John Travolta Takes to Wild Blue Yonder
Plane buff John Travolta, who in June became an ambassador at large for Australia's Qantas Airlines to help promote air travel, flew his specially outfitted vintage Boeing 707 "Jett Clipper Ella" into Sydney on Friday on the first leg of a 35,000-mile, 10-country tour, reports Reuters. "After September 11, we decided it was better just to broaden the purpose of the trip and make it a friendship tour," the "Saturday Night Fever" and "Pulp Fiction" star told the news service. "When there's a situation like that, it's always good to see what else one can do." Travolta, 48, will be touring the world with his family -- actress wife Kelly Preston, 39, and their two children, son Jett, 10, and daughter Ella Bleu, 2. Their home will be the former Qantas plane, freshly painted and lavishly fitted with deep leather seats, double beds, dining rooms and a separate room for Jett. "I couldn't afford to do this if I didn't stay an actor," Travolta, a self-professed "airline geek," told Reuters in response to a question over whether he'd ever consider swapping his Screen Actors Guild membership for a permanent airline captain's job. "I love acting, and I love my job, but this is a dream. Sometimes two dreams come true."
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