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NFC And AFC Playoffs Benefit US Airways  
User currently offlineClipperaurora From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 96 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

A little Boost of revenue for US AIRWAYS being that the NFC and AFC championship games will both be held at AIRWAYS' hubs, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh


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User currently offlineHawk44 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 759 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

Let's hope they get a nice little boost

Hawk44



Never under estimate the power of US
User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3380 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

How do you figure?...US Airways won't be charter for the 2 visiting teams, not many people fly in from out of town to see the game, so how does it help US.

User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4083 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1832 times:

New England will probably use a Delta 767-300 from Providence to Pittsburgh this Friday or Saturday. I was wondering whether each player gets a three-seat section to themselves? I mean, some of these guys would need two seats minimum to themselves. Indy used a NW 757-300 from Indianapolis to Providence, I'm sure providing many more seats than passengers occupying them. I would imagine ATL will be using a 767-300 or bigger to Philadelphia.

Chris in NH


User currently offlineUSrampleadSTL From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 102 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1724 times:

You'd be surprised at the amount of people and stuff that has to be moved quickly from point A to point B to make stuff like this happen, especially freight. It's certainly not going to hurt to have the games at the hubs. Now if they both make the Superbowl (which they will, and then Pittsburgh will win), that could be really great for business.


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User currently offlineClipperaurora From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

HOORAH usrampleadstl, I believe your right


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User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3380 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1620 times:

Yes, i aggree that many things have to be transported to the respective cities, but i really don't see how that can have much of an impact on US. Yea sure it can't hurt, but i really don't see it helping much either. When the Eagles make it to the superbowl i know they won't be flying US, don't know about the Steelers though.

User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4083 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1601 times:

(...When the Eagles make it to the superbowl i know they won't be flying US, don't know about the Steelers though...)

Maybe the Steelers will be using the same type of aircraft to get to the Superbowl as they used in 2002?

Oh...that's right. They just SAID before the game with New England that they'd get to the Super Bowl. I guess something happened along the way  Wink/being sarcastic.

Deja vu all over again, judging by the above comment.

Chris in NH


User currently offlineHawk44 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 759 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

I remember being in PIT years ago when the Steelers were hosting a AFC championship game and there was a lot of people coming in with terrible towels. As far as the eagles go I think they use NW as their charter even though WN is the NFL's offical airline.

Hawk44



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User currently offlineKkfla737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1033 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

The Dolphins now have their own team plane, as do some other NFL franchises. I do believe that Southwest is the NFLs official carrier even though there are several NFL cities where they do not serve a nearby airport.



User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1538 times:



There will be a number of people flying in for the games, but I don't know how much of an actual boost US will get out of it. As for the Super Bowl charters...well there's a good chance neither home team will make it so they might not have to worry about charter arrangements.

Maybe the Steelers will be using the same type of aircraft to get to the Superbowl as they used in 2002?

Oh...that's right. They just SAID before the game with New England that they'd get to the Super Bowl. I guess something happened along the way.


Good one Chris! Go Pats!




User currently offlineASE747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1498 times:

Two of my good friends are flying today (1/20) to PHL to watch the game and they both are flying US AIRWAYS. Well at least two people are trying to help.
ASE-DEN FLT:7055 (MESA) DH2
DEN-PHL FLT:156 A319
return 1/25
PHL-DEN FLT:183 A319
DEN-ASE FLT:5653 (AWAC) BAE146
So yes people do fly from out of town to watch the games, hope US Airways sells a few more seats this weekend then normal.



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User currently offline738_Driver From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

Kkfla737,

The Dolphins have been using AA for charters...


User currently offlineAirportugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3573 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

I thought the Miami Dolphins owned a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ)?
Unless it got sold or something....never know.

Bruno
BOS


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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7509 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1458 times:

So yes people do fly from out of town to watch the games, hope US Airways sells a few more seats this weekend then normal.

US probably will sell more tickets for flights this weekend to both PIT & PHL. However, since there is greater LCC competition (mainly from WN); PHL fares, as a whole, will probably be cheaper than a fare for PIT itinerary. I don't think that GoFares has or will be applied systemwide yet.

Unlike 2002, FL is not offering PHL-PIT service like it did during the 2002 AFC Championship playoffs. Many Delaware Valley presidents flew out to PIT on both carriers to attend that game at the time; but with the NFC game being played in Philly this year, I don't think there will be as many PHL-PIT travelers for this weekend regardless of who's flying the route.



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

"The Dolphins now have their own team plane, as do some other NFL franchises. I do believe that Southwest is the NFLs official carrier even though there are several NFL cities where they do not serve a nearby airport. "

No NFL owns their own aircraft for team charter...the Dolphin plane (s) you are thinking about is Wayne Huizenga and his large air force of aircraft that he keeps at FLL...he has a BBJ, 732, G-III, and a Eurocopter (which he uses to go to home Dolphins games, theres a helipad in the parking lot of Pro Player Stadium)...he also has a massive hangar on the north side of FLL to hold all these a/c...
Wayne's Air Force on a.net:


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User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1603 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

While having a conference championship game in one of your hubs or focus cities is beneficial, I'm sure the Super Bowl is much better. I'll bet CO didn't mind having the Super Bowl in Houston last year.


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