DL787932ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 597 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 30821 times:
DL does a lot of charter for both college and pro football, but any airline has probably done such a charter at some point - there are a.net photos of Hooters Air football charters. Since an entire team, with coaches, trainers, cheerleaders, and all is going to be well over 100 people, any football team would probably always charter rather than trying to buy seats.
The 'Hawks don't really have their own private aircraft, IIRC - they just get flown around on one of the two identical corporate 757s owned by Paul Allen, the Microsoft billionaire who owns the Seahawks. With only 16 games in the regular season, it's probably not cost-effective for a team to own its own aircraft, although many teams or owning organizations have bizjets for management.
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 30647 times:
Quoting DL787932ER (Reply 1): Since an entire team, with coaches, trainers, cheerleaders, and all is going to be well over 100 people, any football team would probably always charter rather than trying to buy seats.
You are right, I didn't think about the additional people beside the players.
PHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7253 posts, RR: 25 Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 30604 times:
The Philadelphia Eagles flies NW to their away games; usually in a 752 but they have occasionally flown in NW DC-10s & 747s. No Eagles' flights on NW 753s or A330s as of yet, but that could change next season should NW retire their DC-10s.
The New England Patriots, I believe, fly DL usually in either a 763 or a 764; they might have occasionally flown in DL's 777 as well.
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AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 30330 times:
The Arizona Cardinals which claim to be a NFL team; used a Northwest 752 this past season. In the past they used America West, but for some reason and despite having an theme aircraft, they changed carriers and according to an article in the Arizona Republic the team didn't even have the couresty to inform HP that the contract wouldn't be renewed.
FXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7023 posts, RR: 93 Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 30272 times:
One of the guys that works with my uncle got the honor for next season as a check airman, Captain, and top 3% senority, to fly the Chicago White Sox to away games. Since they are the World Series Champs now they got an a/c upgrade, a 752 courtesy of AA.
Does anyone now how charters work? Who pays who?
He said he thought included in the deal was tickets to the games, but my uncle said when he was doing Dallas Cowboys charters out of DFW, that the flight crew had to be at the airport before the game was over, so they never got to see games live.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 8739 posts, RR: 52 Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 30261 times:
Quoting Dc8jet (Reply 21): I noticed that when the Seahawks arrived at DTW for the Super Bowl the 757 had Seattle Seahawks titles. Does that aircraft always have the titles or where they put on for the Super Bowl
It doesn't. It is a boring white 757. The 757 does not belong to the Seahawks but rather is a personal jet for Billionaire and Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen who owns two 757s among other jets. It does not carry titles normally, but with the special season, the Seahawks had their logo applied.
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Mshelby From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 7 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 30199 times:
The Lakers just played the Rockets this evening and are flying back to LAX on
Grand Holdings, Inc. "Champion Air" (Manhattan Beach, CA)
Aircraft Boeing 727-200 (tri-jet) [B722/W]
Origin William P Hobby [KHOU]
Destination Los Angeles Int'l [KLAX]
Route IDU2 JCT J86 ELP J50 SSO J4 TNP DOWNE4
Date Wednesday, Feb 08, 2006
Duration 3 hours 22 minutes
Progress 2 hours 39 minutes left
Status En Route (244 miles down; 1144 miles to go)
Departure 11:00PM CST 11:41PM CST
Arrival 12:16AM PST 01:03AM PST
Groundspeed 458 kts 379 kts
Altitude 34000 feet 34000 feet
Antoniemey From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1504 posts, RR: 4 Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 30181 times:
The Titans used to fly Continental when they were the Oilers, but have been using Delta in recent years... a 757 for games close enough to truck the equipment, a 767 when they needed to fly the equipment with them.
I remember last season when the Broncos came for the Christmas day game the UA 767 had to be worked by DGS because Skywest (Who does the UA express work in BNA) didn't have the equipment or trained personnel to handle a 767.
Dunno what the Predators (NHL), Sounds (AAA Baseball), or Kats (Arena Football) do, but those teams would need smaller aircraft if they chartered. I would GUESS that the Preds charter with WN if anyone, since WN has a pushback painted with their logo.
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25 DEVILFISH: Might the BBJ Clone advertised here also have served a similar function? But with the limited seats, maybe only the team owner, coaches and players g
26 Mattbna: Not sure about the Sounds of the Kats, but the Preds use Midwest. They usually have one of Midwest's MD-81s and load/unload over at Signature. View L
27 Antoniemey: That would explain why I never see it. Thanks for the info.
28 N593HA: During the last two seasons, the OAK Raiders used ship N592HA "Hunakai" to fly to away games (sad, that great HA on-board service didn't put them into
29 AS739X: San Francisco 49ers: Delta 767-400 Side note: they use to use a UAL DC-10 every year. And I mean "a" DC-10. After winning the superbowl in 1981. They
30 FLALEFTY: The Orlando Magic fly in a custom 737-300, which is owned by the DeVos family (of Amway fame), who also own the Magic. The Miami Heat travel in a priv