Oh, so THIS is how Rory paid for all her flights to London during “Gilmore Girls”
As a one-time struggling freelance writer, while watching Gilmore Girls: A Year in in the Life, every time Rory got on a flight to London I practically screamed at my television, “HOW IS RORY AFFORDING THESE FLIGHTS TO LONDON?”
Flights to London are expensive, I know this because I looked them up the other day because I was so frustrated with Rory Gilmore. And while, yes, sometimes freelancing means you’ve got to get up and go to follow the story, traveling on a freelancer’s salary does not mean, “I think I’ll go to London tomorrow.” That is absurd. Girl, aren’t you also you paying for your healthcare out of pocket, too? Do we need to talk about your spending?
Thankfully, I’m not the only one out there completely befuddled with Rory’s banking account. TVLine is also pretty confused about Rory’s jet setting lifestyle, and in a new interview with Gilmore Girls showrunner, Amy Sherman-Palladino, she explains just how Rory was flying across the Atlantic every other week.
“A lot of it was points,” ASP explains. “When you travel that much you have points. She’s flying economy. She’s flying JetBlue on a deal. And she’s using her points.”
Oh. Points. Um, okay? TBH, I fly a lot as it is, and I actually cashed in all my JetBlue points not that long ago to fly from Boston, Massachusetts to…Buffalo, New York. But like, Buffalo and London are basically the same thing.
Pushing our point related questions aside, ASP continues that while they were writing the new Gilmore Girls episodes they didn’t put much thought into where Rory’s money was coming from. She just had it.
“We didn’t really focus on money because, quite frankly, I don’t think anyone’s worried that Rory is going to starve. Between Emily Gilmore, Lorelai Gilmore… Logan… there were so many [well-off] people in her life that would’ve made sure she didn’t fall through the cracks.”
And it also looks like they made sure she got a cushy window seat on every transatlantic flight, too.