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How to Attend the Kentucky Derby and Mayweather-Pacquiao

A look at possible travel plans to watch the Run for the Roses and the big fight

The Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao bout and the Kentucky Derby are two of the most highly-anticipated sports events of the year. They also happen to be taking place on the same day (May 2), separated by about five hours and more than 1,500 miles, making it all but impossible to attend both.

Or is it? It actually is possible to achieve a sports fan’s dream day. The only catch is you’ll need a private plane and something that’s even more difficult to track down: a ticket to the fight.

The post time for the Kentucky Derby is set for 6:24 p.m. ET. Louisville International Airport is only a couple of miles away from Churchill Downs. So an extravagant go-getter could bolt immediately after the race and catch a 7:15 p.m. private flight. This might be the preferred travel plan for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, a Derby day fixture in recent years who told Mayweather he’s planning to attend the fight. A representative for Brady didn’t respond to a request for comment.

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Erik Hocoluk, managing partner for Jet Partners, said the flight would take approximately four hours. That would mean an arrival in Las Vegas at 8:15 p.m. PT—as bouts on the Mayweather-Pacquiao undercard are underway. Depending on the exact model of the plane a client preferred, Hocoluk said, the cost could range between $25,000-$35,000. His company has clients flying from the New York area to both events, he said. But nobody, as of Friday afternoon, had contracted to fly between Louisville and Las Vegas next Saturday.

Without private planes, though, it’s still possible to catch a few of the Derby day races at Churchill Downs and still make it for the fight. It’s just impossible to watch both the Run for the Roses and the main event in the MGM Grand. The cheapest option, as of Friday afternoon, would be a $194 flight that leaves Louisville at 3:56 p.m. ET, stops in Atlanta, and eventually arrives in Las Vegas at 7:45 p.m. PT. A more mid-rate option—and the only logical nonstop flight—would cost $361. It departs at 4:20 p.m. ET and arrives at 5:25 p.m. PT, leaving plenty of time for a pre-fight dinner.

But even those cheaper options would still end up costing thousands of dollars. The cheapest seat available for the bout costs $4,575, according to TiqIQ. The average price is $11,311, almost $1,000 more than the average for this year’s Super Bowl.

After getting into the fight, finding a hotel room might seem like an afterthought. Many of the city’s most famous hotels, such as the Bellagio and Wynn, are sold out for that night, according to their websites. Others, like Caesars Palace, have rooms available for $799. At that point, splurging for a few cocktails and just heading back to the airport might be the best bet of the night.

May 2nd 2015 Will Be the Greatest Sports Day of Our Lifetime

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Every year features that one special day packed with amazing sports events. This year, that day falls on May 2nd 2015, and there’s good reason to celebrate. If you don’t want to miss out on any of the following events, think about grabbing a chartered private jet flying an empty legs route for amazing luxury at the right price.

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao

Forget fight of the year, this one is being billed as the fight of the century. The match between Mayweather and Pacquiao has been in the works for over six years, and with a purse worth $200 million, the stakes couldn’t be higher. There’s no doubt that seats for this match are going to be one of the hottest tickets around, and a chartered jet will get you there in style. Stroll off the runway and into Vegas to see the action live, hear the crowd scream and watch history in the making. Grab an empty leg flight and you’ll be in Vegas in no time at all.

Go for Glory at the Kentucky Derby

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Last year’s Derby featured celebrities flying in from across the country to grab a coveted seat at this world-class event. Big bets will be made, winners will be crowned and high rollers will be on the edge of their seats as horses like International Star, American Pharaoh and Dortmund go for the glory. If you want to fly to this event in luxury, think about taking empty leg charter flights directly to Louisville.

Playoff Fever

The NHL playoffs should be into their second round by the time May 2 rolls around. As for the NBA, there were multiple game seven playoff games held on May 3 last year. This year, if any game goes to game seven, it will almost certainly fall on May 2. Grab a ticket and fly on over to catch the action.

Red Sox vs. Yankees

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The biggest rivalry in baseball explodes on May 2, with Yanks facing off against the Red Sox. The game will take place in Boston’s Fenway Park, and will almost certainly give the victor some serious bragging rights as the season rolls on. It’s one event baseball fans can’t miss.

