Woman Commutes by Plane Every Week to Get to Her Internship Because it’s Cheaper than Renting

A woman has gone viral after revealing that she super-commutes by plane for her internship to avoid expensive east-coast rent.

Sophia Celentano went viral on TikTok after revealing that she flies every week for her internship as it costs less than renting in New Jersey.

“My initial instinct when I got the internship offer from Ogilvy was to commute because it was only one day in the office that I needed to be in person,” she told the Insider.

“And from my perspective, I didn’t really see it worth getting a really expensive place by the office if I was only needing to be there for eight hours of the week. I guess I never really saw super-commuting as a daunting thing.”

Sophia said every week, all the interns get together on the same day for the lunch and learn event. She had to fly twice in her first week because of the orientation session.

Describing her routine on the day of travel, Sophia said, “When I first started, I’d get up at like 3 a.m. to get ready for the plane ride, but now I wake up around 3:30 a.m. or 3:45 a.m. I do my makeup and hair first, put on my business casual outfit, and then I get my bag ready. I usually pack a lunch, some comfortable clothes, and then bring a coffee to go.”

She said she is splitting her time between Charleston (where her parents live) and Richmond, Virginia (where her boyfriend lives) this summer.

According to Sophia, when she is at home in Charleston, she will either drive to the airport herself or one of her parents will drop her off.

“I usually end up leaving around 4:30 a.m. to get to the airport around 5 a.m., and I have TSA PreCheck so the airport security line really only takes five to 10 minutes. I’m usually at my gate by around 5:15 a.m., which is exactly when boarding starts,” she said.

After boarding the two-hour flight from Charleston to Newark, Sophia spends most of her time editing videos for her TikTok and YouTube channels. 

She said during her morning commute, she often takes the whole row to herself and takes a power nap.

“My morning flight often lands about 15 minutes early. Then I either call an Uber right away or just wait for the traffic to die out and call another one within 20 minutes,” she told the outlet.

“I get to the office usually around 8:30 or 8:45 a.m., and that’s when I start my full 9-to-5 workday. It can be a tiresome commute, but I think it’s worth it.”

She also detailed her super-commute day in one of her viral videos on TikTok and people in the comment section had different things to say to her.

@sophiacelentano48

I spoke too soon y’all my flight home was cancelled tonight EWR is a MESS rn💀posting this en route to LGA bc we had to book another flight lol #fyp #foryou #summerinternship #supercommuter #marketingintern #summerintern

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“mother earth is crying,” one wrote.

“I don’t even have the motivation to go to work 10 minutes away from my house,” a second said.

“I log onto Microsoft teams late, this is impressive,” a third added.

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