1 Percent Football: Giants Fans Rent Jet for Ride to 49ers Game

The New York jet-setting Giants? Eight Giants fans are riding to San Francisco in a private plane.

By Chris Roberts
|  Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012  |  Updated 3:19 PM PDT
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Fans of New York City-area football might be more familiar with riding trains or pickup trucks to games at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. But for trips to San Francisco? A few wealthy New York Giants fans have no problem with riding a jet.

A coterie of Manhattan executives are plunking down $42,000 to rent a private jet to whisk them to Candlestick Park for Sunday's NFC Championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants, according to reports.

William Powers, a man of modest means described in media as a "Manhattan executive," was only too happy to tell the New York Post that he and seven friends are spending $7,000 each for tickets to the game, lodgings at the Ritz-Carlton, transit to and from Candlestick (if only there were a runway there) and assorted other expenses.

Powers's crew will depart New York on Saturday, stay in downtown San Francisco in luxury, dine out, then head to the 'Stick for tailgating on Sunday morning, then go straight to the airport from the game.

If the Giants win and earn a berth in the Super Bowl, Powers plans a repeat performance and fly to Indiana, he told the New York Post.

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