Did Flight Tracking Push Taylor Swift To Sell Her Plane?

Taylor Swift has sold one of her private jets, as confirmed by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). 

Records show that the jet, a Dassault Falcon 900, which Swift acquired in 2009, was registered under SATA LLC, a firm linked to Taylor Swift Productions in Nashville until January 30. 

The aircraft is now owned by a Missouri-based company, which TMZ says is CarShield, the auto protection company. The specifics of the transaction remain private, but the market price for a new Dassault 900 is around $44 million, highlighting the magnitude of this deal.

This sale reduces Swift’s private jet fleet to a single aircraft, her Dassault 7X, which can carry up to 16 passengers. The Falcon 900 had a 12-passenger capacity. 

This change comes as Swift has been trying to prevent people from tracking her flights. Flight-tracking has been used as a way to shame celebrities for their carbon footprint, and Swift topped the list for the highest carbon-jet emissions in 2022. But the more pressing issue for the global celebrity perhaps is that tracking endangers her privacy.

Swift’s legal team sent Jack Sweeney, the flight tracker who may or may not have pushed Elon Musk to buy Twitter, a cease-and-desist order after he posted her flight data on social media, and accused him of stalking and harassment.

Sweeney, in response, argued that the information he shared was publicly available and that he did not intend to do harm. 

“I think the people are interested,” Sweeney told the New York Post. “You should have a decent expectation that your jet will be tracked whether or not I do it as, after all, it is public information.”

People will likely be more interested in Swift’s flying from here on, but people are speculating she’ll likely be chartering more private flights to avoid being tracked. She’s expected to make a trip from a sold-out concert halfway around the world in Tokyo to Las Vegas at the Super Bowl on Sunday to support her boyfriend Travis Kelce.

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