Kourtney Kardashian ‘freaked out’ & acted ‘bratty’ in business class on a flight

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker head to the Broadway play ''Hadestown'' after dinner at The Polo Bar

Here are some photos of Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker out and about in New York in recent days. They were going to dinner, coming and going from the Greenwich Hotel, and preparing for SNL. I’m still enjoying them as a couple, and I even think they make a pretty sexy couple. Apparently, on their flight from LA to NYC, something happened. Travis lost his phone and Kourtney freaked the hell out. They were flying on Delta!!

It was flying hell in business class for Kourtney Kardashian, 42, on her Delta flight from Los Angeles to New York on Wednesday when the reality star frantically searched for a phone. The eldest Kardashian sister raised a stink when boyfriend Travis Barker, 45, dropped his phone between their business-class seats as the plane was departing the tarmac.

As the plane was taking off, Kardashian started “frantically searching” for the phone and demanded “five more minutes” when the flight attendant asked her to take her seat, a passenger on the flight told Page Six.

“She got into a bit of a kerfuffle and was quite bratty. She was not nice and was very much acting like a child,” they said. Barker remained in his seat and the flight attendant asked the “Keeping Up With the Kardashian” star to remain in hers, but “she was freaking out and kept saying, ‘give me five more minutes,’” the source said.

“[The phone] fell underneath one of those crazy reclining chairs in [business class]. She was the one looking for it, and he was not moving. She was in the aisle and was even bending over and using the light from her phone to search for it,“ the passenger told Page Six. They eventually retrieved Barker’s phone after the flight attendant spent “the next two hours… dismantling the chair,” the source said.

A source close to Kardashian, however, disagreed with the story, explaining, “it only took five minutes to dismantle! She didn’t ask for five more minutes, and the flight attendant felt so bad for rushing her, she apologized and made an announcement to help them on the flight. The passenger is exaggerating,” they claimed.

[From Page Six]

A few things. One, I don’t believe that Kourtney was behaving like an unhinged diva, just because if her behavior had been really bad, the sky marshal would have tazed her and that would be the story. Two, I bet she was freaking out partially because Travis has only flown a few times since overcoming his well-earned fear of flight. In 2008, he was one of only two survivors of a horrific plane crash and he didn’t fly for 13 years after that. He might even need a meditation app on his phone or something to help him fly, and that’s why Kourtney was acting like that. That would also explain why he wasn’t moving or doing anything – he was probably doing some deep-breathing exercise to calm himself as the plane took off. Third thing: I bet Travis has a million nude photos and videos of Kourtney on his phone. Kourt was probably freaking out at the thought of his phone being MIA for any length of time.

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker leave The Greenwich Hotel

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Bros says:

    Yah him not moving or looking for it says benzos to me!!!! 😂

    • Hell Nah! says:

      @Bros – 100% agree!

      If Kourtney was freaking out, I’m going with her fear of having all her nudie shots (and more?) discovered and exposed for all the world to see.

      • Jan90067 says:

        For crying out loud, most people have seen her nude (or at least 99% of her nude body in publications. WTH was she freaking out about?

        Who cares?

      • MarcelMarcel says:

        @JAN90067 I care. You can consent to having a photo or multiple photos of your body made public and then withhold consent on another images taken in a different context.
        I’m not even famous but in my early twenties there was a sex video made and shared without my consent or knowledge. I never got to see the video so I never got to find out who violated my trust. I can publicly shared naked photos and videos every day til I die. But it still doesn’t justify someone making sharing footage of me without my consent. The same principle would apply if I had consented to the video being made but not shared.

      • PinkestSlip says:

        @MarcelMarcel, I’m with you on this…despite the fact that I despise the Kardashians, they’re trash, they’re only famous because of a sex tape, and they’re trash, oh wait I said that. However, you’re right: NO ONE has the right to pick up someone’s phone and “decide” to release private things to the public. That’s way over the line. Mind you, the KarTrashians would do it to anyone if it would give them five minutes of fame…and @JAN90067 is right in one way: who the f*** cares, the KKK is trash. Yeah, I know…I’m repeating myself.

