July 19, 2019

Noted: When Celebrities Fly Coach

“He was just like, ‘What do you mean?’” Ms. Giridhar said. “He didn’t actually answer. I said, ‘People must recognize you.’ And he said, ‘You’re the only one. Nobody else has.’”

In flying coach, Mr. Chalamet joined a long list of public figures who have been noticed in the cheap seats. Prince William flew coach from Memphis to Dallas in 2014 after a wedding. His brother, Harry, and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, reportedly took up three rows with their security team when they traveled to Nice aboard British Airways last year. In 2012, Jessica Alba sat in economy on a trip from Los Angeles to New York while her two kids and their nanny were in first class, according to Radar Online. Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and their six children took an Air France flight from Paris to Nice in 2015, according to The Daily Mail.

Traveling in economy “is relatively common for people of all pay scales,” said Liana Corwin, the consumer travel expert at Hopper, a flight-booking app. “I think the key thing is convenience.”

Ms. Corwin added that celebrities and professional athletes regularly book flights through Hopper, and the app only offers seats in coach. “They’re people just like us and they have schedules they need to maintain, and sometimes economy will get them there faster and easier,” she said.

Claire Danes said as much about her choice to fly coach after she won the Screen Actors Guild award for best actress in a TV movie or mini-series in 2011. “It’s the only seat available, and I have to go back to work tomorrow morning,” Ms. Danes told Extra. “I get to shower in the hotel and then I go to set — and act some more.”

Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/07/style/timothee-chalamet-flight-economy.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Speak Your Mind