That’s Not What Your Seat’s Coat Hook is For

First class seats may have their own closets. Business class seats may have coat hooks. Those are, naturally, for hanging a jacket though of course flight attendants are often willing to hang your jacket up in the closet.

When space is limited, though, and your needs aren’t like most of the passengers that seats were designed for you’re going to have to improvise. And that brings us to the Thanksgiving travels of one Blac Chyna.

Three years ago Blac Chyna was denied boarding by British Airways for being high. She was found to be carrying MDMA and was arrested in the Austin airport.

She had been drunk and belligerent on her inbound LA – Austin flight, ‘fighting with the flight attendant and acting like a drunken fool’ screaming “y’all got no respect for me, I gotta tie my shoes, let me tie my yeazies.” Rob Kardashian drove his Bently from LA to Austin to pick her up.

The only thing I could think at the time was that she was using miles, which would explain her Los Angeles – Austin – London Heathrow routing at the time.

And her run in with BA would explain why this Thanksgiving she was flying Air France for her trip to Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. Air France flies an Airbus A330-200 on the route, still featuring angled business seats. (I infer the airline from the seat – and the shot of the safety video playing on the monitor.)

Blac Chyna finds the trip to Nigeria to be ‘to long’ according to her instagram story and so she took off her wig and used the coat hook at her seat to hang it up.

If you have no idea what a Blac Chyna is, her real name is Angela Renee White. She used to go by ‘Cream’ “but later named herself “Blac Chyna” after she met a client at the strip club she worked at who called himself Black China because he was a black guy with Chinese looking eyes.”

She was the 2011 Model of the Year at the Urban Model Awards. A former stripper, she’s posed for Dimepiece and Straight Stuntin’ magazines. Wikipedia is no help on those. She has a clothing line and a brand of adhesive eyelashes. She has a child with rapper Tyga, whom she was with for three years, and currently dates Rob Kardashian.

Chyna has a child with Rob Kardashian and also one with Tyga. Tyga used to date Kardashian sister Kylie Jenner. She criticizes both over what she considers to be insufficient child support payments.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Wow, thanks for this great piece – very helpful information here! Would have been a funny tweet or something, but an entire article authored by a white man, disparaging a woman of color for who she is (or “what” as you put it..), and things she’s done in life isn’t particularly funny or unique. A good majority of this article isn’t even related to travel. Surely there’s some other content available to post about today.

    As an aside, I’d love to read your review of a long-haul business flight you took while keeping an itchy wig on your head throughout.

  2. Brett needs to lighten up. But yeah, a one liner would’ve been good. This was 5 mins I’m not getting back reading about some ghetto trash. I don’t understand why the different “celebrities” like to jizz inside the same dirty skank.

  3. Blaqueue Chyna used to be a dude, I’m sure I’ve seen it pole dancing at the Palomino in Vegas.

  4. Gary you can only mention other white men. Figure it out.

    A wig hanging on a coat hanger is only funny if it is that of Ted danson.

    Please no one make fun of me for using the wig hanger for my hat or coat.

  5. I hadn’t seen that the flight was to long too wear the wig to. I’ve been on long flights to. Most recently I flew from Italy too New York.

  6. I’m a liberal and while I mostly agree with Mr. Kavanaugh above I still find this story hilarious and interesting. Truly the thought leader in travel!

  7. This Makes my holiday weekend entertaining
    An iconic woman of class
    She is still a Kartrashian by legal definition.
    She & Rob were the ultimate couple and then there is their amazing celebrity baby
    What a great man and humanitarian to pick up his true love in Austin
    Remember Gary you should only write about Ms Chyna if you are blac ;):)

  8. *Golf Clap*
    The extensive biographical summary of Blac Chyna and the Kardashians was insightful and depressingly accurate.

    Gary, thank you for this. I’m with Ray and Stan:
    Lighten up, Brett.

  9. Why do we continue to give these illiterate fake celebrities any time or space at all? What is wrong with us as a people that so many find this interesting??

  10. Classless piece of human trash, wasting oxygen and space. Another symptom of the collective dumbing down of the country.

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