      • Tim Peterson says:

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      • observer says:

        Thanks for speaking common sense, Marcel. I don’t have to like Kourtney to understand why she would be so freaked out. I’ve had nudes of myself shared w/o my consent. It is not fun. And I’m not famous and don’t use social media. FFS

  2. Zen says:

    He is definitely dressing better, at least in these pics. He looks sleek and put together. So much better than those awful long shorts with white athletic socks and slides he used to wear. If Kourtney is responsible for that change, we can all be grateful.

    • L says:

      ooooh boy, but blink 182 c. early 90s to mid 2000s tho! bless them, that shit does look so silly now looking back

  3. D says:

    I find her useless but he was through a very traumatic event and has talked about how difficult it was for him to fly again. He most likely has some kind of mediation app or even one where they talk you through the take-off, explaining everything along the way. I was terrified of flying for years after one bad experience and the only thing that helped was a program I downloaded by a pilot who talks you through the whole process and explains how it all works. You listen to it while taking off and landing and it was so helpful. I also can’t imagine she would be having a full breakdown on a plane in front of her serious boyfriend who she knows is most likely already incredibly anxious about the flight.

    • ML says:

      I’m glad you found a helpful meditation program that helped with your fear of flying! I have to look into that for a family member.
      Whatever the truth about Kourtney freaking out is, Travis does indeed have a nasty history with fear of flying and I could totally see that he might use it during flight. Annoying for other passengers, but sort of understandable to me. Props to them for not taking a private plane.

    • observer says:

      I’ve flown hundreds of times in my life and have a terrible fear of flying no matter how many times i’ve done it (actually it got worse as i got older and the more i flew the worse it got. i’ve NEVER had a bad experience in the air, not even once)

      how would being talked through takeoff and landing actually help with a flying phobia?

  4. Smile says:

    He is really scary looking.

    • Tris says:

      Thank you for saying this. I had to double check my eyes when I saw the photo of him wearing a pointy dog collar and someone commented above how he is dressing better now. hahahaha

    • Cessily says:

      Are the tattoos covering burn scars? I read that somewhere. As someone who has severe panic attacks sitting silent while you are anything but inside is not unheard of.. I am often frozen in my panicked thoughts or flashbacks, and do not remember what was going on around me when I was spiraling as I call it. It amazes me he is flying again.

    • Barbie1 says:

      What do his past and present girlfriends see in him? I will never understand.

      • Songs (Or it didnt happen) says:

        Glad he’s a man so we can feel free to judge him by his appearance…… 🙄

      • HeatherC says:

        He’s amazingly talented. I met him at one of those concert meet and greets years ago and he was friendly and down to earth.

      • observer says:

        i agree with you Song…

        in before the “It’s Celebitchy!” comment. cause it is. but i still reserve my criticism of appearance for the sake of a bad appearance, which if this was, sure. but “Looks Scary” is a very loaded and coded phrase.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      To each her own but I think he’s hot. And I think they’re double hot together even though I’m not into all the PDA photos.

  5. mae says:

    Agree with all your points!

  6. Noki says:

    Dont most people send their nudes to a cloud or back up drive? And most phones these days are pretty useless to anyone other than the user.

    • Delphine says:

      I wish the person who just burglarized my apartment and stole my wallet and iPhone thought it was useless.

      • Noki says:

        Im sorry that happened to you! I meant that most phones particularly iphones are hard to crack with all the user securities in place.

  7. Ninks says:

    Really? I can perfectly believe she acted like a brat.

    Only about five per cent of flights have air marshals on board and even if there was one, what are the chances they would take an extremely famous, extremely wealthy white woman travelling in first class?

    • Jules says:

      Right? Everything about this story is believable.

