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Sports Teams And Charters - Who Flies What?  
User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8153 posts, RR: 26
Posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 7680 times:

Is there any place to find out which charters particular teams use and the aircraft involved?

Major League Baseball teams put on some major travel miles during the season - and I'd sure love to know more about their travel ops.


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User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 7661 times:

The Giants, Braves, Reds, Mets, and Red Sox all use Delta. I know there are more teams that use DL but I'm not entirely certain of which ones they are.


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User currently offlineUSAir330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 824 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 7648 times:

I'm not sure about the Phillies but the Eagles use Northwest.

User currently offlineGoose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7630 times:

Up here in Canada, every team in the CFL flies WestJet.

I've seen the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes fly America West....



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User currently offlineMITaero From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 497 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7624 times:

The Detroit Tigers and Red Wings share their own plane (I forget which type) since they're both owned by Mike Ilitch (also the Little Caesar's Pizza owner... mmm).

User currently offlinePotomac From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7612 times:

and some teams dont have a fixed carrier, but rather will use multiple ones throughout the season. this is probably the case more with the nfl where there are only 10 trips per season.

also, there are teams that have their own plane, or share it with another local franchise. i know the dallas mavericks have their own 757, and the detroit red wings and tigers share a dc-9, and the washington wizards and capitals share a 732.


User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8153 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7578 times:

So if the Giants are leaving SFO for a series in Cincinnati, for example, do they just show up to the normal DL gates or do they park a 737/757 somewhere else and they go that way?


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User currently offlinePotomac From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7565 times:

i've seen cases of both, where you'll see players come through the terminal with a stream of fans following. but it seems more the case where they will board via stairs on a gen av ramp where there is more less hoopla and no issue about gate space.

User currently offlineChi-town From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 971 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7557 times:

MITaero, Here is the plane that you're talking about. Seen flying out of MDW.

Tigers/Red Wings


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User currently offlineGoose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7543 times:

I've seen an America West A320 with the Phoenix Coyotes come up to the gate, and not be bridge - instead, a set of airstairs is connected and the folks are offloaded to a waiting bus on the tarmac.

Their equipment - including skate sharpening machines and so on (not kidding) - is loaded by the ground crew and taken to a airside entrance gate to the local host team's equipment van.



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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3969 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7510 times:
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CO flies Baseball: Cleveland, Phillies, Astros, Devil Rays, Orioles, on the 738
As for Football: Tampa Bay will be flying the 753, CO has also secured college football contracts from Syracuse, Oklahoma, LSU, Texas Tech? Temple?



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User currently offlineB4real From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2644 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7503 times:

The ST.Louis Blues fly Southwest (I saw them at the PVD airport last year).


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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3771 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7474 times:

The Columbus Blue Jackets have their own DC-9.

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User currently offlineMCIB757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 280 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7444 times:

The Orlando Magic fly around on a BBJ, very nice ride, I saw it featured on a TV program about private jets.

Tom



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User currently offlineBobs89irocz From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 632 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7385 times:

My dad us to be handle the Dallas Cowboys charter plane for 10 years, up until he left for Aliance in 99. The Cowboys just rented a 727 but now i think they use a 752 now if they dont have there own plane by now. But they did the loading and unloading by the AA hanger #2 at DFW. The Dallas Mavericks use to have a DC-9 up until Mark Cuban bought the team and then went and bought a 752. I know Roush Racing (NASCAR) Jack Roush has 3 727-100's that he uses to get the 5 race teams he has around.

Atlanta Falcans fly Delta.

Vikings fly Northwest

Thats about all i know right now...


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7347 times:

The Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers have shared a Pace 737-200; rumor has it that Pace is going to switch to a 733 for those flights.

User currently offlineB-787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 273 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7304 times:

The Orlando Magic plane is a 734 btw.


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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 29
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7294 times:

Midwest flies the Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers, the KC royals i believe, the chicago cubs, havae done work for the nashville predators and edmonton oilers in the past. They have quite a few other charter contracts.

The Packers fly NW for size.



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User currently offlineJeffie813 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7275 times:
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the new orleans hornets have their own 727 painted in their teams colors and with the team logo on the tail. it is currently at galaxy aviation at PBI undergoing heavy maintenance.

User currently offlineAdam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7214 times:

CALMSP, do you know if the Houston Texans and Rockets use Continental as well?
Adam


User currently offlineNtspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7189 times:

The Pittsburgh Steelers charter rhrough US. Had the forunate occurance of running into them in the PIT terminal one late Sunday night. Oddly enough, the charter used a regular gate, rather then the FBO center.

NS



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User currently offlineMidEx717 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 132 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7174 times:

Midwest Airlines flies the Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Royals, Nashville Preadators, New Jersey Devils, and starting this year there going to fly the Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers. They fly other sports teams from the NBA and the NHL but right now can't remember but will find out. Plus, they fly other college sports teams around too.

User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3969 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7148 times:
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THe Texans flew CO last year, but I did not hear of a contract signed for this fall. I'm not sure what the Rockets fly, I know the NW 727 has been in HOU a number of times for basketball games, although it may not be for the Rockets. I was told that the Texans usually board at B-72. (yes the express concourse, a friend of mine worked all the flts last year)


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User currently offlineExpressJet_ERJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 834 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 7136 times:

The Cleveland Indians fly continental 738s, and used to fly North American 738s. Dunno about the Browns, I'd like to find out though.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Oh yeah, Atlanta Falcons- DL 757.


