British supermodel Naomi Campbell has a YouTube channel called “Being Naomi,” where she covers various aspects of her life. In the most recent “episode,” uploaded yesterday, she shares her airport and airplane routing. She seems to love flying about as much as many of us, so that’s pretty cool.
In the roughly five minute video she’s flying from Nice to Doha on Qatar Airways in their A350 business class. Suffice to say that her pre-flight routine looks a bit different than mine.
For one, she seems to spend a lot of time in duty free buying magazines, candy, etc. As far as I’m concerned, duty free is simply an obstacle course you have to get around to get to the lounge or gate, and there are rarely circumstances where I’ll buy anything there.
She’s driven to the plane in a private car, which isn’t a standard Qatar Airways business class perk, but rather is a Naomi Campbell perk.
Most interesting is Naomi’s routine once she boards a plane, which can only be described as intense. She puts on gloves, wipes down every part of the seat, then puts a separate seat cover on the seat, and then wears a mask.
She says she buys a new seat cover every week, and has hotels launder them between flights (given how much hotels charge for laundry I feel like it might almost be cheaper/easier just to buy a new one for every flight? I’m guessing price isn’t the object here, though…).
While there are people with varying levels of airplane hygiene concerns, Naomi takes one of the more extreme strategies I’ve seen. It seems to work for her, and she attributes that strategy to her rarely getting sick while traveling.
She also takes out a hydration pack for the flight, which seems fair enough.
Here’s the video, should you have a few spare minutes:
(Tip of the hat to Brad)