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Funny And Lame: Yankees And Red Sox Charters  
User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2650 times:

WOW! This has to be one of the funniest charters for 2 reasons:
1) it is almost quicker to just drive
2) it is so short, why not wait until morning?

YANKEES
CO 3038
Boeing 752
depart LGA 12:14 am
arrive BOS 12:47 am!!!!

RED SOX
DL 9818
DEP LGA 12:30 am
GATE 4
ARR BOS 1:30am
GATE C36
Aircraft 757

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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

LGA-BOS is a drive of about 4 hours or so...much quicker to fly for one hour and then sleep in a hotel room rather than drive 4 hours on a relatively uncomfortable bus and lose good sleep...

Greg



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User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

First and foremost they have the money to do it. Second, believe it or not it's easier for them to bus down to LGA and fly out to BOS then it is to load up charters and equipment vehicles for a road trip. Third, they are contractually obligated (player contracts) to provide air transportation unless there are extenuating circumstances. About the only trips you ever see driven in MLB is New York to Philadelphia and Baltimore to Philadelphia (and return). Milwaukee to Chicago (and return) is also driven sometimes.

User currently onlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8269 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2561 times:

New York to Boston isn't exactly a short hop on a bus. I think it makes 100% perfect sense to fly it. It's a very popular business route for USAirways and the like for that reason.


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User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

Plus, it's advantageous to get the stress of a flight out of the way as quickly as possible before the next game. From an athletic standpoint, it's just common sense.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineN628AU From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

The Yanks have used the train to Boston in the past.

User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3969 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2496 times:
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you should see all the stuff on board the 752 for the yankees, amazing.


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User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

right, but shoud'nt they have waited until the morning?

User currently offlineZrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 896 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

It's not like these players have to get to the airport 90 minutes early like we do. They just show up....maybe go through a metal detector and get on the plane. It's probably hassle free unlike a cramped bus ride for 4 hours.

User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

right, but shoudn't they have waited until the morning?

It's smart to go right after the game so they can practice today, and don't have to worry about travelling on the same day as their game in case of problems with the plane, weather, etc.

Earlier in the year the Sox took the Acela down to NY.

R41
YANKEES SUCK!!!


User currently offlineScottb From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6764 posts, RR: 31
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2283 times:

Actually, considering that the teams are all together there at Yankee Stadium, it logistically makes sense for them to just head over to LGA in buses and get it over with, rather than having to get everyone together the next morning. You'd also figure that everyone's going to be pretty hyped up because of the game and not likely to be sleeping for a while. And it keeps them from getting into trouble at some bar for one night...  Big grin

The bus/train ride is about 4 boring hours, and they'd lose being able to practice for that time. And since it's a charter the total trip time from Yankee Stadium to the hotel in Boston is likely under two hours...


User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1149 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

Most teams arrive on the airport by bus "airside" and board the aircraft from the ramp, bus pulls up to aircraft and team boards either by airstairs or up the stairs that are attached to the jetway. This saves a lot of time

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