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Relax, Swifties. Tay-Tay is safely in Las Vegas in time for the Super Bowl. Here’s how she did it.

There was much panic in Swiftyland over whether Taylor would make it from Tokyo to Las Vegas in time to see BF Travis Kelce play in the Super Bowl. Turns out it wasn’t such a big deal after all thanks to modern aviation and time zones.

Tay-Tay had two private jets, each with different range capability, She’s down to just one now, having sold her Dassault Falcon 900 for US$40 million. She still has the Dassault Falcon 7X, which she’s been using between gigs on the Eras tour.

As good as that jet is, it wasn’t enough to get her from Tokyo to Vegas. She had to lease a Bombardier Global 6000 (made in Canada!) from Vista Jet, which bills itself as “the first and only global private aviation company.” The Bombardier ride is capable of nonstop flights taking up to 17 hours.

There was really never any doubt she would make the transpacific flight. The Japanese government promised that she’d get out of Toyko (HND) on time. She’s had the best private business jet in the business. There’s a 17-hour time difference between Tokyo and Las Vegas in her favour. And the weather was so good (nice jet stream action) that the flight was about an hour shorter than scheduled.

The Football Era–I sh*t thee not, the codename of the jet–raced across the Pacific and touched down in Los Angeles at 6:34 PT last night (Saturday). Yes, LA. Private et parking at LAS seems to be a problem, so other arrangements were made to get from LAX to LAS. Fans and news sites were tracking it all the way despite Tay-Tay’s legal team threatening to do bad things to people who did so.

Anyone want to talk carbon footprints? No? Just so you know, private jets emit 10X the pollutants as commercial aircraft. Just sayin’.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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