PEOPLE – Will Taylor Swift be at the Super Bowl to see her boyfriend and Travis Kelce perform? A question that seems to only concern the singer but her romance with the Kansas City Chiefs player makes her fans so happy for her, that the question has been raised as far as the Japanese embassy in the United States. The latter then published a statement to reassure the Swifties.
Everything seems to be going well for Taylor Swift. She has just announced a new album taking the world by surprise, politicians are calling for help for the American presidential election, as well as for the European elections and her world tour is such a success that it has caused the economy to jump. the United States. But his Eras Tour could prevent him from attending the Super Bowl.
The singer is indeed performing in Japan for several concerts from February 7 to 10. However, the final of the American football championship between the Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers will take place on February 11. Due to the time difference, Tokyo is 17 hours ahead of Las Vegas, where the Super Bowl will take place.
Considering that it takes a little less than 12 hours to fly from Tokyo to Las Vega by private jet non-stop, if Taylor Swift leaves directly after her concert, it’s doable. A gesture which would be very romantic on the part of the singer but far from being ecological, without forgetting that she must then go back on tour to Australia.
Private jet travel, an ecological disaster
By doing Tokyo-Las Vegas, then Las Vegas-Melbourne (she then plays in Australia) aboard her Dassault Flacon 7X jet, Taylor Swift would travel more than 30,600 kilometers in a few days, or three-quarters of a tour of the Earth and would emit more than 90 tonnes of CO2, according to calculations carried out on this specialized site. This is almost 10 times what a French person emits on average in a year, according to estimates from theAdeme. And that’s without counting his car journeys between airports and stadiums. However, Tokyo-Melbourne is “only” 30 tonnes of CO2, or three times what it risks emitting to attend the Super Bowl.
Travels closely followed by student Jack Sweeney, known for his X account (ex-Twitter) “Elon Jet”. He tracked Elon Musk’s private jet trips and their CO2 emissions, before the latter, who became the owner of Twitter, suspended his account.
An attention that Taylor Swift does not appreciate either, who threatens Jack Sweeney with legal action, as revealed by Washington Post. For several years, the student has been publishing private jet trips and the carbon footprint of billionaires, politicians and various celebrities, by retrieving public data available from the American aviation regulatory agency (FAA).
Traveling around the world in a private jet is a problem that arises regularly for touring artists. So if love is priceless, Taylor Swift’s trip to the Super Bowl may still cost the planet dearly.
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