The NFL's most famous fan is going to have to hustle to make the Super Bowl.
Taylor Swift attended playoff games in Kansas City, Buffalo and Baltimore to cheer on her boyfriend, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. She was there Sunday when the Chiefs beat the Baltimore Ravens 17-10 in the AFC championship game to advance to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas on Feb. 11.
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Making it to Las Vegas for the Super Bowl won't be so easy.
Swift will perform the fourth of four shows in her The Eras Tour in Tokyo on the Saturday night before the Super Bowl. Tokyo is 17 hours ahead of Las Vegas. Her concert is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. in Tokyo, and her shows on the tour have typically run between three and four hours. If it ends at 10 p.m. in Tokyo, that would be about 5 a.m. Saturday in Las Vegas.
It takes between 11 and 12 hours to fly from Tokyo to Las Vegas — Swift isn't flying commercial, so it's not like she's going through security and waiting at the gate — so physically making it to Las Vegas wouldn't be a problem. Swift could theoretically arrive sometime Saturday night. The game kicks off just after 3:30 p.m. PT on Sunday.
Then there's the question of whether Swift will want to make the trip. It would be a grueling week for her. She has shows in Tokyo on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Jumping on a plane right after her fourth show in four days for a 12-hour flight back to the United States for a football game — before flying to Australia for a concert the Friday after the Super Bowl — is a big ask.
But we know by now that Swift has made it to Chiefs games most of the season, and when she celebrates a big play by Kelce or any of his teammates, it usually makes the TV broadcast. That happened after Kelce scored against the Ravens on Sunday.
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Swift was also down on the field celebrating with Kelce after the game, giving him a big hug before the team accepted the AFC championship trophy.
American Airlines decided to have some fun with the Swift/Kelce story. The airline added a Kansas City to Las Vegas flight for the Super Bowl. The flight number there is 1989, Swift's birth year and the name of one of her albums. The return flight number is 87, Kelce's jersey number.
American Airlines created a flight from KC to LV for the Super Bowl. Flight number: 1989. And a return flight from LV to KC. Flight number: 87. pic.twitter.com/DVkS7OPfz9
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We'll see if she decides to make it to Vegas for the Super Bowl and cheer on Kelce. If she does, we know CBS will find her during the broadcast.