How Taylor Swift Made It to Super Bowl 58: Explaining Flight Time from Tokyo to Las Vegas

Taylor Swift will be flying across the world to attend Super Bowl 58 and watch her boyfriend, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, play in the big game.

Taylor Swift is one of the most popular musical artists in the world. Even in the midst of her wildly successful Eras Tour, the superstar will not miss out on watching her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, play in Super Bowl 58.

How Will Taylor Swift Make It to the Super Bowl?

Swift and Kelce have garnered much media attention as their romance has taken off throughout this NFL season.

Swift was able to support her boyfriend at many of his games throughout the final stretch of the season, as her Eras Tour was on a break. But starting on Feb. 7, she went back on the road.

Complicating matters further is that Swift performed in Tokyo on Saturday, Feb. 10 — the day before the Super Bowl in Las Vegas.

A flight from Tokyo to Las Vegas takes roughly 12 hours. For those in the Eastern Time zone, the time in Tokyo is 14 hours ahead. For those in Las Vegas and the Pacific Time zone, Tokyo is 17 hours ahead.

The massive time gap can often lead to confusion, particularly those who travel there by going west. That means crossing the international date line, the point at which the time zones stop going backward and instead jump a day forward. Because of that, Tokyo is often a day ahead of most American cities.

Swift’s concert began at 6 p.m. Japan Standard Time. On average, her concerts last between three hours and 15 minutes and three hours and 30 minutes. That would mean Swift’s concert would end approximately at 9:30 p.m. Japan Standard Time.

Assuming she could hop on a plane a couple of hours after the conclusion of the concert and fly directly to Vegas, she would land in Sin City 12 hours later, which would be around 6 p.m. PT on Saturday, Feb. 10.

That would mean Swift would have about a full day before the start of the Super Bowl to get adjusted and get to the big game. Even if she flew into L.A. and then traveled to Vegas, she would still have plenty of time.

On Feb. 2, the Embassy of Japan spoke out to confirm that yes, it is possible for the singer to make it to the Super Bowl.

“If she departs Tokyo in the evening after her concert, she should comfortably arrive in Las Vegas before the Super Bowl begins,” the embassy said in a statement filled with puns from Swift’s discography shared to Instagram.

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“We wanted to confirm that anyone concerned can be Fearless in knowing that this talented performer can wow Japanese audiences and still make it to Las Vegas to support the Chiefs when they take the field for the Super Bowl wearing Red,” the statement concluded.

Gracie Hunt, daughter of Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt, told People on Saturday that Swift will attend the big game.

“She’s coming!” Hunt told People. “We’re excited.”

On Saturday, fans and aviation journalists identified what they believed to be Swift’s private jet, which arrived at LAX in Los Angeles from Haneda Airport in Tokyo shortly after 3:30 p.m. local time.

Her transportation plans onward to Las Vegas have yet to be revealed. Regardless, Swift will be in attendance at the big game to cheer on Kelce.

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