      • HeyJude says:

        I disagree. It’s 2021, if a Kardashian was flipping their shit on a commercial flight we’d have 20 other passengers videoing it, uploading it to social media, and it would have gone viral before they landed.

  8. BrickyardUte says:

    To those who think he looks scary- I can understand your feelings. But then I watched him do a makeup tutorial with his ex-step daughter and he was so sweet and kind as she put three different foundations on his face to cover up the tattoo under his eye to demonstrate how to find your correct foundation shade. He clearly adores her and was doing it so she could get more followers ir for whatever reason. Just nice to see a good dad. 🙂

    • Stacy Dresden says:

      That is endearing!

    • Fortuona says:

      They are now engaged !!!!!!!!!!!!

      All his 3 kids were there for it

    • brubs says:

      I actually really don’t understand that in the year 2021 people are scared of those who have many tattoos and/or dress differently than “normal”

      Not even my grandma does that anymore

      • observer says:

        i don’t understand it either brubs. googled “tattoo statistics” because i heard them once, couldn’t remember the number:

        “36% of Americans between the age of 18 and 29 have at least one tattoo. 72% of adults with tattoos have tattoos that are usually hidden by clothing.”

        from historyoftattoos dot net

        let the pearl clutching continue

  9. Chaine says:

    He is a fragile soul and ultimately she is going to damage him further.

    • Fortuona says:

      They have known each other for years . It was his kids birthday last week and she posted pics of 5 of their kids hanging out 5 years ago

  10. minx says:

    “A source close to Kardashian” = PMK.

  11. Magick Wanda says:

    I can totally see her acting out and throwing a fit bc that entire family behaves as if they the world revolves around them. However, I think it’s possible that he did have an app on his phone to help him with the flight and, if that’s the case, I would have been a lunatic trying to get that phone, too.

    • ME says:

      He could have used her phone though…

      • BABSORIG says:

        @ME, why would her (Kourtney) phone have the same app that helps him (boyfriend) cop with his fear of flight if she has no flight phobia? I don’t care for the Kardashians but some comments on this thread are just unnecessarily cruel. I mean people writing “benzos”, “he looks horrible”, “he’s scary”, like, does insults like these even add anything to the discussion? Like they say, if you have nothing nice to say, maybe just hold your peace?

      • Meh says:

        The kardashian fan club is out doing some damage control I see.

      • Magick Wanda says:

        If you’re talking to me, I am def not a Kardashian fan in any sense of the word. What I am is willing to consider that, as a plane crash survivor, he may have had an app on his phone that helped him. Or possibly a recording of some kind. The fact that he sat still and stared while she searched tells me he was having anxiety and possibly fighting off a panic attack and that would be understandable given his history. Not a Kardashian fan, just trying to show compassion.

    • Ana170 says:

      Do they? I’ve never heard of them acting like brats. Most people who know them say they’re actually very nice. They fight with each other but not with others unless they’re protecting each other. Kanye and Caitlyn are the only ones who act like the world revolves around them and they’re both pretty much gone.

      • anniefannie says:

        Agreed! My bestie was staying at the same resort as the family ( minus Kim )
        at Palm Springs and ran into them eating at the restaurant and was struck by how excessively polite (including the children) they were….
        She’s very judgey so it stuck w/me

      • Songs (Or it didnt happen) says:

        Babsorig, agree. If Travis Barker were dating, for example, Claire Foy or Zendaya or anyone except a Kardashian, the story would be all about how she was being a supportive girlfriend and was so thankful to everyone for helping them find the phone.

        Not saying that the Kardashians have never done anything to deserve the ire or malice directed at them, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.

    • Magick Wanda says:

      @Songs I think I am being compassionate as I acknowledged she could have been looking for something to help Travis with the flight. PTSD is a horrible thing. I don’t think she would have caused a scene (per the witness, not per me) in front of him on a plane if she were not desperate for him to have his phone. I think the family is bratty but I think she cares for Travis and would not add to his trauma unless something truly had her frightened.

  12. Coco says:

    Anyone else surprised they weren’t in first class?

