Eco crusader Kylie Jenner, 24, is slammed for taking 12-min flight on her $70m private jet when the drive was only 26 miles – and she drove 30mins in the WRONG direction to reach the plane!
- The billionaire beauty mogul took two flights, both under an hour in length, across California in the same day
- Eco conscious Kylie, 24, travelled 30 minutes in the wrong direction to travel to the airport for her flight
- She came under fire after posting a picture of ‘his and hers’ private planes with rapper Travis Scott
- Fans have blasted the ‘classless’ star as a ‘climate criminal’ over the flights as the cost of living crisis grows
- Experts have revealed that the trip would have cost $1600 for the Kardashians star to fuel her private plane
Eco-crusader Kylie Jenner has been slammed for taking a 12-minute flight on her private jet – for a 26-mile journey that would have taken just 39 minutes by car.
The 24-year-old billionaire was blasted as a ‘climate criminal’ for her short haul journey across California last week despite her lectures on protecting the environment.
She took her $70million ‘Kylie Air’ private plane twice across the county on July 13, and again just two days later on July 15.
The Bombardier Global 7500 jet travelled for 35 minutes from Palm Springs, just outside LA, to Van Nuys, near her $36million Hidden Hills mansion on July 15.
Two hours later the mum-of-two then flew from Van Nuys, to Camarillo in in Ventura County, California – a trip which took just 12 minutes .
Earlier, on July 13, Kylie had also flown from Camarillo to Van Nuys a trip of just 17 minutes. She had then taken a 29-minute flight, going from from Van Nuys to Palm Springs.
Experts revealed her trip would have cost around $1600 to just fuel the plane, but if the private jet had been hired it would have set her back about $7200.
Had the star driven the 26-mile trip from her home in Hidden Hills, to Camarillo it would have taken her just 39 minutes without the horrendous traffic that is usual in those areas.
But instead she drove 30 minutes in the wrong direction to Van Nuys airport, before jumping on the plane – with the journey taking longer despite the 12-minute flight.
The revelations come just three days after she shared a boastful Instagram post of her next to a flash car and two private jets, with the caption: ‘You wanna take mine or yours?’
It also follows a string of posts from the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star urging her fans to go green to save the planet.
She has consistently plugged the eco-friendly products she buys for her daughter Stormi, four, as well as telling her 359million social media she was going ‘vegan and clean’ with her products because it was ‘time to elevate.’
Shock: Kylie Jenner has been called a ‘climate criminal’ for reportedly taking a 12-minute flight on a private jet after coming under fire for boasting about her and Travis Scott’s planes
Luxury: The star bought the $70million plane in 2020 and has since been slammed for the amount she uses the jet
Flaunting: Jenner regularly posts pictures of her wealth from inside of her plane, despite previously forking out thousands on eco friendly products for her daughter (right, on the jet)
‘Damage control’: Kylie Jenner takes kids to Target for TikTok video after 12-minute flight and tone deaf boast post about his and hers private jets
Last week she was slammed for boasting about her and boyfriend Travis Scott’s private jets, and taking a 12-minute flight on Kylie Air for what would have been a 40 minute car trip.
But on Monday night Kylie Jenner, 24, took to TikTok to show off her more relatable side, as she took her daughter Stormi, four, and two of her nieces for a Target shopping spree.
‘Surprise target trip with my girls,’ the lip-kit mogul captioned the video, which shows the girls in the shopping cart before they pick out some toys inside.
The short clip starts out with Kylie pushing Stormi and the two girls – who appear to be older sister Kim’s little girl Chicago, four, and her other sister Khloe’s daughter True, four – in Target’s red shopping cart.
The social media star then shows a glimpse of an aisle – inside the store which appears to be empty of other shoppers – with vases and baskets, as the girls look on in excitement.
Stormi – who Kylie shares with boyfriend Travis Scott, 31, along with their five-month old son whose name is yet to be revealed – was then seen browsing the toy aisle, and marveling at a variety of O.M.G. Dolls.
The girls are then seen hanging onto a conveyor belt that’s filled with a variety of different toys.
However, not all of her followers were pleased with the short clip, as many questioned the timing of the video and accused Kylie of trying to do damage control following her ‘tone deaf’ jet post and recent travels.
Many of her 43.5M followers asked whether she rented out the entire store or taken a jet to get there.
‘Playing normal life simulator,’ one TikTok commenter wrote, while another one asked, ‘Did u rent out target for this real question.’
Another one asked ‘Did they close the store for y’all’, since the video appeared to show no other customers in the usually busy store.
There were also plenty of comments inquiring about her private jet, with one user writing, ‘Did you take the private jet here too?’
Comments on Reddit also called the Kardashians star out for what they deemed was a failed attempt at Kylie trying to appear ‘normal.’
