This year, celebrity private jets have been busier than ever. With the ongoing chaos of cancellations and delays in commercial airlines, it’s no surprise that some of the following names prefer the comfort and reliability of their private aircraft.
That said, these celebrities have taken private air travel to the next level. Imagine flying for a daily average of 1 hour and 48 minutes since the beginning of the year. Or why not hop into your exclusive aircraft to travel the equivalent of a 10-minute car ride?
Whether travelling for work or pleasure, these celebrities have racked up the most surprising stats in their private jets.
Most Time Spent in the Air
The country-pop icon Taylor Swift has earned a record number of awards throughout her career. However, she’s currently in the spotlight for a different kind of record: time in the air. Swift’s private jet has collected 382 hours of flight time since the beginning of the year. That’s a total of 15.9 days, averaging 1H48 per day. These numbers become even more shocking when considering that the star isn’t even on tour. Taylor, a vocal environmentalist, is facing backlash after these numbers have been made public. She explains that she often loans out her private jet, so she wasn’t on most 170 flights.
Most Flights Taken in a Year
Although former boxer Floyd Mayweather came in a close second when counting time in the air, he took home the gold medal for most flights taken. A whopping 177, or an average of 25 flights a month. If you’re the proud owner of a $60 million Gulfstream G650 private jet, who’s to blame for wanting to spend almost every day in it?
The Shortest Flight
Mayweather is also on the podium in this category for winning the shortest celebrity private jets flight on record. He landed in Las Vegas after only 10 minutes in the air. Not far behind comes Oprah Winfrey. The global star would rather spend an hour and twenty minutes on her plane than in her car. All of this despite having an average total flight time of 81.13 minutes. Oprah’s shortest recorded flight is a 14-minute trip from Van Nuys, California, to Santa Barbara, also in California.
Shortest Distance on a Private Jet
Whilst some celebrities use their private jets to turn the world into their oysters, others seemingly use them to avoid traffic. Although American rapper Travis Scott may be number 10 regarding total minutes spent in the air with a total of 8,384 minutes or 5.8 days, he’s won the award for the shortest average flight journey. Only 7.31 miles, the equivalent of a mere 10-minute car ride.
These stats were spread far and wide on social media by digital marketing agency Yard. They took data from the CelebrityJets Twitter page to display their top ten most frequent private jet flyers. Other celebrities on the list include Jay-Z, A-Rod, Blake Shelton, Steven Spielberg, Kim Kardashian, Mark Wahlberg, and Oprah Winfrey.
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