Kim Kardashian posted an instagram story boarding a private Boeing 747, and shares a tour of the aircraft. As her video opens she shares a bit about her avgeek husband Kanye West: he only wants to fly 747s.
No big deal, just taking a private 747. This is how he does it now. Only 747s. Private. I’ve never even heard of this but whatever.
Showing off the master suite with private bathroom she declares, “So you know, just our room for the long flight, pretty insane.”
The plane wasn’t just for the two of them, at a minimum she brought her trainer Melissa Alcantara “since it’s so long [a flight] so we can work out.” The 747 has a gym. Her trainer suggests they’d be sleeping 10 hours on board.
Kardashian West declares,
So this is what a private 747 is like, you guys. I’ve never been on one before so I’m like ‘Oh my god!’
Here’s the tour:
Reportedly the plane “was supplied by ‘Team Adidas’ for Kanye’s Yeezy brand.”
In the early 1970s future Nobel laureate F.A. Hayek would demand first class travel on a 747 for himself and his wife as a condition of visiting the United States. He didn’t actually need that — he just thought if he priced his demands high enough his trip sponsors would decline and he wouldn’t have to travel as much.
One estimate suggests it would cost as much as $200,000 per flight hour to charter this aircraft. Even a 10 hour flight one way, well, you do the math.