Without a doubt, there’s no other power couple like Beyoncé and Jay-Z. We’re talking about two of music’s biggest names in recent years. And so, it’s no wonder that some refer to them as America’s very own royal couple.
Over the years, Beyoncé and Jay-Z have come out with one hit song after another. Because of their billboard success and other businesses, the couple has managed to amass quite a fortune for themselves. According to Forbes, Jay-Z is now worth $1 billion while Beyoncé is worth is a cool $400 million. Together, the couple has an estimated net worth of $1.4 billion.
With all this money, it’s no wonder that the couple is able to travel in style. And in fact, one of the splurges that Beyoncé has made is a private jet for her husband, Jay-Z. And while the rapper may be the private jet's owner, it’s safe to say that the couple tends to use this ride together quite often.
That said, here are 20 things that couple absolutely must have in their private aircraft.
20 Personalized jet exterior
As you can see, Jay-Z’s private jet has the monogram “S. Carter” painted on its exterior. Of course, that stands for Shawn Carter, which happens to the rapper’s real name. Indeed, when you’ve got an ultra-luxe to call your own, there’s nothing wrong with proudly letting everyone know that it’s yours.
19 Private check-in
One of the perks of flying on a private jet is that you are entitled to a private check-in. For Beyonce, Jay-Z and the rest of their brood, that also means being able to pull up right next to their jet to board. This makes life easier for the couple, especially if they’ve got all their kids in tow.
18 Elegant carpet
You may not realize it, but the right carpeting is important to give the whole private jet cabin an elegant feel. And judging from the photos, it seems that Beyoncé and Jay-Z did a fabulous job in choosing their rug. It appears to be a deep brown carpet that is studded with little cream squares. Indeed, it matches perfectly with the rest of the aircraft's interior.
17 Super roomy seating
As is the case on commercial flights, the seats can sometimes be a little small. Hence, when you’re seated, there’s a good chance that you would literally rub elbows with the passenger seated on either side of you. In the case of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s private jet, the seats are as roomy as possible, as you can see. Certainly, you can lounge around without touching anyone.
16 Superior legroom
As you may know, when you fly commercial, there’s always a chance that your legroom would be compromised. This is especially true when you’re flying economy. Well, you certainly can’t expect Beyonce and Jay-Z to fly economy. At the same time, this couple also made sure that their private jet seats come with as much legroom as possible. Just look at this, they are able to sit opposite each other without touching knees.
15 Cream leather seats
Several reports have noted that Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s private jet boasts of cream leather seats. Hence, the whole cabin looks like a luxurious lounging area in a ritzy hotel. Perhaps, that’s the look that this couple was going for. After all, they sometimes invite their glamorous friends onboard and the place has to look perfect for any gathering.
14 Enough space for everybody
When Beyoncé decided to treat husband Jay-Z to an extravagant Father’s Day present, she made sure that her option would be something rather practical. Hence, when she opted to give him a private jet, she picked out the Bombardier Challenger 850 model. According to GlobarAir.com, this can accommodate 14 passengers and three crew members.
13 Lots of cozy spots to snuggle
When Beyoncé went all over the world for her “On the Run” tour, she definitely decided to travel in style by using a private jet. Even better, she also took daughter Blue Ivy along so that mother and daughter can keep on bonding on the road. And as you can see, Beyoncé certainly needs a nice cozy spot to share a snuggle with Blue when she gets sleepy.
12 Unobstructed view of the skies
It doesn’t matter if they just feel like snoozing. The whole point of private air travel is that you get to enjoy sweeping views of the land below or the skies whenever you wish. And so, as you can see here, the seats are perfectly positioned by the jet’s window to allow you to see everything.
11 The ability to stay anywhere on the plane
Well, when you own a private jet, we guess no one can tell you where to stay. Instead, Beyoncé and her man are able to roam around the cabin as they please. In fact, at one point, Jay-Z has even been spotted sitting on the jet’s cockpit. Meanwhile, Beyoncé would hang out on their private jet’s wing, just like this.
10 Entertainment area
Especially when you know you’re going to be in the air for several hours, it helps to have a source of entertainment. Hence, s you can see in the background of this photo, there’s a television screen that allows the couple and their guests to watch their favorite movies or game. At the same time, their children can also watch cartoons.
9 Two bathrooms
According to several reports, power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z decided to allocate two bathrooms inside their luxurious private jet. Well, if you are planning to accommodate several guests on board, it helps to have as many restrooms as possible to avoid long lines to the lavatory during a flight. Hence, it’s a pretty practical feature.
8 A bedroom in the sky
For Beyoncé, Jay-Z and the rest of their brood, it helps to have a place to lay down even if your several thousands of feet up in the air. Hence, several reports indicate that the couple’s private jet comes with one bedroom. We’re guessing this space is big enough to accommodate the couple’s three children.
7 A kitchen
According to several reports, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s private jet comes with its very own kitchen. We’re not exactly sure how big of an area it covers onboard. However, we are guessing that it should be spacious enough to store and stock some of the couple’s favorite snacks and drinks. After all, they wouldn’t want to go hungry while they’re in the air.
6 Open bar
When you’ve got a pretty spacious private jet, it’s easy to invite your closest friends and enjoy a drink in flight. Just check out this photo of Jay-Z hanging out with actor Kevin Hart and some close friends. Hence, an open bar is a must-have feature for Beyoncé and Jay-Z to have onboard.
5 Awesome takeout food
As it turns out, there are times when Beyoncé and Jay-Z prefer to have some gourmet takeout food sent to their private jet. Earlier this year, Chron reported that the couple decided to have an assistant pick up food from B&B Butchers as they were leaving Houston. The order included some king crabs, brisket ravioli, lamb bacon, creamed spinach, onion rings, corn souffle, and calamari. Meanwhile, the couple also ordered banana pudding for dessert.
4 Health, kid-friendly treats
Especially when you’re doing air travel with children, it helps to have a wide variety of healthy snacks on board. As you can see in this photo, the couple’s eldest daughter, Blue Ivy, was greeted by quite a spread as she boarded her parent’s private jet. These included some cherry tomatoes and what appears to be a yellow bell pepper cup.
3 Quick takeoffs any time of day
When your life is as busy as music power couple Beyoncé and Jay-Z, you need to have the ability to take off from any place, anytime. Well, it seems that’s the arrangement that the duo has made when it came to their private jet. At one point, Beyoncé took snaps of herself boarding their jet after performing at the 2014 Brit Awards.
2 Mobile app booking
Several years back, Jay-Z decided to back up a private jet startup known as JetSmarter. According to a report from Money, the company now specializes in allowing people to book seats on private jets using a mobile app. And for this service, members are billed $15,000 a year. We’re pretty sure Beyoncé and Jay-Z have tried booking a private jet themselves at one point. After all, they would want to test out the service.
1 Personal attendants for the kids
Every time Beyoncé and Jay-Z take off for work or vacation, they tend to take their children along. And to make sure that someone is always keeping a close eye on them, it is reported that the kids travel with their own personal attendants. According to reports, these attendants stay with their assigned child throughout the trips.
Reference: Chron, Money, GlobalAir.com