April 23, 2024
Taylor Swift has already logged loads of miles touring the world on her record-breaking Eras Tour, and she or he may quickly add over 5,500 extra on a one-way journey.

That’s assuming the pop star makes the journey from the stage in Tokyo, the place she’ll be acting on Feb. 10, to Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas to look at boyfriend Travis Kelce and the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs play within the Tremendous Bowl the next day.

With the Chiefs taking down the Baltimore Ravens within the AFC Championship Recreation on Sunday, Kansas Metropolis can be making its fourth Tremendous Bowl look in 5 years. The Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers within the marquee matchup at 6:30 p.m. ET on Feb. 11.

It’s truthful to determine Swift will attempt to attend, contemplating she’s been an everyday presence at Kelce’s video games for the reason that two debuted their relationship within the fall. However the journey schedule to catch the season finale can be a grind.

With a nighttime present to shut 4 days in Japan, Swift should hustle to get throughout the Pacific Ocean and again to the states in time for kickoff.

So, can she make it?

In brief, sure. The 17-hour time distinction works in her favor and means Swift may get to Las Vegas with loads of time to spare.

However there are issues, resembling climate patterns and the crowded Las Vegas airports on Tremendous Bowl weekend, that would think about.

Right here’s the way it would possibly work.

Swift performs 4 reveals on the Tokyo Dome in Japan on consecutive nights from Feb. 7-10 earlier than heading to Australia for reveals beginning Feb. 16. Doorways open at 4 p.m. native time for her Tokyo live performance, with the present beginning at 6 p.m. She usually opens her set about two hours after the scheduled begin time. Nonetheless, no openers have been introduced for her Tokyo tour dates, that means she may go on shut to six p.m.

Assuming that’s the case, and together with her live shows lasting roughly three and a half hours, she would wrap the present round 9:30 p.m.

If she leaves from Haneda Airport, which is the closest airport to the Tokyo Dome at a roughly 25-minute drive, with further time to account for live performance site visitors and flight check-in, Swift may then be wheels as much as Las Vegas an hour later.

In response to Enterprise Insider, Swift has two multimillion-dollar non-public jets — a Dassault Falcon 7X and a Dassault Falcon 900 — that have been closely used throughout the U.S. leg of her Eras Tour.

Falcon lists its 900LX mannequin as having a spread of 4,750 nautical miles. The 7X mannequin has an extended vary of 5,906 nautical miles. The space between Haneda Airport and Las Vegas’ Harry Reid Worldwide Airport, situated close to Allegiant Stadium, is 4,821 nautical miles (5,548 miles). So, for this train, it could make sense for Swift to go for the 7X.

An account supervisor at Paramount Enterprise Jets — which affords worldwide non-public jet constitution flights, together with on the 7X, however will not be affiliated with Swift’s plans — estimated the journey from Haneda Airport to Harry Reid Worldwide Airport would take about 10 to 10 1/2 hours on that plane.

Meaning Swift may go away at 10:30 p.m. in Tokyo and, due to the time change, arrive round 4 p.m. in Las Vegas on Feb. 10, a full day earlier than the sport.

Nonetheless, the account supervisor, who requested to not be named as a result of they weren’t licensed to talk publicly, mentioned that as of Friday, there have been no slots out there to land in Las Vegas throughout Tremendous Bowl weekend.

“I’ve 4 purchasers who needed to fly in for the Tremendous Bowl and we needed to cancel their journeys as a result of no one is ready to get the correct occasions to land in Las Vegas,” the account supervisor mentioned.

“The best way that I obtained it defined by operators is that (they) don’t have any extra availability at any of the Las Vegas airports that may obtain a jet, whether or not it’s non-public or whether or not it’s business. Once I say business, that’s somebody renting an airplane to fly,” the account supervisor continued.

The Paramount Enterprise Jets account supervisor mentioned the plans must have been in place “probably a few months in the past” to make sure the slots to land or depart in Las Vegas that weekend.

“We all know it’s going to be busy,” Harry Reid Worldwide Airport spokesperson Melissa DeFrank mentioned. “We’ve been making ready for it for fairly some time now, however … Tremendous Bowl weekend is all the time busy in Las Vegas. We’re fairly well-prepared to deal with plenty of site visitors.”

Airways are additionally making ready for a surge in demand. American Airways even coded their flights in honor of the Chiefs and Swift. American added seven direct flights from Feb. 8-13 arriving at both Harry Reid Worldwide Airport or Kansas Metropolis Worldwide Airport. Three of these are No. 15, named for Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who wears jersey No. 15. Two are No. 1989, a nod to Swift’s chart-topping album. One is No. 87 — Kelce’s jersey quantity — and one other is 1521, a mix of Mahomes and security Mike Edwards’ jersey numbers.

“The joy surrounding this 12 months’s sporting occasions has by no means been higher,” American Airways mentioned in an announcement. “You can say that after (Sunday’s) video games, we’re in our soccer period, and we’re thrilled to offer direct flights from Kansas Metropolis to Las Vegas. To our clients who’re large sports activities followers, look what you made us do.”

It’s unclear whether or not Swift would nonetheless be capable to land in Las Vegas. An e-mail to her publicist relating to the plans was not instantly returned.

Even when Swift is unable to land in Las Vegas, nevertheless, she may fly into Los Angeles — to both LAX or Van Nuys Airport — and drive the remainder of the best way.

In that situation, the flight could be roughly 45 minutes shorter to Los Angeles, that means a flight of about 9 hours and 45 minutes. So Swift may theoretically make it to L.A. and thru customs round 3:30 p.m. native time.

A drive from LAX to Allegiant Stadium takes 4 to 5 hours, relying on stops and site visitors. In that situation, she’d nonetheless get to Vegas by 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 10, with a number of time for pregame actions.

Or much-needed sleep.


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