After hopping on an early morning flight out of Chicago, LeAnn Rimes arrived back in Los Angeles on Friday morning to kick-off her birthday weekend festivities - and RadarOnline.com has the photos.
The super skinny starlet, who is turning 29-years-old on Sunday, tweeted on her way to the airport: "Love you Chi Town, but I'm headed back to the motherland LA for my bday w/ the fam & friends! Ahhh, I can't wait!"
Later, after the flight, LeAnn paid tribute to Richard Branson, whose Necker Island home recently went up in flames.
"Virgin Airlines is THE BEST there is! Richard Branson you are my hero. He made the flying experience enjoyable again. GENIUS!"