  13. Duch says:

    I’ve had this happen on one of those reclining seats on American. It took them about 10 minutes to disassemble and re-assemble. Not 2 hours.

    • Ana170 says:

      Yeah I doubt she held the plane up for two hours. No pilot would allow that. And if it were true, it’d be on major news outlets. We heard all about Stephen Amell from different sources and he isn’t half as famous.

    • Heat says:

      My son’s epi-pen was lost in the seat, and yes, it took 10 minutes, tops.

      And, given the amount of PDA those two put out there, I can only imagine what might be on his phone. I’d be pretty upset, too. If she’d had a total freak-out, melt-down, someone would have recorded it with their phone.

  14. Shanaynay says:

    She’s a useless twit!

  15. WithTheAmerican says:

    If they held the plane because she needed this chair dismantled to find his phone, she is a diva. The rest of us couldn’t do that in business or first. Even when we are panicked about flying.

    • Lex says:

      Not really true.

      A phone wedged in the seat is a safety risk: phones have been reported to catch on fire if they get trapped in the reclining mechanism of the chair. I’ve seen flight attendants disassemble chairs a few times to retrieve lost electronics.

  16. Ladybug says:

    So I actually lost my phone in one of those Delta seats. It took months for me to get the phone back. I understand Kourtney’s freak out.

    • Nicole r says:

      Yeah it literally says in the seat insert to alert a flight attendant if your phone gets stuck and not to try to retrieve it…bc if it reclines it will destroy the phone..

  17. ME says:

    The flight attendant felt bad ??? Wow this family always has to turn things around to make themselves the victims ! They do this with every failed relationship as well…whether it’s with an ex-boyfriend, ex-husband, ex-best friend, or ex-employee. This family is always so innocent righttttt.

  18. yokoohno says:

    I know ppl hate Kardashians for lots of valid reasons but I don’t see it here. Knowing his flight anxiety sounds like she was just being a good gf, esp that he wasn’t moving. I’ve been there and I could totally see my husband asking for more time to get me the phone and mediation app, those things really are helpful and I always struggled with meditation. Of course the flight attendant might have told us to f off as we’re regular ppl lol, but I totally understand her asking.

    Also I don’t think she was worried about nudes here at all, just Travis.

    And I actually don’t have a single tattoo or piercing, but I can appreciate it on other people. I think it’s crappy to call him scary looking, personally.

    I don’t even watch them (the Ks) or listen to him lol, but I sympathize with the anxiety.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      Yea, I’m with you on this. With his flight anxiety (I’m someone who has it-over 5 decades of life and have only taken plane trips 6 times) the people you are with know and understand you. Her freaking out would have made his anxiety higher.imo I don’t see nude photos being an issue..she’s appeared in public less than half dressed, to me. The dismantling/disassembling of seats is a curious tidbit. Things might be different now but I thought the seats were engineered in such a way for easy dismantling due to seat cushions being used as flotation devices in case of…events. I *might* have looked into that on a trip over water.

      There was a time in my life that all the tats would have scared me, his Shanna? on his throat still freaks me out, coming across some heavily tatted people who are very kind and charitable people helped remove my judgement. Except for Machine Gun Kelly-I’ll judge him for a lot.

      If this happened, a video would have been all over social media. Right now it’s Page Six-yikes. Desperate times calls for desperate faux stories.

      • Magick Wanda says:

        I agree, I don’t think nudes were the issue. She knew the phone wasn’t gone and she knew no one else had it. I don’t think she would have been in such a state over nudes, especially when he has a well known issue with flying that was probably not helped by Kourtney being upset. I think this really had to do with Travis needing that phone for the flight and Kourtney knowing that. I’m not a fan but I think she deserves the benefit of the doubt with this.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        It’s sad sometimes when you have to clarify about not needing to be a fan of a Kardashian to defend them. Sometimes it’s just logic. Having his phone was probably a security blankent for him. Her wanting to locate it (if there is a miniscule of truth to the story) was to help him. One of the times I’ll say video evidence or it’s not true with a Kardashian.

