Mariah Carey Drops Big Bucks on Plane Ticket

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Mariah Carey reportedly dropped big bucks--more than $70,000--on a one-way flight to France for next month's Cannes Film Festival. It seems the 44-year-old diva didn't just buy a first class ticket either. She rented out the entire cabin of the British Airways flight so she isn't "disturbed by fans" as she flies from New York to France.

“Over the years Mariah has grown accustomed to traveling in ultimate style so she doesn’t think twice about paying such a crazy amount to ensure her privacy,” a source says.

Carey plans to pamper herself while taking the overseas flight.

“At least she’ll be able to stock up on the missing passengers’ complimentary eye masks and hot towels,” the source shared.

“Let’s hope she doesn’t demand that British Airways lays out fluffy carpets for her, kits out the upper deck with puppies and paints the interiors cream. To be honest, it would be cheaper for Mariah to just hire her own private jet.”

Mariah Carey has long been known for her diva behavior. During a recent interview she tried to explain that behavior away.

"I never had a mental breakdown, I had a diva fit and it was [because] no one wanted to let me have a say. When you start so young in the industry people are used to controlling you and then they realize, 'Oh this person has an opinion... OK it's different now,'" she said.

Does that excuse spending such an exorbitant amount of money on a one-way flight from New York to France? That's even a sinful amount of money to spend on a round trip ticket. It seems it's always the best for Mariah Carey, however.

What do you suppose she is demanding of the airline for her flight to France? Special foods and beverages? And if she is pampering herself do you think she is bringing allow her own "people" in the form of a massage therapist or manicurist? Surely she won't do her own pampering.

Does any of this surprise you?

Do you suppose hubby Nick Cannon and 'dem babies' are going to Cannes with Mariah Carey, too? She recently posted an adorable Easter photo via Instagram of the whole family.

She's probably not taking Nick and the kids. That would mean bringing a nanny along on the flight--and surely there isn't enough room on that British Airways flight for one extra person.

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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.

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