‘Tries to be “normal” after the jet post, buys $300 worth of toys,’ one user shared. Other commentators on Reddit accused Kylie of trying to cosplay as middle class.
CelebrityJets also revealed that her plane travelled from Camarillo, California, to Van Nuys two days before on July 13 – a trip of just 17 minutes.
Her jet then took a 29-minute flight later the same day, travelling from Van Nuys to Palm Springs, California.
Following the backlash the star posted a TikTok video of herself shopping in Target with her daughter Stormi and her nieces Chicago and True, all four.
Several users then branded the star as ‘out of touch’, claiming she was ‘trying to appeal to us peasants’ after the private jet row.
Last week the star faced a huge backlash after posting a picture of her and boyfriend Travis Scott, 31, embracing in front of their fleet of jets and luxury cars.
She blasted ‘you wanna take mine or yours?’ in a tone-deaf social media post which saw her branded as ‘classless’.
Jenner purchased the plane in 2020 for a rumored $72.8 million and fashioned it with a whole lot of neon, a full bar, and Hermès blankets over every seat.
Aviation experts have branded the star as ‘irresponsible’, after revealing that it would have cost Kylie at least $1600 to fuel the car.
Paul Charles, CEO of travel consultancy The PC Agency, told DailyMail.com: ‘Private jets certainly have their place, especially with so many delays and cancellations for consumers using airports globally at the moment.
‘But the focus should be on responsible travel, for example taking private jets and using carbon offset schemes, or taking jets which are powered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
‘Taking one for 12 minutes when the car journey would have been more appropriate is the height of irresponsibility. ‘
Fuming fans responded to her string string of very short-haul flights, criticizing Kylie for being a ‘climate criminal’ and not using other modes of transport.
They pointed out that the star had travelled 13 miles out of her way to get to the Van Nuys airport, before travelling in the wrong direction, adding it is the ‘worst thing’ about the situation.
One person raged: ‘Kylie seems to love taking her jet for short trips that are probably drivable. Seems to be a theme here.’
Another said: ‘Kylie Jenner: full time climate criminal. These jets should never be allowed to take off.’
Others have said the stars journeys should be ‘illegal’ while others described her multiple flights in a day as ‘gross’.
A third person commented: ‘She took a 12minute flight??? Why is this even allowed she could’ve seriously went in a car.’
MailOnline has contacted Kylie’s representatives for comment.
Her followers also hit out at the beauty mogul after she shared a black and white image of her and music artist boyfriend Travis Scott with their matching planes.
Many fans angrily criticized the pair and the tasteless post at a time when global warming and the rising costs of living are key issues for much of the US.
In the snapshot the twosome, who’ve been dating since 2017, embraced each other with their heads nuzzled in each other’s shoulders.
Their daughter Stormi Webster was also in on the affectionate moment as she hugged both her parents in front of the planes and a Rolls Royce.
But fans were quick to slam the stars, telling them they were ‘flaunting their wealth’ while others in the US are ‘barely surviving’ because of a rising cost of living.
One questioned: ‘Why do I have to limit my meat consumption and use paper straws while the 1% gets to pump tons of carbon into the atmosphere for a day trip to Palm Springs.’
Kylie was also asked ‘what about climate change’ and advised to ‘take neither’ of the planes in order to ‘reduce’ her carbon footprint.
Another fan added: ‘This display of wealth is unbelievable, so detached from the common persons struggles.’
Last month the billionaire was pictured taking a quick 30-minute day trip to Palm Springs, California on her customized Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft.
The Kardashians have all used the jet to travel to Mexico, Disneyworld, and other expensive locations around the world.
With plenty of room onboard – Kylie’s luxury jet has 10 white leather seats embroidered with her initials – momager Kris Jenner and her boyfriend Corey Gamble were also seen going along for the ride.
Anger: Responding to her string of very short-haul flights, enraged people took to Twitter to criticise Kylie for being a ‘climate criminal’ for not driving the short journeys instead
Journeys: Twitter account Celebrity Jets shared her flight paths, showing a number of short-haul flights including reported 12 and 17-minute journeys on July 13 and July 15
Eye-watering: Kylie’s luxury Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft was bought in 2020 for a rumored $72.8 million
The average flight time from Los Angeles to Palm Springs is 49 minutes, with the time spent in the air just 30 minutes.
Kylie is the latest member of her family to be criticized for their luxury air travel, particularly on short journeys.
Her sister Kourtney, 43, faced a huge backlash by fans for posting about carbon emissions in February, despite the families excessive private air travel.
Kim was also slammed by fans for incessantly bragging about her own $150million private jet with cashmere from floor to ceiling and two luxury bathrooms.
The 41-year-old was slammed for taking 17-minute journeys across California, similar short haul trips to her younger sister.