See the NFL Draft

Sad the NFL season is over? With the third day of the NFL draft being held on May 2, there’s no reason you need to wait to get pumped for next season. Fly a private jet charter to the event in Chicago and watch to see if your favorite team nabs one of the best picks out there.

Ultimately, each event offers something special for sports fans. You may already have a ticket and your hotel booked, but when it comes to transportation, there’s nothing like cruising at 35,000 feet in a state-of-the-art luxury air charter.

The #CharterKings of Instagram – Private Jets and Social Media

#CharterKings of Instagram

Instagram is a social media network that is based solely on sharing pictures, many of which are enhanced using built in filters to make shared images even more aesthetically pleasing.  Unlike Facebook and Twitter, where user routinely let their friends and followers know what they eat for breakfast, when they are going to the gym and how angry their daily commute is making them, Instagram exists solely to show interesting, beautiful or really cool images and nothing more.  Perhaps due to the lack of “fluff” and boring comments, Instagram has drawn in and retained some of most interesting users out of any social media network.  Among these, there is a group which we have come to label the #charterkings of Instagram who routinely post pictures of themselves boarding or flying on private jets and chartered aircraft.  While it is somewhat ironic that a “private” service is publicly posted so often, there is no doubt that these pictures draw a lot of attention and simply put; are just flat out cool.

The #Charterkings

Some of the #charterkings of Instagram, as you might expect, were already rich and or famous when they joined the social network.  Others have amassed a following and even become famous because of what they post on Instagram.  One such example is Actor, Astronaut, Pro Poker Player and all around playboy, Dan Bilzerian.  Aside from the stacks of cash, beautiful women, yachts, assault weapons and sports cars we all probably post on our social media accounts, Mr. Bilzerian has posted a number of different private jets on his Instagram feed, which no doubt, makes him one of the #charterkings of Instagram.

Dan Bilzerian Boards Private Jet

One of the more well know #charterkings of Instagram is famous hip-hop producer and husband of Alicia Keys, Swizz Beats.  From pictures of him next to helicopters to shots of his sitting on the steps of a Global Express, Swizz Beats proudly displays his choices of transportation.  Not only do you get to see what he flies on but there are some great shots of his kids flying in style.  He even posts shots of sleeping on chartered jets and what he’s eating for in-flight catering.  His over 680,000 followers just prove that everything is more interesting on a private jet.  Would you rather go to Instagram and SEE what Swizz is eating on his Gulfstream V or head to Facebook and READ about your second cousin’s new vegan recipe for oatmeal cookies?

Swizz Beats Private Jet

Floyd Mayweather has never been one to be shy about his good fortune or the fortunes he has made so it should come as no surprise that he is one of the #charterkings of Instagram.  One video shows him and “The Money Team” being served by a flight attendant on a Boeing Business Jet or BBJ.  Anyone who knows about private jets knows the BBJ is one of the nicest private aircraft you can charter.  The private jet pictures may no be the only thing that has attracted his over 2.6 million followers.  Quotes like “Yachts, foreign cars or private jets TMT is making moves” certainly keep fans of the #charterkings coming back.

Floyd Mayweather & TMT Private Jet

Another #charterking that may surprise some is PGA Golfer Dustin Johnson, who also happens to be engaged to Paulina Gretsky.  Aside from showing off his fiancé on his Instagram account, Johnson also likes to show off the aircraft he charters.  He often posts pictures showing the two of them together (alone) on a very nice private jet.  Perhaps combining two of his favorite things?  Whether it’s Paulina, a known internet showoff, rubbing off on him or just the allure of being a #charterking of Instagram, the private jet pictures are becoming more and more common on his account.

Dustin Johnson Private Jet

Are you interested in becoming a #charterking of Instagram?  Jet Partners can help. All you need is a digital camera or smart phone, an Instagram account and somebody to take your picture the next time you charter a jet.  Jet Partners offers private jet and aircraft charters any place on the globe within a few moments notice.  Our website offers instant charter flight pricing and the most comprehensive empty leg finder on the market. For more information call or email us today.