These Celebrities Missed Fateful Flights And Narrowly Cheated Death

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07.02.15 15 Comments
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A thousand little decisions have lead to your exact placement in the world, but for these nine celebrities, one decision looms largest… the one to skip flights that wound up being disasters. From Mark Wahlberg to Waylon Jennings, these stars side-stepped a doomed fate, only to tell the tale and cherish their luck.

1. Seth MacFarlane — The Family Guy creator was scheduled to be on American Airlines Flight 11, which crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. He missed his flight by a few minutes, however, after a night of heavy drinking, and after his travel agent mixed up his times. He remains gracious to the Jack Daniels that messed up his head the night before, and the travel agent who screwed up his flight time.

2. Mark Wahlberg — Wahlberg was also booked on Flight 11, but he changed his flight a few days earlier because a friend had asked him to fly up to Toronto to watch his film at the Toronto Film Festival.

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