Even Leonardo DiCaprio Isn’t ‘King of the World’ at TSA Checkpoints

Jan 19, 2019

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Flying private and forgoing large airports altogether help celebrities stay out of the public eye when traveling. And if they do have to fly commercial, there’s ways to go to the airport without being seen by not much more than a few TSA officers and airline staff — like with The Private Suite at LAX.

But just because someone’s a celebrity doesn’t mean they’re supposed to get special treatment from the government.

After attempting to put the kibosh on his private jet habit for environmental reasons, Leonardo DiCaprio was seen checking in with JetBlue at New York’s JFK for a likely flight in Mint, presumably back to Los Angles (LAX) where he resides.

Leo, however, is just like the rest of us, and had to go through the motions at JFK’s Terminal 5 TSA security checkpoint.

The Oscar winning actor is known for his efforts to stay disguised while in public, usually by wearing sunglasses and baseball caps that cover half his face. And this time was no different, with a black hoodie and baseball cap pulled over his face it’s hard to tell that it’s not a just any other regular dude, but an A-list celebrity.

DiCaprio, along with his girlfriend Camila Morrone, was escorted to what appears to be the front of the TSA PreCheck or Priority security line by a JetBlue employee. This TSA security worker surely wasn’t slacking though, despite the fact that he hasn’t been paid since the government shutdown began on Dec. 22.

But because of DiCaprio’s shrouded mug, the TSA officer holds the actor after he tried to get by just by showing his ticket. The officer asks DiCaprio for his ID and to remove his cap and hood to verify his identity. After a few looks up and down, and possibly realizing who he was talking too, the officer lets DiCaprio by.

No Leo, you’re no “King of the World” anymore. We just hoped you paid for your flight with the right credit card.

Featured image by Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.

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