London on Christmas Eve. Becks is moving teams to AC Milan next year, but if you think he and Posh are packing over their holiday vacation, you are so mistaken.

For stars with kids, the holiday was all about keeping the kiddos distracted until Santa arrives, from going ice-skating (Denise Richards and her daughters) to church (Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale and their sons).

But some can't catch a break from their own problems: Lindsay Lohan used her MySpace page to broadcast the news that she and her siblings found out this Christmas they have a new half-sibling from their dad's infidelity in the '80s. At least she admitted afterward that she sounded too much like a Debbie Downer. That's something you don't want to find under the tree!

Related Stories:
· David Beckham Will Wear No. 32 at AC Milan [Telegraph.co.uk]
· Lindsay Lohan Just Got Best Xmas Present Ever [The Superficial]
· Celeb Travel coverage [Jaunted]

[Photo: PopSugar]

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Heathrow's Brimming With Beckhams

December 19, 2008 at 10:00 AM | by | ()

When the Beckham clan touched down at Heathrow on Wednesday, it was a veritable head-covering hoedown, with Victoria rocking a fashion-forward Trilby and David sporting a high-perched pork pie.

Middle son Romeo James got in on the action, too, with his hoodie pulled up in true English fashion.

While there's no explaining the part of Victoria's outfit below the neck, the rest of the fam looked well dressed to deal with both the London cold and the frigid interior of an airplane. Layers are key, people, 'cause heaven knows you won't be getting a free blanket to cozy up with--not that you'd want to cozy up under a scratchy, recycled throw anyway.

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· Airport Photo Shoot: Makes 'Em Easier to Spot [Jaunted]
· Airline Fees and Why We Pay Them [Jaunted]
· Southwest Sexy Flier Number Two Surfaces [Jaunted]

[Photo: JustJared]

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Jump It Like Beckham

December 11, 2008 at 8:45 AM | by | ()

David Beckham should check out our World's Wildest Bungee Jumps next time he's on the road! The L.A. Galaxy player completed the 134-foot jump off Auckland's Harbour Bridge yesterday with some teammates, like the Mr. Badass he considers himself to be.

But not 100 percent badass: Sources on the bridge say Beckham paused before jumping to text his wife Victoria and the kids, just in case. Next stop, SkyJump?

Related Stories:
· Beckham's Harbour Bridge Bungee Plunge [Stuff.co.nz]
· It's Summer Somewhere: SkyJump and SkyWalk in Auckland [Jaunted]
· Celeb Travel coverage [Jaunted]

[Photo: The Superficial]

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Olympic Travel: Which Stars Are Watching the Games?

Where: Beijing, China
August 15, 2008 at 8:45 AM | by | ()

The world simultaneously giggled and rolled its eyes when the Guardian newspaper released a photo gallery of President Bush up to his usual hijinks at the 2008 Summer Olympics with wife Laura and daughter Barbara. But he's not the only non-competing celebrity to be hanging out in the host city, hoping to bump into Michael Phelps.

Blogger Beijing Boyce has been collecting celeb sightings of people like Bill and Melinda Gates on the Olympic green, Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling at (where else?) the baseball stadium, and Jared Leto just about anywhere.

David Hasselhoff and John Mayer are rolling into town to celebrate the last leg of the Gumball 3000.

But the best celebrity leak so far involves a bunch of civilians who are being pressed into action to represent their country at the last minute. No, not as an ad hoc water polo team, but at the closing ceremonies Led Zeppelin will perform with Leona Lewis and David Beckham will speak for the next summer Olympics, in London in 2012. Reportedly, they will all have a red double-decker bus for a platform, which makes us both excited and nervous.

Related Stories:
· LOL Bush: The president at the Olympics [Guardian.co.uk]
· Beijing Olympics Celebrity Watch [Beijing Boyce]
· Gumball Rally To Arrive in Beijing Tomorrow [2008 Games Beijing]
· Beckham to appear at closing ceremony [BBC]
· Celeb Travel coverage [Jaunted]

[LOLBush: the Guardian]

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San Francisco: David Beckham Doesn't Mind Looking at Junk

Where: 22 4th St. [map], San Francisco, CA, United States
June 27, 2008 at 9:34 AM | by | ()

David Beckham's first trip to San Francisco didn't involve a ride on a cable car or a leisurely swim from Alcatraz Island. Rather, he was present to unveil a giant billboard of... himself, hanging on the downtown Macy's.

Becks is flabbergasted that people would go out of their way to visit an ad and take goofy pictures like the one above. Perhaps we should take him to a little place we like to call, "Times Square?"

It is true, however, that catching the Beckham billboard is easier than camping out with the paparazzi outside his Los Angeles home and cheaper than an LA Galaxy ticket. Let's chalk this one up to the hot weather.

Related Stories:
· Another Season, Another Chance To See David Beckham Live [Jaunted]
· 2008 NBA Playoffs Travel: Celebs Flock to the Staples Center [Jaunted]
· Celeb Travel coverage [Jaunted]

[Photo: jjandames]

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Still Flying Travel: The Other Skybus

May 12, 2008 at 10:46 AM | by | ()

Still broken up about the implosion of Skybus? We can't promise you any $10 fares, but if you just need one more 'bus ride, you can get it in the UK.

Yep, the European Skybus flies puddle jumpers between southwest England, Wales and St. Brieuc, France. You can also make like David Beckham and catch a turboprop out to the Isles of Scilly, a swanky tourist spot just off the coast of Cornwall.

A couple of Skybus' routes are new, so you can still get introductory fares of £35 ($69) on some flights before May 31. Otherwise, flights start at £45 per segment. Not $10, but still not bad.

Related Stories:
· UK Skybus [Official Site]
· US Skybus coverage [Jaunted]

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2008 NBA Playoffs Travel: Celebrities Flock to the Staples Center

Where: 1111 S Figueroa St. [map], Los Angeles, ca, United States
April 22, 2008 at 5:00 PM | by | ()

It's that time of the year again. You know, when NBA ballers actually start playing up to their potential--and their mega-sized paychecks--in the quest for the blinged-out championship ring.

And when the NBA playoffs kick into high gear, so do the celebrities who score courtside seats to see their favorite hometown boys take the court.

We were lucky (unlucky?) enough to get prime seats at the Staples Center for the first game of the series between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets. The Lakers always have a celeb crowd and Kobe Bryant is practically a god to deluded Angelenos, but the playoffs really kick the pretty people into high gear.

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Sports Travel: Another Season, Another Chance to See David Beckham Live

April 15, 2008 at 1:00 PM | by | ()

Football season in Europe is winding down this spring, but the much neglected Major League Soccer is just getting geared up in the States, and that means the David Beckham goodwill tour begins anew!

Wife Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham was on hand to watch Davey and the LA Galaxy lose a tough game against Toronto FC on Sunday. Kate Beckinsdale and her director husband were also in the stands, although how anyone spotted them is beyond our purview.

See the traveling show when the LA Galaxy comes to your town; they will face the Houston Dynamo and Chivas USA at home before getting on the road again to Salt Lake City at the start of May.

Related Stories:
· LA Galaxy Game Schedule [Official Site]
· David Beckham coverage [Jaunted]

[Photo: Just Jared]