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Topic: NBA - Delta VIP 319s
Username: 71Zulu
Posted 2011-11-28 05:30:02 and read 3598 times.

With the NBA season looking like it's gonna happen, I would guess Delta will start converting the 319s back to VIP.

I think these were the ones that flew last year:

N328NB
N330NB
N331NB
N351NB
N352NB
N354NB
N362NB

It looks like N362NB remained in the VIP configuration I guess to do the NHL flights (anybody know the Delta NHL teams?).

Are the same aircraft gonna get converted back this year and how long does it take to make the switch?

Thanks

Topic: RE: NBA - Delta VIP 319s
Username: 71Zulu
Posted 2011-11-30 10:17:58 and read 2790 times.

Nobody has any info on this?

Burnsie?

Topic: RE: NBA - Delta VIP 319s
Username: burnsie28
Posted 2011-11-30 19:38:19 and read 2506 times.

I will have to check tomorrow on the tail numbers to see what is going on with the aircraft. But as far as the NHL teams go right now:

Avalanche, LA Kings, Flyers, and Wild.

They are using 8 319's and looking into a 9th aircraft. With the shortened/compressed NBA season should be interesting, more NHL teams are looking to join.

Topic: RE: NBA - Delta VIP 319s
Username: burnsie28
Posted 2011-12-02 11:28:59 and read 2062 times.

N328NB- Still in regular configuration operating normal flights.
N330NB- Still in regular configuration operating normal flights.
N331NB- This plane has been sitting around for quite sometime, did a a sub today for a 737, still in full config.
N351NB- Still in regular configuration operating normal flights.
N352NB- Still in regular configuration operating normal flights.
N354NB- Was reconfigured yesterday (12/1)
N362NB- Currently in VIP configuration.

Topic: RE: NBA - Delta VIP 319s
Username: 71Zulu
Posted 2011-12-02 11:41:01 and read 2046 times.

Alright thanks a lot, about 2 weeks before preseason, regular season starts Christmas Day.

Topic: RE: NBA - Delta VIP 319s
Username: usairways85
Posted 2011-12-02 12:54:03 and read 1974 times.

DL doesn't keep these in the special configuration year round? Does DL do any MLB or college sport charters (outside of football)?

Topic: RE: NBA - Delta VIP 319s
Username: jetjack74
Posted 2011-12-02 13:04:34 and read 1944 times.

Quoting usairways85 (Reply 5):
DL doesn't keep these in the special configuration year round? Does DL do any MLB or college sport charters (outside of football)?

Yes, we do both NCAA and MLB charters, but on 737/757 aircraft in normal pax-configured aircraft. Nothing special in that biz

Topic: RE: NBA - Delta VIP 319s
Username: 71Zulu
Posted 2011-12-02 13:28:58 and read 1899 times.

Quoting usairways85 (Reply 5):
DL doesn't keep these in the special configuration year round?

No, normally I think two stayed converted (N354NB & N362NB) to handle hockey but last year only one stayed VIP (N362NB), the rest get converted back once NBA ends.


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