Flying with Famous People

Here’s a cute story of a couple trying to smuggle their dog into Hawaii (which has a six month quarentine): Busted! Please Put the Dog Down, Sir, and Step Away – New York Times.  But what I want to know is how did they just happen to end up on a plane with Mickey Hart and Bill Cosby?  What are the odds of that?  I’ve been flying a lot of a long time and the only famous person I noticed was a professional basketball player.  And I only noticed him because all the kids in the airplane were leaning in the aisle trying to catch a glimpse of someone in business class and there was this six foot six inch plus guy in business.