Big Game Air is, now that the college football season is underway, a new business venture aimed at making college game day more fun, more luxurious and more time efficient.
You know the phrase, “Time is money?” The new operation capitalizes on that concept by getting people to and from their favorite college football game all on the same day and it’s all done in first class.
Ilana, Paul, Kurt, Jon, David and Jehu Chesson, a Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver, are all Michigan grads and all of them recently hopped a ride with Big Game Air to get to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Wolverines’ home opener.
What would be close to a four-hour drive from Chicago is just 40 minutes aboard a 10-seat Falcon 2000.
Todd Rubin and his business partner are behind Big Game Air and he says the objective is fun.
“To make the commitment–a 72 hour commitment – to go to a college town, to drive there, to get a hotel for two nights with the surge pricing, doesn’t make sense for a lot of people. This is appealing to people who want to get back to their lives,” Rubin said.
The concept is personal for Big Game Air, or atleast Rubin’s business partner. Last year–he wanted to see Iowa play Michigan but there was one problem.
“His wife was pregnant. She was due right around the time of the game. Big conflict, right? He wants to be home for the baby, but wants to see the game also,” he said.
That’s when Big Game Air was born. They flew-in and out on the same day.
With tickets already in hand, the Michigan alums admit hitching a ride on a private jet is a luxury. Still, they didn’t hesitate. After they landed back in Chicago, they hoped they could still make it to Ravinia later that night.
“Stevie Nicks tongiht, my wife’s favorite, so it was like can I go to the game and miss or are you going to have to find someone else to go to the convert with you? Best of both worlds: I get my Michigan football game. Concert, date night perfect,” Jon said.
Roundtrip airfare, on board drinks and snacks, a ride to Michigan Stadium and back, plus a tailgate is all included in the $1,500 price tag. Fliers, and in this case, Michigan fans, get their own tickets to the game, but even that is easy on the Big Game Air website for an additional cost (CONTINUE READING).