Kate Gosselin Is Taking The Kids Down Under To Australia For New Year's!

Wed, December 29, 2010 4:40pm EST by 28 Comments

Kate Gosselin and her eight kids are flying first-class to ring in the New Year in Australia. Too bad they have to be back at school on January 4!

Kate Gosselin has packed up her eight children — 10-year-old twins Cara and Mady and 6-year-old sextuplets Joel, Collin, Aaden, Hannah, Leah, and Alexis — and her ever-present bodyguard Steve Nield and is flying the friendly skies across the world to Australia, according to RadarOnline,. The reality TV stars are traveling in style, sitting in the first class section, which would help to ease the pain of the 22-hour flight. And lucky for Kate, 35, TLC is picking up the tab — we calculated that the first-class flights for them all cost a whopping $140,926, according to Qantas — which makes us think that this is little more than a publicity stunt instead of a fun family vacation.

“Kate and the kids flew-out just before midnight last night in what will be a staggered trip to Australia and New Zealand,” a source tells the website. “The kids are excited about visiting both Australia and New Zealand.”

The kids want to live with their dad Jon

But what they’re probably not so thrilled about is the fact that, according to the blog Small Town Gosselins, they have to be back at school on January 4. Take it from us, the 22-hour flight isn’t worth it, unless you’re going to spend a few weeks Down Under. To fly down there and right back is just insane!

Those poor kids are going to be totally jetlagged when they get back to school. And that’s not exactly the best way to kick off the new year. The kids are already having behavioral problems (with two of them being expelled from school), and a bad case of jetlag is only going to make it worse! It seems to us that yet again, Kate and the network are putting the show ahead of the kids best interests.

Kate won’t talk to Jon’s girlfriend

Considering that the ratings for Kate Plus Eight have been dropping, this seems like a desperate ploy by the network to get people to tune in to see the kids holding a koala. I think it would be much more beneficial to the kids to spend their holiday break at home in Pennsylvania, so they can return to school refreshed and ready to learn. What do you think HollyMoms?

–Amy L. Harper

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Barb

Posted at 12:46 PM on January 6, 2011  

I flew to Australia last year and let me tell you, it is brutal. Even though I flew business class the flight was very very long and it took me three days to get over my jet lag. And we have to remember that the kids are not on vacation but instead are working so they will have little if any time to rest and recover.

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mimi tholsted

Posted at 9:50 PM on January 4, 2011  

This is a very very hard and long flight…..wauh it is toomuch for the kids …..

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Ang

Posted at 1:45 PM on January 4, 2011  

When will TLC realize that their vacation shows are boring. That is why I stopped watching. Most of the recent shows were about them being on vacation and it is boring watching them tour one tourist attraction after another.

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Kat

Posted at 10:36 AM on January 2, 2011  

STOP PAYING ATTENTION TO HER AND MAYBE SHE WILL GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!! In 10 years, we’ll have to watch her teen daughter try to be pop stars, or pull a Bristol Palin, but, in the meantime the Gosselin gravy train would grind to a halt.

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Jack

Posted at 5:32 PM on December 31, 2010  

does anyone know their schedule while in Australia?

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Lily

Posted at 8:22 AM on December 31, 2010  

Well, someone’s got to keep mama in hooker heels and spray tans. I thought there were laws to protect children from working in sweat shops ~ Guess this judge in PA had his pockets lined with TLC’s large wallet.

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carol

Posted at 6:54 PM on December 30, 2010  

I think that it is great. the kids will be just fine to go to school. Kate is a good Mother, why does everone run her down? This is a great trip and the kids will enjoy it. I traveled with my parents and slept in the back of the car and got up and went to school the next day. I really feel you people are very jealous and nasty. Give the women a break she takes them everywhere she can and no matter what anyone says she is doing the best she can.

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Maggie

Posted at 7:46 PM on December 30, 2010  

She only takes them ANYWHERE if TLC is filming and paying. Take a look at all the tabloid photos taken in their hometown. She’s always alone – at the spa, shopping, tanning, etc. Never been photographed doing anything fun with the kids locally unless a TLC camera is nearby filming it.

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Lily

Posted at 8:23 AM on December 31, 2010  

Carol, with all due respect, YOU my dear are a fool!

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Tams

Posted at 12:53 PM on January 2, 2011  

Of course they will enjoy this trip more than Alaska. This time the film crew will be focusing ONLY on Kate. No competition from Sarah!!! I hope in Chris – the only Pap that takes pics of Kate at home, spends his time in the next two weeks traveling to Maryland to get photos of MRS. NEILD!!! That is a ROL scoop I would read for sure!!!

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platypus

Posted at 1:40 PM on December 30, 2010  

Really, $140,00? It costs $15k a person in first class? Ummm I highly doubt that!

