Private Jet Flights to Super Bowl LVI
February 14, 2022
Clever television commercials and flashy halftime shows may come to mind when you think about the annual Super Bowl. However, at Flexjet, we are anticipating all the big and small travel details and how to help our Owners arrive and depart from the host city’s airports as quickly as possible. That’s because one of the most-watched events and the biggest football game of the year is also one of the heaviest private jet fly-ins of the year.
While some private jet travel companies plan concerts and recruit celebrities to attend, Flexjet focuses on our valued Owners and provides them with the unmatched service they have come to rely on us for – getting them to where they want to go quickly, safely, and in style.
The Super Bowl “Returns”
When the Bengals and the Rams rumble on Feb. 13, 2022, it will be the first major sporting event to return to full in-person celebratory events since the start of the pandemic. In fact, experts are predicting that 150,000 tourists will descend on the host city Los Angeles, Calif. Most of the air traffic flying in to LA for the game is from private aviation and the most popular jets are Gulfstream aircraft and Challengers.
At Flexjet, we are seeing similar enthusiasm from our Owners. Flight activity for the big game has returned to pre-pandemic Super Bowl levels, although we are seeing a trend of fewer people in each jet. That is, of course, one of the perks of truly flying privately. Your private jet service only includes the people you invite.
Red Label by Flexjet Service at The Super Bowl
As we typically do for this major football game, Flexjet deploys a team of experts from nearly every department to our Flexjet private terminals or preferred FBO in the host city. This year we will deploy two teams – one to our Flexjet Van Nuys (VNY) Airport private terminal and another to the Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) at our preferred FBO. This special services team operates much like a pit crew when an Owner’s jet lands – unloading luggage, assisting with fuel, helping to escort the Owner’s transportation – whatever is needed to get them moving as quickly as possible to their intended destination.
Safety and Convenience
Just as the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) and the National Football League have spent months working side by side to assure the event is safe, Flexjet has also been planning. The new stadium in Los Angeles just happens to be in the flight path of the city’s major airport – Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). What we learned is that the FAA will be instituting no-fly zones in a 10-nautical mile radius over the stadium for two hours before and one hour after the game for safety reasons.
But the unintended result of this zone, also called a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR), are long delays at LAX for those trying to arrive close to game time and for those trying to leave immediately after the festivities. Flexjet has been sharing this intelligence with its Owners and proposing alternate airports, dates and times to depart to avoid these types of delays.
What’s the best private jet to take to the Super Bowl?
It all depends on where you are coming from. But Flexjet has them all, whether you are making a short trip from Napa to Los Angeles or a longer cross-country trip from New York to Los Angeles we have jet travel options to accommodate. For more details on Flexjet’s aircraft fleet, which includes the Phenom 300, Praetor 500, Challenger 350, Gulfstream G450, and the Gulfstream G650, see our jet collection page on our website. Or contact us for more details on how you can learn more about becoming a Flexjet Owner yourself.