, 2022-08-15 07:00:00,
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Were you recently shocked to learn that private aircrafts are not a sustainable form of travel? Were you surprised to find out that they are, in fact, less green than flying by commercial plane? Did the news leave you aghast and breathless, wondering, “How can celebrities, champions of sustainable fashion and paper straws, also justify the use of their beloved private jets”? Yeah, me neither.
You can thank/blame Twitter account @CelebJets for bringing to light just how often celebrities are traveling via private plane. The account, run by 19-year-old college student Jack Sweeney, pulls data from public sites like ADS-B Exchange and posts automated tweets detailing flight information for celebrity-owned private jets, including how long the flight was, how much jet fuel was used, and the tonnage of carbon dioxide emitted. (Sweeney has a separate account just for tracking Elon Musk’s private jet. Musk, the current richest person in the world, reportedly offered Sweeney a whole entire $5,000 to stop tweeting about his flights; Sweeney turned down the money.)
While celebrities taking private jets is nothing new, it is surprising to see how frequently their flights appear to be less than 30 minutes long. Since the beginning of August, at least a…
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