CELEBRITIES are used to traveling in style and luxury, but some famous faces have more experience of economy than first class – and know exactly what it takes to get a plane off the ground.
From the Kardashians to members of the royal family, these celebrities all worked as cabin crew before making it big.
Before becoming a world-famous reality TV star, Jenner spent a year as a flight attendant with American Airlines.
Alfred M. Garcia, Jenner’s ex-boyfriend and professional photographer, told the Daily Mail that Jenner may have become a cabin crew member because: “Maybe she could meet more people than she could work in a shop.”
“She was very kind to people and always looking for the gold at the end of the rainbow.”
Jenner was on the air for a year before marrying Robert Kardashian.
After brushing up on her French, Carole Middleton landed a job as a ground crew member with British Airways.
She met Michael Middleton when he also worked as a ground crew before becoming flight dispatcher, while Carole later became a member of the cabin crew.
The couple married and had three children together, including the Princess of Wales, Catherine Middleton.
A busy mother of three, Carole started her own business selling party decorations, which has made her millions.
Before Lilly landed her breakout role on the TV show Lost, she worked as a flight attendant for Royal Airlines, but she doesn’t have fond memories of her role.
In a 2007 interview with David Letterman, she said, “There are no redeeming qualities in this job. I didn’t like people. I didn’t like the destinations. *y eat.”
A few years later, she told Jay Leno that on a flight she had suffered a bad case of wind and an awful passenger.
Lilly’s revenge dinner was best served cold.
“This guy got under my skin so much that I finally decided to save it all and when I walked past him and got to row 48… I banged it, right in his face.”
Lilly later rose to fame on the small screen and now plays Hope Van Dyne in Marvel Cinematic’s Universe Ant Man.
Brian Dowling rose to fame after winning Big Brother season 2.
Prior to his time in television, Brian was a member of Ryanair’s cabin crew.
In an Instagram chat with The Only Way Is Essex star Bobby Norris, Brian recalled his days as a flight attendant: “It was so much fun, but looking back on it, the public can get really, really excited about that at times be put to the test.”
He was often spat on, hit, bitten and even groped.
He said: “I remember having a physical altercation with a passenger one day, like a physical altercation with a woman. We actually fell to the ground, we rolled over. It was like dynasty. It was so camp.”
Since winning Big Brother, Brian has won Ultimate Big Brother, competed in Dancing with the Stars, and provided the narration for the Real Housewives franchise.
Laura came runner-up on the Love Island series in 2018, but before entering the villa Laura was a cabin crew member for Emirates.
She worked as a crew for 10 years and met celebrities like Channing Tatum and rapper example.
Laura, 33, loved taking to the skies but often encountered strange scenarios while dealing with some of the more unique personalities on board.
But one of the lighter duties she faced was dealing with any situations where passengers were caught wiggling it.
The Scottish stunner, who came runner-up on the 2018 Love Island series, says: “The crew don’t care. We’re not the fun police. Or the sex police.
“It’s not really a safety issue unless there’s turbulence. It’s so easy to hide in Emirates toilets as there are about six of them.
“I’ve seen people get nervous in their suites. There are doors to get in first. “But you can see over the top.”
Laura now lives in Dubai and will be appearing on Celebs Go Dating.
Before becoming an influencer and contestant on Love Island Season 7, Lucinda worked as a cabin crew member for British Airways.
But her time in the sky was tough, she told the Daily Star: “I remember finding that very intense and worried that if I didn’t pass certain tests I would be thrown off course.”
“You will not receive any freebies or additional tips. I loved working in business class, but depending on how big that cabin was on the plane, it might actually be more work than economy.”
When Lucinda was released, she decided to give up her flying wings forever.
She’s now an influencer who spends her time abroad soaking up the sun whenever she can.
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