Kim, Kanye Take ‘Unbelievably Wasteful’ Trip

Commenters call the pair ‘obnoxious’ for private 747 flight
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2018 7:21 AM CST

(NEWSER) – Just days after a dire climate-change report was issued by the US government—and devastating California wildfires that researchers say were exacerbated by climate change—Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are taking their own heat on environmental issues. Per People, the backlash comes after video emerged Monday on Instagram showing Kim K and Ye boarding a double-decker Boeing 747 commissioned for them and their trainerfor a long flight—an aircraft that can usually hold about 700, Travel & Leisure notes. “No big deal, just taking a private 747, this is how [Kanye] does it now,” Kardashian says as the two stroll on the tarmac. Kardashian, who says in the videos that she’s never been on such a plane before, then gives a tour, professing amazement at the spacious bedrooms, cabins, and even a “chill room.”