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User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 12
Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3375 times:

Now that we are in the middle of the Major League Baseball Season, I was just wondering does anyone know what different planes and airlines all the teams use? Also, is Newark where all the charters come into to play the Mets and Yankees? Because I know that is where the Colorado Rockies landed when they came to play the Yanks and Mets. Thank you for your replies.


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User currently offlineAirtran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3702 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3355 times:
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Why wouldn't they use LGA for playing the Mets? It's right next door.


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User currently offlineDl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3345 times:

Dl generally uses 737-800 but of course it's what ever the team wants. I know we carry the Giants and the Expos, not sure of the others.
It's amazing the massive amounts of food they board for these flight. Shrimp, steak, hamburgers, fresh fruit, candy bars, dove bars, gatorade.... Always look forward to them coming in after a charter. Big grin



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User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3344 times:

Yanksn4

I fly for Northwest and have worked 2 charters in the last month.



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User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1145 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3326 times:

MLB Teams that play the Yankees use both EWR and LGA, teams playing the Mets almost always use LGA. One exception is LGA has a midnight to 0500 Construction curfew every summer from around June 1st to late October and this sometime effects a teams departure airport after a night game. Recently these two 727's spent several days at LGA while the Texas Rangers played the Yankees and the Florida Marlins (who normally fly Miami Air) played the Mets !


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By the way the Yankees themselves fly CO out of both LGA and JFK.

I hope this helped a little ?

LGA777


User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3319 times:

Thanks for the information about the Yankees charters LGA777, it is appriciated.


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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9603 posts, RR: 69
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3304 times:
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into BFI I have seen the Yankees on a CO 752, the ChiSox on a Delta 738

User currently offlineBlhp68 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3281 times:

I know the KC Royals use a Midwest Airlines 717 for all of their charters.

User currently offlineKL642 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 350 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3231 times:

The Twins use Champion Air 727's. Several years ago I was waiting at LGA for my NW flight to MSP and one of the Delta gates displayed a 4 digit flight number that said the destination was St. Hubert, Quebec. The plane at the gate was a Delta Shuttle 727. I knew that the Expos had just wrapped up a series with the Mets and the gate agent told me it was indeed the Expos charter back to Montreal. Of course the buses pulled up directly to the aircraft so the players could avoid walking throught the terminal like us peons!

User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3215 times:

wow...I cannot believe you Delta people did not catch the obvious:
DL flies the Braves!

They also fly the Red Sox and I think the Cubs.
Do they fly the Reds?
I think CO flies Huston and Cleveland and NW flies Minnesota and Detroit and maybe Seattle.

[Edited 2004-06-15 02:45:46]

User currently offlineUS653 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 161 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3185 times:

Does anyone know who the Phillies use? I think they may have used USAir/USAirways in the past, but if anyone knows what they use now, it would be appreciated.

Jeff



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User currently offlineVivavegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 505 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3141 times:

Correction on the Royals Charter, they utilize Midwest Airlines MD-81. As expected Milwaukee Brewers also use YX along with the Cubs (if they can get Sammy's ego through the door).

Craig
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User currently offlineSdkualeb From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3136 times:

United just this year go the Chicago Cubs

User currently offlineDeltaMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1672 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

Delta does the Red Sox, Braves, Reds, Angels, Dodgers, Giants, Expos, Pirates, Devil Rays and Mets. Six of those teams traveled today.


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User currently offlineBH From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 525 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3121 times:

The Baltimore Orioles use a CO 737-800.

User currently offlineSpark From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

I don't know if they still fly with America West, but at the 2001 World Series they were flying them. They also left out of Long Beach, instead of Orange County.
I don't know which airline the A's use, does anyone know?

Also, do teams fly into Oakland or SFO. I would suspect that most teams leave from Oakland, but most teams have their hotels in San Francisco. Ofcourse OAK is actually closer to downtown San Francisco than SFO.


User currently offlineSQ452 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3038 times:

The 737-800 has to be the ideal plane, good range, not too big not too small....

GO RED SOX!!!! Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineGreaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3033 times:

Hmm, i wonder why these Teams do not use their 'home' airlines. i.e. Cubs with United, Rockies with United, Yankees With JetBlue, MEts with CO,twins with midwest airlines, brewers with midwest express,detroit tigers with Chrysler aviation, Toronto bluejays with Air Canada, Rangers with CO, Atlanta Braves with DL, Diamondbacks with America West/Southwest, phillies with US Air, Mariners with Alaska Air!!!!

Hey, why didn't the airlines (expect America West) think about supporting their home teams?? Would'nt that bring in loyal team fans???



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User currently offlineDeltaMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1672 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3015 times:

Hmm, i wonder why these Teams do not use their 'home' airlines"

In most cases they have. There tends to be reliability issues that effect the team staying with that airline. In most cases these charter flights are scheduled at god awful hours and teams don't appreciate having to wait for a plane at 2am after a 3 or 4 game series especially when looking at a 5 hour cross country flight. They go with which airline treats them the best, offers the best perks and most importantly has the least amount of problems.

Also, do teams fly into Oakland or SFO.

For A's games they fly to OAK for Giants games they fly to SFO. The Giants use SFO as well. BUR tends to be used for Dodgers. BFI for Seattle games. PIE for Devil Rays. There's several others I can't think of right now.

I think CO flies Huston and Cleveland

Delta does a lot of the Indians charters although I don't think they are exclusively doing them.



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User currently offlineTcfc424 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3009 times:

My question regarding the charter use of commercial airliners for MLB teams is this...and if someone has any sound info, it would be greatly appreciated as I am a marketing major. Do the teams pay for the use of the aircraft/crews/etc or os it a trade-off for advertising...i.e. we will fly you anywhere you want to go if we get X amount of banners in the ballpark at Y spot or is it an actual monetary transaction? It seems that a sponsorship would be in the better interest of both parties, as it is both expensive to charter an airliner for those kinds of time periods (and schedule restrictions) and it is (possibly) equally expensive to have that airline banner displayed prominently so when the camera pans out from the batter you see it (i.e. Continental Airlines at Minute Maid Park...) Just food for thought, though I am really enjoying seeing what teams fly what airlines and considering the possible reasons why...

User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

MEts with CO

I thought Delta Airlines was the stronghold at La Guardia which is right next to Shea.



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8893 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2938 times:

Red Sox are not completely with DL 737-800s...sometimes, when they go to New York, they will charter an Amtrak Acela trainset...they did that once last year...

The A's have a private plane that is in VIP config (don't know the exact type). Earlier this year, Keith Foulke was complaining about how he thought Delta's 737s were very uncomfortable as a player, even if they did get the whole bench. He said that in Oakland, they had a VIP config for all their flights which made it a lot more comfortable...Of course, the Boston sports media ripped into Foulke for this one...

Jeff


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