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platypus

Posted at 1:42 PM on December 30, 2010  

What a waste of money to transport that no talent nothing just to pimp out her whiny kids!

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Kathy

Posted at 3:10 PM on December 30, 2010  

Go to the Qantas website and look it up. It really is that expensive!

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Kim

Posted at 11:30 AM on January 2, 2011  

The $140,000 no doubt includes the crew from TLC, the 2 teenage sitters, extra luggage fees, etc.

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Seana74

Posted at 9:54 PM on December 29, 2010  

Amy, you may think it is “more beneficial” for the kids to be at home over the holiday break, but you are NOT their parent, so you have no say. Same with Holly Moms or whatever you call yourselves. The decision rests with Kate. Parents make decisions everyday for our kids. Often we won’t know until much later how our decisions will pan out. Luckily for us, we don’t all have to subject our parenting to a group vote!

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Starz22

Posted at 1:47 AM on January 5, 2011  

Seana?? You really think that its better for the kids to be WORKING,rather than being home,enjoying thier time off from school partaking in holiday traditions?Kate claimes to be christian right?What about kates claimes of baking cookies and getting ready for christmas?
The kids to kates OWN addmission are having a very hard time dealing with all the “pressure”.What pressures do you think 6 year olds should have?Kate is the one making her kids WORK to support a lifestyle she thinks she’s entitled too.Kate is the one putting her kids in the spotlight…kate is the ONE putting the pressure on the kids.Why cant kate get a tv job WITHOUT the kids working also? Thats right! Without the kids…kate is worth nothing!No one gives a rats ass about kate.
Kate cares only about herself.

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peggy

Posted at 6:21 PM on December 29, 2010  

Leave this poor woman alone for christs sake. Someone has to support these kids.

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Maggie

Posted at 11:02 PM on December 29, 2010  

Sadly, she can’t support them without making them work right along side of her. Where is Twist of Kate?

We are seeing the destruction of eight kids before our eyes. It’s unheard of. Guess you can say they’re making TV history.

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Linda

Posted at 8:30 PM on December 30, 2010  

No, the kids are supporting HER.

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Elsa

Posted at 8:48 AM on December 31, 2010  

So who says they have to live in a mansion on 20+ acres, with a full retinue of nannies and servants? Their old house was perfectly fine for a family of that size, and Kate could be earning a very good income as a nurse.

Mind you, that income wouldn’t keep her in faux boobs and hooker heels, but her kids would probably be better off.

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CommonSense

Posted at 1:48 PM on January 2, 2011  

Kate can get a nursing job again (although I wouldn’t trust her as my nurse as I have heard those horror stories also) and Jon has another job. So, there ya go, that’s how they would be supported not by working for themselves. Six and ten year olds shouldn’t have to have a job. Kate needs to give custody to Jon so they can possibly have a normal childhood and forget about the memories from their abusive mother.

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Zilly

Posted at 5:51 PM on December 29, 2010  

TLC is going to squeeze every drop of publicity out of the Gosselins until there is nothing left. It’s way too much traveling to have to be back by the 4th, betcha they aren’t back by then, she will send in the excuse to the school saying that the kids were “working”.

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dessertgirl

Posted at 5:47 PM on December 29, 2010  

I hope that it is a smooth trip because all 8 plus K get air sick.

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spencer hater

Posted at 5:07 PM on December 29, 2010  

I would rather sit next those 8 monsters than Nasty Kate!

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dessertgirl

Posted at 5:46 PM on December 29, 2010  

She won’t be back in time for school to resume. She is staying until the middle of Jan. Yes, it is a long flight. I did it years ago when flying was luxurious and with a well-behaved six and a half year old.

What a nightmare that trip will be for the other passengers. Kate is known to taking drugs and booze and waking up at the end of the trip. She acts like she is traveling alone and the staff, crew will take care of her kids while she and Steve join the mile high club.

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JENSPAL

Posted at 5:04 PM on December 29, 2010  

Well of course TLC is picking up the tab! Kate NEVER pays for anything yet she cries poor mouth. It’s all about the freebies for the greedy woman. The headlines should start reading “TLC takes the kids to Philly, Australia, NYC, etc”. I feel badly for the children who won’t be able to spend any time with their father until mid-January because mommy dearest is making them work. Kate is REALLY getting desperate here! Side note: anyone still doubting that she’s sleeping with the body guard? Isn’t he from New Zealand or Australia? Maybe he’s taking her to meet the parents LOL

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Kathy

Posted at 4:56 PM on December 29, 2010  

How completely annoyed would you be if you paid $18,000 for a first-class ticket and had to share your cabin with 8 out of control kids and their sullen mother.

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lacey

Posted at 7:23 AM on December 30, 2010  

Very annoyed.

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