        You would really have to be a person of very high security level to detain a plane to dismantle a seat to find a phone. This I do know. Kourtney & Travis might be famous..their security levels aren’t enough to delay a plane for 2 hours. Nekkid pictures, partying or dinner somewhere don’t qualify. A bit of shame P6 put this story out. Not surprising. Kourtney seems like the most calm. Now, if it was drama between Khloe & baby Daddy…different story. Maybe.

  19. LoonyTunes says:

    So…she basically corroborated all the salient points of the story: the flight had to be delayed; and they had to use up time to dismantle the seat. And I’m annoyed the flight attendant allegedly apologized to HER for telling her to sit down during takeoff.

  20. BlueNailsBetty says:

    If she acted that way I’m sure someone would have whipped out their camera and videotaped it.

    • MarcelMarcel says:

      Totally! A Kardashian throwing on a flight on a public plane? At least one passenger would recorded it.

    • HeyJude says:


      Not just one person, every phone on that plane with a clear angle would have been taping them.

      I hate this toxic family but so do a lot of other people- that’s how I know 100% they would have been taped had it been bad.

    • Magick Wanda says:

      Excellent point.

  21. FancyCatsup says:

    It sounds to me like there’s a violent outburst or freak out on the regular on flights now and the flight attendants are pretty medicated themselves. If Kourtney wasn’t spitting or directly hurting someone else, they probably just let her do her thing.

    • Enny says:

      Actually, in my experience it’s the opposite. Flight attendants have hair-trigger responses to the smallest things. A man seated directly behind me was thrown off our flight for complaining that his tv wasn’t working, and was so quiet about it I never even heard the alleged confrontation taking place mere inches from my ears…

      • Ann says:

        Sometimes they can be very prickly. I’ve had varied experiences, but on one flight we had a bumpy landing (it was snowing) and one flight attendant kept yelling at someone to sit down….except everyone WAS sitting down. She was panicking because of the turbulence, it was odd. No one else was freaking out, just her. I think she needed to find a new line of work.

  22. april says:

    Kaiser’s analysis of the event makes perfect sense.

  23. Louise177 says:

    I believe the passenger source is exaggerating. He knew who Kourtney was but didn’t record video? The timing isn’t clear as to when they were looking for the phone. No airline is going to delay a flight for two hours for a phone. I’m sure some kind of report has to be done for such an extended delay. A phone wouldn’t be a good reason. A flight attendant has a job to do. They’re not going to take two hours, during a flight, to dismantle a chair.

  24. Mimi says:

    I can believe she acted like this lol

  25. JEM says:

    Side note: she has totally changed her style since they got together. It’s so weird when people do that – the other person obviously found them attractive enough to want to date them in the first place, so why change?

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ JEM, I agree, why has she changed her choices in dressing? Is she trying to be a rocker chick? Because as she is a grown adult, she can skip that trend. She should stay true to herself and look like her self. Otherwise it looks like she is playing a part.

  26. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Definitely phone content sent her over the edge lol. I can only imagine, and if I were her in that instant, I’d be freaking the frak out too.

  27. Case says:

    Honestly, I’d also be freaking out if I lost my phone between the seats as we were about to take off. I wouldn’t be mean to anyone about it, but I’d certainly be upset and ask for help finding it. This doesn’t sound strange to me.

  28. canichangemyname says:

    Meh, I wouldn’t be surprised if she got somewhat panicky and acted a bit bratty. And LOL who tases a famous, rich white woman? But I imagine the story is blown out of proportion. She always struck me as one of the more calm, less drama Kardashians. Nobody wants their cell phone lost on a plane; I’d probably panic too tbh.

  29. Katy says:

    There are placards and info in the pamphlets that say if you drop your phone in the seat to let a flight attendant know and not try to search in the seat yourself… was just looking at em yesterday. Maybe that’s why he remained seated.