Super Bowl jet-setters get top-flight travel treatment

By TERRY TANG
Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) - For some travelers visiting Arizona for the Super Bowl, the trip may be just as memorable as the game.

Hundreds of luxury jets will arrive at eight airports around metropolitan Phoenix by kickoff Sunday.

Perks for passengers include goody-filled swag bags, a concert by country group Lady Antebellum, complimentary cocktails and high-end catering once they emerge from their Lear jets and Gulfstreams.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says 1,200 to 1,400 private and commercial flights will inundate metro Phoenix during Super Bowl weekend.

The FAA and airports have been planning for the high volume over the past year, collaborating with aviation businesses on a reservation system to manage all the flights.

Gregor says flights will be scheduled in an orderly fashion to avoid overwhelming air traffic control.

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