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User currently offlineFLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

for those of you who haven't figured out, I am a big hockey fan. So, here's my questions

1) Has anyone ever flown on a professional team charter?

2) Has anyone ever flown commercially with a player?

follow up to 2) This weekend was the all star game, anyone fly with a player this weekend?

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User currently offlineTheiler From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 633 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1484 times:

I was on a Mesaba flight with Randy McKay (Montreal, I believe) last spring, out of Upper Michigan. How he managed to fit into a seat on one of the Saab's is beyond me.

User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1474 times:

Last summer, I saw Brad Isbister boarding an AC flight to Calgary from O'Hare. Highlight of my life...let me tell you.


America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineFLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1363 times:

Dany Heatley, the MVP flew Delta down and probably will leave tomorrow morning on Delta... I'm so mad because they had first class open for coach price! I wish I was there.
I'd imagine a couple of America West, a US Airways or 2, som more Deltas, Tango, and maybe JetBlue will have players tomorrow


User currently offlineFLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

Just wanted to let you know that this was moved from "Trip Reports" to here... I wanted people to do thier trip reports about this, but A.net had another idea, so...

Justa wanted to keep you all updated


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1272 times:

I never been on a flight with an NHL player but I have seen several at DTW.

I saw Steve Yzerman last spring while he was injured in the new Midfield terminal, while the rest of the Red Wings were playing elsewhere.

I saw Luc Robitaille and family heading into DTW a few weeks after winning the cup.

I saw Sergei Federov and a blonde woman (not Anna) a few days after seeing Luc.

I saw Pavel Dmitra and Fred Brathwait of the St. Louis Blues both in uniform coming in later than the rest of the team for the game picking up their sticks in oversize at midfield.

A few years ago at the old DTW terminal for Northwest I had seen Chris Osgood back when he was still a Red Wing, Marty Lapointe (when he was still a Wing) and Jaromir Jagr when he was still a Penguin



User currently offlineDragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1248 times:

I saw Pavel Dmitra and Fred Brathwait of the St. Louis Blues both in uniform coming in later than the rest of the team for the game picking up their sticks in oversize at midfield.

In uniform? I bet that looked wierd....  Big grin

--dragogoalie-#88--



Formerly known as Jap. Srsly. AUSTRALIA: 2 days!
User currently offlineJahckass From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1226 times:

While working for HP a few ( ok 10) years ago, we lost the luggage of a Sharks player who was just called up from the minors- i go to take the claim. Also saw Doug Wilson as he was leaving to coach a Roller Hockey team he was part owner of, he took a few minutes to talk with me while i was taking tickets for the flight, then I bumped him up to first class.
Saw Jeff Odgers in the claim area when he was waiting for his bags on his trip out to report for camp, he also chatted with me for about 15 mins. Really nice guy.
The Flames were on an outbound of ours after pounding the Sharks, so i took the liberty of placing Theo Fleury in the last row middle seat. Saw the whole team that time.


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

Well obviously Dmitra and Brathwait weren't wearing skates, helmet. But they were wearing their jerseys and otherwise practically dressed for the game that was supposed to start in Detroit within an hour or two of their arrival.

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1218 times:

**The Flames were on an outbound of ours after pounding the Sharks, so i took the liberty of placing Theo Fleury in the last row middle seat. Saw the whole team that time.**

Out of curiosity and no disrespect to Mr. Fluery, but did he drink at all on that flight?


User currently offlineJahckass From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1209 times:

Can't say if he drank but if i recall correctly it was a free drink flight as we took about 30min delay removing cargo to make room for all the crap they bring with them.

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