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“Couldn’t Walk through the Airport”: Arnold Schwarzenegger Once Revealed He Had to Fly in His $35 Million Worth Private Jet Due to the Overwhelming Attraction from Fans in Public

Published 10/08/2022, 9:30 AM EDT

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Arnold Schwarzenegger was never ready to settle for anything less. A man with high ambition and larger-than-life dreams, Arnie knows how to lead a life in style. Not just he worked hard to ensure his dreams turned into reality, but he also perfected the multiple roles that he took.

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From traversing from a bodybuilder to a movie star to a politician, Arnold had amassed a massive fan following over the years. There is no denying that Arnold loves interacting with his fans, but sometimes the experience can be overwhelming.


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Arnold explains why he started using private planes

Arnold always dreamt of becoming a millionaire and traveling the country. Thanks to his decisions, he could turn that into a reality. As soon as ‘The Terminator star’ reached a “certain level of stardom,” to live his dreams, he purchased himself a private $35 million worth of Gulfstream III jet.

Talking more about what prompted him to take the decision, Arnold, in his newsletter wrote, ” Once I hit a certain level of stardom, I started to fly everywhere on private planes. I couldn’t walk around the airport or pick up my bag without being bombarded by people taking photos of me when I was exhausted.” To understand his perspective, he requests his fans to place themselves in his shoes. After 12 hours of flight, getting bombarded with fans would have been undeniably too exhausting for Arnold.


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Because of his work commitment, Arnold had to travel. As he writes in his newsletter, when he was the Governor, he chose to fly commercial. The reason was ‘environmental’ concerns; however, Arnie soon realized that it did not make sense. From his experience, he concluded that the airline authority could not get him to the plane by avoiding all the chaos. Nonetheless, he continues to travel commercial for International trips.

A flight experience that became memorable for Arnold Schwarzenegger 


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Habituated to fly in first class, the big guy was left shocked when he didn’t see any first class on his en-route flight to Australia. Unable to comprehend the fact that he had to adjust himself in a small seat, the ex-Governor could not help but comment, “this couldn’t be.” However, what could have been a painful 15 hours flight turned into something an experience of a lifetime.

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Seeing the situation, he told himself, “Arnold, you can be a spoiled little brat right now, or you can make the most of it, but either way, you’re sitting in this seat for 15 hours. So you might as well find a way to enjoy it.” He took a deep breath, preparing himself for the worst, but the future had other plans.


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In a surprising turn of events, ‘Styrian Oak’ connected with his co-passenger. To this date, the lady keeps in touch with Arnold upon his request..

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Written by:

Mubhaswara Ahamed


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Mubhaswara Ahamed is currently working as a US Sports Author for Essentially Sports. She completed her Grad degree in English Literature from Calcutta University. Mubhaswara was introduced to the world of sports by her father.
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Pritam Priyedarshi