Taylor Swift sells one of her $40m private jets amid threats to sue college student who tracks her emissions
Taylor Swift has sold one of her private jets for $40 million, according to a new report.
The pop sensation sold her Dassault Falcon 900LX on January 30 to Missouri-based car insurance company Car Shield, according to documents obtained by Daily Mail.
Swift reportedly purchased the jet for $40 million in 2011, but the plane is now estimated to be worth around $7million second-hand, the Daily Mail reported. She still owns the larger Dassault Falcon 7X, which is worth around $54million brand new and has been her primary mode of transportation during the international leg of her Eras Tour.
The 34-year-old singer-songwriter has been under pressure to cut down on her carbon emissions for years, especially as she travels around the world between tour shows and appearances to support boyfriend and Kansas City Chiefs tight-end Travis Kelce at his NFL games. In 2022, Swift topped the list of the worst celebrity private jet CO2 emission offenders, according to Yard, a sustainability marketing agency that prides itself on “cutting-edge data and analysis.”
Swift is expected to travel from her concert in Tokyo and back to the U.S. on Sunday to watch her boyfriend Travis Kelce in the Superbowl. The cabin height of the plane Swift sold is 6’2,″ a little short for Kelce, who stands at 6’5″.Fans have speculated how Swift will make the quick turnaround between her show in Tokyo and the Superbowl on Sunday. (Getty Images)
The move to sell comes on the heels of news that Swift lawyers sent a letter to Jack Sweeney, a junior at the University of Central Florida, who tracked her flights and locations, to demand that he stop, the Daily Mail reported.
In addition to Swift, Sweeney also tracks the flight paths of planes and helicopters owned by celebrities, billionaires, politicians and other public figures using publicly available data provided by the Federal Aviation Administration to share the estimates of their cost and emissions.
“I think it’s important to note that nowhere do I intend for harm. I actually think Swift has some good songs,” Sweeney told Daily Mail. “I believe in transparency and public information.”
Swift’s attorneys sent a cease-and-desist letter to Sweeney in December, blaming his automated tracking of her private jet for tipping off stalkers about her location, stating that “the timing of stalkers” suggests a connection to Sweeney’s flight-tracking sites, according to The Washington Post. Sweeney is also accused of “disregarding the personal safety of others”; “willful and repeated harassment”; and “intentional, offensive, and outrageous conduct and consistent violations of our client’s privacy.”
The letter from her lawyers states that there is “no legitimate interest in or public need for this information, other than to stalk, harass, and exert dominion and control.”
Swift recently flew from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Kansas City marking her biggest trip to date, using 4,151 gallons of fuel and costing an estimated $23,250, according to Daily Mail. A spokesperson for Swift said the star was working to travel less frequently than she has in the past.
“Before the tour kicked off in March of 2023, Taylor purchased more than double the carbon credits needed to offset all tour travel,” the spokesperson told the outlet.
Sweeney was suspended from Twitter, now X, in 2022 by Elon Musk, who said the sharing of real-time location information violated the platform’s terms of service and was dangerous for himself and members of his family. Sweeney’s account has since been restored.
“Sweeney is an awful human being,” Musk posted to Twitter Tuesday. “Taylor Swift is right to be concerned.”
“This information is already out there, her team thinks they can control the world,” Sweeney told the Daily Mail.
In a statement to Fox News Digital, Sweeny repieterated that he has no intention to “cause harm.”
“Firstly I’d like to clarify that my intentions are not to cause harm. In fact, I actually like some of Swift’s songs. But I believe in the importance of transparency and public information, seemingly more so than Meta. As Meta suspended my @taylorswiftjets
account on Instagram, Threads and Facebook. The accounts got suspended only hours after I received the letter from her team,” Sweeney said.
He added how his other accounts that track the private jets of Kim Kardashian, Donald Trump, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg are still active on the social media platforms.
This article was updated to include comments from Sweeney.
Fox News’ Lawrence Richard and Stephanie Giang-Paunon contributed to this report.
Taylor Swift set to travel nearly 20,000 MILES by private jet in 10 days amid tour and Travis Kelce’s Super Bowl… after being ranked as most carbon-polluting celebrity
Taylor Swift will leave a big carbon footprint in the next 10 days, as she’s set to travel nearly 20,000 miles by private jet.
The Karma hitmaker, 34, will make a mad dash from her Eras Tour stop in Tokyo, Japan, in order to get to Las Vegas on Sunday so she can watch boyfriend Travis Kelce, 34, compete in the Super Bowl.
Swift flew 5,477 miles from LA to Tokyo on Monday, following the Grammy awards. On Saturday she will fly 5,530 miles to watch Travis and the Kansas City Chiefs play against San Francisco 49ers, as per The Sun.
The singer — who recently sold one of her jets — will then fly another 8,157 miles to Melbourne to resume her tour, totaling 19,164 air miles.
It comes after the star was ranked as the world’s most carbon-polluting celebrity for two years by analytics agency Yard in 2022.
