Masters Winner Hideki Matsuyama Flew Home Commercial On Monday Morning
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Masters winner Hideki Matsuyama, with his new green jacket in hand, was spotted at Atlanta's airport flying commercial on Monday...


(The Big Lead)
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What would you expect him to do?
Reply23 days
JW
10
business class on a long haul is pretty damn nice for about 10K. Why wouldn't he? Doesn't seem the kind of guy that would load up a private plane with skanks and blow.
Reply24 days
It’s a cultural thing most likely.
23 days
Probably wants to fly that sweet ANA flight from Chicago to Tokyo...
Reply24 days
A first class suite on ANA from Chicago is definitely worth the layover from Atlanta.
24 days
TFH
11
I’ve flown first class to Narita from Dallas. I’ve also flown on a Lear 60 from Houston to San Juan Puerto Rico. Lear 60 won’t make it across the Pacific but I’d be tempted to take first class on a 777 over a G-V anyway.
Reply24 days
Japan will give him the keys to the country. Surprised they didn’t send a private jet to get him.
Reply24 days
Delta flies nonstop from Atlanta to Tokyo. Why is he making a connection in Chicago?
Reply24 days
TFH
21
$200,000 for a charter. Of COURSE he’s flying commercial.
Reply24 days
he has sponsors that pay him millions, and their investment just rose hugely. They can afford it.
24 days
can't believe one of his main sponsors didn't set up a private jet for him.
Reply24 days
Smart man saving money, a charter flight to Japan wouldn’t be cheap. If I had just won the Masters though I think I’d have to make an exception and go home in comfort.
Reply24 days
This win is reportedly close to a billion dollar win for him. It is that big of a deal in Japan.
24 days
Dude couldn't call netjets or something?
Reply24 days
Not sure Netjets (or any private service) has planes with the legs to fly to Japan from the continental US. I might be wrong, but I think most of those private jets are for shorter hops overall (less than 2,500 miles). It's almost 4,000 miles from Honolulu to Japan.
24 days
TFH
10
@Sauron, many charter services have big enough jets. I helped research it when my company wanted to send me to Qatar
24 days
It is roughly 6,852 miles or 14 hours from Atlanta to Tokyo. There are planes that can make that trip. It can probably done for less than $100k. Hell, even if they got a smaller plane and had to make fuel stop it would be worth it.
24 days
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