- JetBlue flight from LAX to New York City was already running behind schedule
- It was claimed it had been given priority to land because of a ‘friend’ on board
- That person, it is understood, was a competition winner called Katie Roberts
- Plane arrived 10 minutes early, despite take-off being delayed by half an hour
Ryan Seacrest has found himself in the middle of a storm surrounding delayed flights into JFK Airport.
A JetBlue flight from LAX to New York City on Tuesday was already running behind schedule, but it has been claimed it was given priority to land because of a special someone on board.
That person, according to Page Six, was Katie Roberts who had won a competition to meet the 43-year-old host.
Ryan Seacrest (pictured with Kim Kardashian) has found himself in the middle of a storm surrounding delayed flights into JFK Airport
JetBlue flight 424 had took off around half an hour late but a member of the flight crew announced over the intercom they would land ahead of schedule because of a ‘friend’ they had on board.
Fellow passengers cheered and applauded Roberts for the special treatment the Airbus A321 was given by air-traffic control.
In spite of the delay, it landed at 8.10pm, having originally been scheduled to land at 8.20pm.
But a baffled representative for Seacrest told Page Six: ‘No one involved with New Year’s Rockin’ Eve that we checked with is aware of this person or any related promotion.’