10 Famous People Not Too Good to Fly Economy

Cramped legs and pretzels you have to beg for—just like the rest of us.

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Just imagine if, on your next flight, a famous person tripped down the aisle, held up the line shoving his carry-on into the overhead bin (c'mon, man), then plopped down...right next to you. With the following 10 celebrities, it really could happen, so maybe wear your dressy sweats, and definitely be cool.

Claire Danes

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Technically, it was the only seat left, but that Danes still deigned to take it—after the 2011 SAG Awards, no less—says a lot about her. "I know, I know—I feel like I'm bragging now at this point," she said. "I have to go back to work tomorrow morning. I get to shower in the hotel and then I go to set—and act some more. We'll see how tomorrow's scene will be."

Amy Adams

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"I didn't do it for attention for myself. I did it for attention for the troops," Adams said of quietly giving her first-class seat up to a soldier. Classy AF. 

Mitt Romney

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Seems like a chill dude, is actually enough of a chill dude to mingle with the populace on what seems like a regular basis. There have been multiple sightings of the presidential candidate suffering and sleeping open-mouthed among us common folk, and even more selfies, as evidence. 

Prince William

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Amazing his fellow passengers going from Memphis to Dallas, the future monarch took a window seat not at the front of the aircraft. Was it so he could lean his head (heavy, the one that will wear the crown) on the plastic siding? Or maybe he has incredible bladder control? We might never know. 

Jessica Alba

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Anything for the children. Traveling from L.A. to New York City, Alba and her husband reportedly slummed it in the back, while their daughter and her nanny enjoyed free booze (JK—neither of them partook, probably) and slightly less punishing conditions. 

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt 

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Kind of like that one time Kim and Kanye were said to have taken an economy-class flight in Armenia when in actuality, it just *looked* like coach, the Brangelina Bunch (sobbing) all loaded onto a flight from Paris to Nice that didn't separate customers by the cost of their tickets. (It was an 80-minute trip.) Egalité indeed. 

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

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It's right there in their Rolling Stone profile: "They fly coach, per usual; their destination is a Holiday Inn Express." 

Bernie Sanders

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Surprised? ::the whole class goes "Nah":: The mad professor of politics has even been known to take the middle seat, which is like, wow, you really would have been the people's president. 

I'm Chelsea Peng, the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. On my tombstone, I would like a GIF of me that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, I'm into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard I have to go lie down.