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User currently offlineMas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 7075 times:

Over here in Europe - the airline of choice seems to be Malaysia Airlines...

Most recently the likes of David Beckham, Ronaldo and Zidane of Real Madrid FC, flew around Asia with Malaysia Airlines.


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Other charters also carried out by Malaysia Airlines lately was as official carrier to the Rolling Stones on their Asian leg of their recent world tour.


25 Planesarecool : In England, if there is a european sporting event then there are usually over 50 extra flights into that airport. I know Manchester saw a lot of Itali
26 TokyoNarita : If my memory serves me correct I think the Rams and the Dolphins are also served by AA. From the operational standpoint, football teams are preferred
27 Okko : the Finnish national team usually have Finnair MD-80 series aircraft when they need to fly to remote locations. the next flight is to BAK on friday 5.
28 NonRevKing : Pace lost the contract to the Hawks and Thrashers. They will be using Midwest from here on in.
29 Tommy767 : I thought CO did the Yanks, Astros, and indians?
30 Qwerty : didn't see it mentioned, but I'm pretty sure the Seahawks (NFL) and the Sonics (NBA - boring) use one of Paul Allen's 757s.
31 Usairways85 : The New England Patriots chartered a Delta 763 to PHL last night for tonights game against the Eagles.
32 Ntspelich : I remember seeing on Airport on Discovery Wings that the British National Cricket Team flew on a rev BA 777. NS
33 LV : Last time I saw the Indiana Pacers coming in it was on Midwest.
34 RL757PVD : The Patriots fly a Delta 763 out of PVD for thier games (Except if they are playing an NYC team) Also when I was in FLL a few weeks ago i saw a Dolphi
35 Srbmod : Kinda funny that Midwest will be flying the Hawks and Thrashers, since Delta claims to be the official airline of both teams!
36 Codeshare : Inter Milan use eurofly Schalke 04 Gelsenkirchen (possibly LTU) and Hertha Berlin - Air Berlin I saw an America West pic with the Phoenix Suns colours
37 Olympus69 : Air Canada has a separate division (Air Canada Jetz) which has 2 or 3 737-200s configured with all first class seating for sports charters. The Toront
38 JayDavis : Texas Tech does not fly Continental. They fly on a Southwest charter. I know a coach at Tech and I asked him. At least for the football team. As for t
39 Flairport : Thrashers and Hawks use Midwest!!!! HAAAAA! Midwest doesn't even FLY to ATL! DOes anyone know the flight numbers for the DL Braves flight today and la
40 Flybynight : Anyone who lives in NYC area knows that CO flies the only baseball team that counts - The Yankees.
41 Srbmod : Flairport, Midwest (nee Midwest Express) DOES fly into ATL! Their gate is D-9.
42 MITaero : >Anyone who lives in NYC area knows that CO flies the only baseball team that counts - The Yankees. I object - go Tigers!!! lol, hey, when it comes to
43 Bluewave 707 : The Florida Panthers (NHL) have use Miami Air, they had a 727-200 with their logo on the tail. The Miami Heat (NBA) have a jet painted in thier colors
44 BOSugaDL : The BBJ with the dolphins logo on the tail belongs to the team owner, Wayne Hyzenga (probably butchered that spelling). If you remember he also owns t
45 Flybynight : I know this isn't the place to discuss baseball, but go Tigers??? They might just beat the '62 Mets for the most losses in a season. Uhh, anyway, cool
46 JpetekYXMD80 : "Thrashers and Hawks use Midwest!!!! HAAAAA! Midwest doesn't even FLY to ATL! " Flairport, midwest has flown to atlanta for many years. They currently
47 HlywdCatft : **Anyone who lives in NYC area knows that CO flies the only baseball team that counts - The Yankees** yeah if Major League Baseball had a salary cap,
48 Post contains images FutureCEO : I saw the Cleveland Indians come in to DTW on Midwest about a month or so ago. It was a nice surprise to see Midwest here.
49 Chicago757 : Who flies the Chicago White Sox.........? Anyone know?
50 Hardkor : If I'm not mistaken, all Canadian NHL Clubs charter converted AC 732 aircraft(reconfigured for luxurious seating). Someone please correct me if I'm wr
51 HlywdCatft : I know Edmonton uses a converted AC 732, I happened to be at DTW when Oilers were in town to play the Wings and I saw it parked at the Signature Exec
52 ATCT : The Pirrsburgh Pirates charter out one of our 738's for local (Delta) and 75's for trancson. The Blatimore Ravens charter a delta 763. The Steelers ch
53 MSYtristar : The New Orleans Saints have upgraded this season from a Delta 757 to a 767-300. The Hornets, as said before, use a sharp-looking 727-200.
54 USAFhummer : The Florida Panthers use Miami Air, Im pretty sure its a 727-200...The Heat use a privately owned 727...as for Wayne Huizenga, he has a veritable air
55 Hammer : Packers, Lions, Vikings of the NFC Norris division all fly NWA plus there are more NFL teams that do as well...
56 Jcs17 : The New York Islanders use Midwest for nearly all (I think there was only one time where they didnt use YX) of their charters. Most of the time they u
57 BOSugaDL : so the professional guys are stuffed back into coach on these charters????? i would think the owners would want them to be a little more comfortable..
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