USF100FAN From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 42 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4326 times:
Just wondering U.S Airways should have their foot in the door for the NFL playoffs, with Pittsburgh Steelers.......Carolina Panthers......and Washington Redskins......with all these cities being US "territory" Does anyone know if these teams using US Airways......
A330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3997 times:
Quoting LGA777 (Reply 3): If either one of these teams go all the way it could be interesting what US roles out for them.
When the Panthers were in the Super Bowl in IAH a few years ago, US used a 762 for the team, and a 757 plus a 321 for the families and such. They also dramatically increased revenue capacity on CLT-IAH for fans and such (beyond what is already an increased schedule for any Super Bowl).
As for what the Panthers (or Steelers) would get this year, I'd imagine the same. In fact, I'll bet they even get a new-colors 767 for a nice photo op. That being said, US has been just unbelievably short of widebodies, for two reason--that AC has taken just way longer than expected with the 333 heavy checks, and that there have been additional birds out for unscheduled maintenance (the 767 engine problem at AMS, the three lightning strikes at PHL). But I still think they'd scrape up a widebody for their Super Bowl team, even if it were to cause big schedule problems. For one thing, they're probably contractually obligated to (though they've probably got an out in a situation like this), but just as importantly, it's great press. And I don't think it'll really be an issue, the widebody situation should clear up by then.
For revenue service, they've already got some 321s scheduled into DTW for Super Bowl week just for the fans that'll go regardless of who's playing. Curiously, all the upgrades are at CLT as of now, PHL and DCA capacity hasn't changed, but I suspect there will be further upgrades as the date approaches.
If the Panthers made it in, I'd look for further upgrades and/or additional frequencies. And if the Redskins made it in, there'd be equipment upgrades but probably not additional frequencies due to the slot restrictions at DCA. If the Steelers made it in, they'd bring the old PIT-DTW route for a one-week special engagement. And if the Patriots made it in, they'd run an RJ or three on BOS-DTW, but only on the very peak days.
I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.
Potomac From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3857 times:
skins almost always fly in/out of iad due to the proximity to redskins park. visiting teams usually use iad as well, though sometimes bwi since it's closer to fedex field. despite the easing of GA/charter flights, i still havent seen anything recent (nfl or other sports) using dca.
CentPIT From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 990 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3612 times:
Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 9): The PIT-CVG 752 was funny this weekend. I was tracking it on FlightAware. While all the DL-C CRJ's only make the mid 20's... the 752 zoomed up to FL360. Got to love the climb of those babies.
The 752 to CVG was in the Star Alliance livery I believe. Great game Pittsburgh.
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