Paparazzi can be such a bother.
Celebrities are wary of their photos being taken indiscriminately and fans pestering them when all they really want to do is get on a flight peacefully and be at their destinations in good time. Not to mention the privacy you crave when you have a jet lag.
In view of this, the Los Angeles airport has opened a private ‘celebrity terminal’, named ‘Private Suite’.
This terminal offers a ‘platinum-class’ service, for anyone willing to pay a simple joining fee of $7,500 a year.
It costs another $2,700 for up to four people, each time you use the service, or $3,000 for international flights.
A description of the service on the Private Site website read:
- The ‘Private Suite’ experience promises a smooth and super quick journey from car to plane.
- Members of The Private Suite don’t wait in crowded lines because private security screening is done right in our building.
- Members don’t walk down long crowded concourses, or line up at ticket counters and boarding gates. They don’t deal with baggage and they don’t deal with paparazzi.
- Members are treated to luxury service from the moment they step into the terminal.
- Members spend their pre-flight time in totally private suites, each with its own bathroom, its own food-service pantry, a two-person daybed, and a runway view of aircraft landing and taking off.
- When it’s time to board, Private Suite members are driven across the tarmac, Head-of-State style, directly to their aircraft.
- A team of eight people is assigned to each member using the Private Suite at any one time, with two on hand to deal with any special requests.
Sounds luxurious but might just be worth every penny.
Check out the terminal in the photos below:
Written by Oluwatoyin Adeleye