Joaquin Phoenix called out stars to make sacrifices at the 2020 Oscars saying: ‘We don’t have to take private jets to Palm Springs.’
Display of affection: Kylie and Travis were loved-up in a recent selfie shared to social media
Earlier this week the longtime couple stepped out in West Hollywood two nights in a row.
They put on a fashionable display, with Kyle rocking a skintight black PVC mini dress for dinner at Craig’s one night.
She made it a point to share photos from the evening with her social media followers. One capture showed the Houston-born rapper hugging the reality TV star from behind as they posed in a mirror.
Later in the week Kylie showed support for her man as she modeled a pair of sneakers from his most recent footwear collaboration.
It came one day before Dior was set to release its B713 sneaker in conjunction with the rap star. Jenner is an all-around nurturing partner, as evidenced by another recent post with Travis.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians alum created an Instagram Story thread last week as she prepared a hearty sandwich for her boyfriend.
The jet-setting hypocrisy of the super-rich climate preachers!
BY ISOLDER WALTERS for the Mail on Sunday
Katy Perry: Flew Kim’s false nails 2,451 miles
When Orlando Bloom accepted an award for environmental campaigning in 2018, he urged: ‘The urgency of climate change has never rung louder… The world is changing and we need to change our habits along with it.’
However, it later emerged the Hollywood actor, 45, had flown to the event in Monaco with his fiancée, pop singer Katy Perry, on a private jet.
In 2015, Perry, 37, told fans: ‘Share your story on how you are helping to reduce climate change with the hashtag #FightUnfair.’
Three years later she reportedly flew false nails for Kim Kardashian by private jet 2,451 miles from LA to New York after the reality star forgot to pack them.
Perry was seen leaving a private jet in France in July 2021.
Katy Perry, right, and with daughter Daisy, above, last July
Brooklyn: I cut back on water for tea
The whole Beckham family has advocated action on climate change.
David and Victoria’s eldest son Brooklyn told GQ Magazine in April last year: ‘I do the basics, like not letting the water run when I brush my teeth, measure out my water for tea and I do not let the water run when I shower. Easy things like that make a difference.’
Yet the 23-year-old and his wife, heiress Nicola Peltz, 27, travelled by private jet on their first Christmas together in 2019.
He also flew with his family by private jet to Miami in December 2020.
Victoria and David flew by private plane to Brooklyn and Nicola’s Palm Beach wedding in Florida in April.
Brooklyn Beckham, wife Nicola and one of their dogs on the runway in 2020
Harry: Fans urged to sign up to concert ‘eco villages’
Harry Styles may have launched a climate change campaign with his former One Direction bandmates – but that hasn’t stopped him zipping around the globe on private jets to venues where he is performing.
In July 2015, One Direction worked with Save The Children to urge young fans to play their part in protecting the Earth and ‘put pressure on our leaders’.
The Watermelon Sugar singer also set up ‘eco village’ stands at gigs on his Love On Tour, which encouraged fans to ‘take action for the climate’.
Yet last October, Styles, 28, was seen landing in Orlando, Florida, on a private jet.
He was also in attendance at the ‘Camp Google’ climate summit in 2019, where VIPs including Prince Harry arrived on 114 different private jets.
A source close to Styles said he uses commercial flights as well.
Last October, Styles, 28, was seen landing in Orlando, Florida, on a private jet
Sussexes: Barefoot speeches for Google
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have spoken out to urge more action to protect the planet.
In June 2019, the couple told their nearly 10 million Instagram followers: ‘With nearly 7.7 billion people inhabiting this Earth, every choice, every footprint, every action makes a difference.’
A month later, Prince Harry, 37, travelled to the island of Sicily via private jet to make a barefoot speech at a Google summit on climate change.
In May last year, he said: ‘We need to do better about stopping or allowing the things that are causing so much harm.’
Yet in June, the couple hopped on a Bombardier Global 6000 – one of the most polluting types of private jet – back to California after a three-day stay in the UK for the Platinum Jubilee. In the past year, they’ve taken at least six private jet flights.
Meghan exiting a jet with Archie in 2019
Djokovic: Educate children to recycle
Novak Djokovic has spoken candidly about how much he cares for the natural world.
Last August, the Serbian tennis legend, right, said: ‘Environmental issues are essential. Not just for me, I think it should be essential for anybody else. This is the only planet we’ve got and so we might as well try to take care of it.’
A blog on his Novak Djokovic Foundation’s website in 2019 urged parents to be ‘eco role models’ for their children by getting them to recycle and not waste water.
Yet Djokovic, 35, flies around the world on a private jet supplied by rival Roger Federer’s firm NetJets, which hires its fleet to VIPs.
The company has sponsored Djokovic since 2015 and he ‘owns’ part of a plane under a fractional ownership arrangement.
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