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Elizabeth Banks and Sofia Vergara Will Not Be Caught Snoozing on a Plane

April 7, 2014 at 11:31 AM | by | ()

This morning, a cryptic tweet by Elizabeth Banks (Hunger Games, 30 Rock, Modern Family) highlighted what is definitely a #celebtravelproblem:

A few weeks ago, Banks' Modern Family co-star faced a similar situation while napping on set. Sofia Vergara took pains to prevent any sleeping photos of her from leaking, by placing a napkin over her face. The concept only half-worked, as her co-stars turned it into an Instagram opportunity (above) which then ended up as a DailyMail article, but at least her snoozing face literally stayed out of the picture.

Although the threat of candid, unflattering photos while traveling is mostly a concern of celebrities, it's something airlines are aware of when designing premium class seats. Think of American Airlines' new First Class seats on the A321s between New York and Los Angeles. Instead of being arranged in highly visible rows of pairs, the celeb-favorite cabin is now all individual seats, and fewer at that, each with direct aisle and window access. Simply sleeping on your side keeps your face away from potential amateur paparazzi, sans the need for Vergara's napkin.

The next frontier for in-flight privacy between both coasts will arrive this June, when JetBlue introduces their Mint suites, four of which come complete with a sliding door for as much privacy as one could hope for on a transcontinental flight.

[Photos: Instagram, Twitter]

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