Here’s How Rory Supposedly Could Afford All of That Intercontinental Airfare on Gilmore Girls

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In Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, we are reintroduced to Rory as a hapless, down-on-her-luck journalist with a bank account too skimpy to buy underwear. She can, however, apparently afford to pay for countless flights to London for "research" and visits to her engaged paramour, Logan. Anyone who's skimmed Travelocity of late might bang their heads against a wall and wonder, um, how?! Well, Gilmore mastermind Amy Sherman-Palladino has an answer for you, though, much like those infamous last four words, there's no promises it's a satisfying one. Pressed by TV Line, Sherman-Palladino explained, "A lot of it was points. 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." So given that JetBlue doesn't actually have flights to England ... well, that must've been one heckuva deal. Sherman-Palladino also reasoned that if it seems like Rory's financial realities weren't paid much attention, right on! "We didn’t really focus on money because, quite frankly, I don’t think anyone’s worried that Rory is going to starve," she said. "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." So, now that Rory's glaring privilege has been explained by her maker, can one of her fine benefactors please buy the woman some delicates?