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Who Wants To Buy Paris Hilton's Boarding Pass?

August 31, 2009 at 8:54 AM | by | ()

Picture this: You sit down in your Air Pacific business class seat on your flight from New Zealand to Fiji. You open up your in-flight magazine and a boarding pass falls out. But not just any boarding pass: this one belonged to Paris Hilton, who was sitting in your very seat not too long ago.

This is exactly what happened for a Kiwi named Phil, who took home the unexpected bookmark, verified that it was legitimate, and then put it up for auction on New Zealand auction site Trade Me, with the description "This is a bit weird, but someone may want it". Much to his surprise—being self-confessed ignorant about quite how famous Paris Hilton is—the boarding pass started getting a heap of bids, at which point Phil decided to donate the proceeds of the sale to charity.

With the auction finishing up in the early hours of this morning (US time), the final bid was for NZ$710 ($485). We think that's a bargain, although we probably wouldn't have bid on it ourselves. Would you be willing to pay for a piece of celeb travel history? Let us know in the comments!

Related Stories:
· Paris Hilton's Boarding Pass On Trade Me [Stuff.co.nz]
· Paris Hilton Coverage [Jaunted]

[Photo: TradeMe]

Archived Comments:

I know the guy who bought this

The guy who bought this lives in Nelson, New Zealand, he is a jeweller and is name is Glen James. He has been doing quite a bit of press here in New Zealand due to his purchase.

I'm happy it was the boarding pass

and not something fount in lavatory. I don't understand why someone is willing to buy such rubish.

Up for Sale again

The guy who bought this first time round is selling the boarding pass on ebay, "The new auction, which Mr Tomlinson is in the process of organising, will have no reserve and he will donate all proceeds to IHC and the Child Cancer Foundation." http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/2847932/Paris-Hilton-ticket-up-for-grabs-again