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!
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 billionaire beauty mogul, 24, was blasted as a ‘climate criminal’ for her short haul journey across California last week.
The star splashed out thousands of eco-friendly products for her daughter Stormi, 4, in 2020, kitting out the nursery in natural, organic and sustainable items
Stormi has a $3500 changing table and a $400 organic mattress in her crib, while Kylie’s billion dollar brand last year announcing that they were going vegan.
She posted on her Instagram, to her 359million followers, that she would be going ‘vegan and clean’ with her products as it was ‘time to elevate.’
Kylie is the latest member of her family to be accused of hypocrisy, after she flew on her luxury ‘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 of LA, to Van Nuys, in Los Angeles, close to 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 according to CelebrityJets on Twitter.
Experts have revealed that her trip would have cost around $1600 to just fuel the plane, but if a private jet was hired for the trip it would set you back $7200.
Had the star driven the 26 mile trip from her home in Hidden Hills, to Camarillo it would have taken her around 39minutes – without traffic.
But instead the star 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.
While Los Angeles isn’t the most congested city in the US for traffic, it has two of the top ten worst roads for traffic – which often see tailbacks causing drivers to be stuck on the road for hours.
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)
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.
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’.
In the air: With plenty of room onboard – Kylie’s luxury jet has 10 white leather seats embroidered with her initials (pictured on board earlier this year with Stormi and Khloe)
Rush hour: It is likely that the star was trying to avoid Los Angeles congestion, with the city’s roads often becoming gridlocked
Jet set: The billionaire was pictured taking a quick 30-minute day trip to Palm Springs, California on her customized plane last month
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.’
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
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.
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.