Taylor Swift, 34, will leave a big carbon footprint in the next 10 days, as she’s set to travel nearly 20,000 miles by private jet; Seen on a private plane in Miss Americana Documentary
The ten-day period travel is expected to amount to 122 tons of CO2 emissions, according to the publication.
In her biggest trip to date, Swift flew from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Kansas City – with a stopover in Tampa, Florida.
The journey used 4,151 gallons of fuel, which is believed to be worth $23, 250.
However, a spokesman for Taylor explained she has been offsetting her carbon footprint by buying carbon credits, which support verified projects which help cut global emissions in order to ‘protect vulnerable ecosystems.’
They toldshe was working to lessen her jets’ carbon emissions by traveling less frequently than in previous years.
‘Before the tour kicked off in March of 2023, Taylor purchased more than double the carbon credits needed to offset all tour travel,’ the spokesperson explained.
In 2022 Yard estimated that Swift’s jet had made 170 flights in seven months, amounting to 8,000 tons of carbon emissions.
‘That is 1,184 times more than the average person’s annual emissions.’
Swift will travel from her Eras Tour stop in Tokyo, Japan, in order to get to Las Vegas on Sunday so she can watch boyfriend Travis Kelce, 34, in the Super Bowl; They are seen January 28
After the Super Bowl she will fly another 8,157 miles to Melbourne to resume her tour, totaling 19,164 air miles; Her jet is pictured leaving Kansas City airport in 20223
The ten-day period travel is expected to amount to 122 tons of CO2 emissions, according to The Sun; Seen flying with her mom
It comes after the star was ranked as the world’s most carbon-polluting celebrity for two years by analytics agency Yard in 2022
Swift’s spokesperson defended her private jet use, claiming she ‘regularly loans’ her plane to other people.
‘To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect.’
Earlier in the day it was reported that Swift has downsized and sold one of her gas-guzzling private jets.
The 14-time Grammy winner sold her $40 million Dassault Falcon 900LX on January 30 to car insurance company Car Shield based in Missouri, now estimated to be worth around $7million second-hand, according to documents obtained by.
While many have called on the star to reduce her travel, it is unlikely that the globetrotting superstar will switch to commercial flights due to security fears.
She reportedly purchased the jet for $40million in 2011, with FAA records showing that the 900LX was transferred to Triangle Real Estate from SATA LLC in Nashville, which is believed to stand for her family members’ names, after her father Scott, mother Andrea, Taylor and brother Austin.
The ownership switched on January 30, with Triangle Real Estate LLC appearing to have been on the hunt for an upgrade after selling its $400k 1976 Cessna 421 on January 25, opting for Swift’s larger plane instead.
Swift still owns her Dassault Falcon 7X which if bought new costs $54million. She has been using the jet as her main mode of transport for the Eras Tour.
Earlier in the day it was reported that Swift has downsized and sold her Dassault Falcon 900LX on January 30 to car insurance company Car Shield, leaving her down to just one jet; Her jet pictured in 2023
While many have called on the star to reduce her travel, it is unlikely that the globetrotting superstar will switch to commercial flights due to security fears; Seen in Tokyo on Wednesday
The larger of her jets is listed under Island Jet Inc which is tied to Taylor Swift Productions in Nashville, Tennessee, along with SATA LLC, according to documents from the Tennessee Secretary of State.
She previously sold a smaller Dassault Falcon 50 jet in 2020, after she purchased it in 2012 for $4million. Swift donated the proceeds to charity.
It is unclear if Swift is planning to upgrade her fleet just in time for the longest leg of her international tour starts – jetting to Australia to perform on February 16.
This comes as it was revealed Swift’s lawyers sent a letter to Jack Sweeney, 21, demanding that he stop logging her flights and locations.
Sweeney, a junior at the University of Central Florida, has run several accounts that track the flight paths of planes and helicopters owned by celebrities, billionaires, politicians and other public figures.
His accounts use publicly available data, and also share the estimates of their planet warning emissions – with the college student first going head to head with Elon Musk in 2022 for sharing his jet’s details.
In a statement toSweeney said: ‘I think it’s important to note that nowhere do I intend for harm. I actually think Swift has some good songs.’
‘I believe in transparency and public information.’
This comes as it was revealed Swift’s lawyers sent a letter to Jack Sweeney, 21, demanding that he stop logging her flights and locations
Sweeney runs social media accounts that track the takeoffs and landings of private jets owned by Swifts and other celebrities, billionaires and politicians
Swift’s attorneys in Washington saying the pop superstar would have ‘have no choice but to pursue any and all legal remedies’ if he did not stop his ‘stalking and harassing behavior’, according to the Washington Post.
It added that Sweeney’s accounts had caused Swift and her family ‘direct and irreparable harm, as well as emotional and physical distress,’ as well as heightening her ‘constant state of fear for her personal safety’.
The letter, which was sent to Sweeney’s family home, said that there was no ‘legitimate interest in or public need for this information, other than to stalk, harass, and exert dominion and control.’
Swift has seen stalkers show up outside her homes, with one man arrested last month outside her townhouse in Manhattan.