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NFL Teams And Their Airlines/Private Aircraft?  
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 44179 times:

I am inspired by the following thread: "The Bus" Flies Home In A Boeing (A 767!) (by D L X Feb 7 2006 in Civil Aviation)

I read there that the Steelers are flying on US Airways and that the Seahawks have their own 757.

But what airlines are the other NFL teams using? Do they always charter a complete plane or do they also use regular flights? And which teams have their own private aircraft like the Seahawks?

Is there an official airline for the Pro Bowl? How are the players getting to HNL next Sunday?

Patrick

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User currently offlineDL787932ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 44160 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.



F L Y D E L T A J E T S
User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9641 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 44115 times:

The Detroit Redwings and Detroit Tigers share a DC9 painted in their respective team logos.

For football there are only 16 games with only 8 being away from home, which makes having a separate plane less useful, but other sports have far more games and more travel required.



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User currently offlineGoCOgo From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 44012 times:

Cleveland:

Browns: DL 763 or 764, normally
Indians CO 737, I think
Cavs: Privite 732, operated by Pace.



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User currently offlineChrisjake From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 871 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 43999 times:

Jacksonville Jaguars = World MD-11


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 43986 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.

Quoting Chrisjake (Reply 4):
Jacksonville Jaguars = World MD-11

Wow, that's a pretty big plane, not bad.

Thanks for the info!

Patrick


User currently offlineA999 From Norway, joined Mar 2004, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 43958 times:

Big planes for big guys!

User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7521 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 43943 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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User currently offlineMshelby From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 43902 times:

Ohio State Basketball Team usually flies on a Chautauqua E-145 to away games. ( I know its College)

Packers - NWA 757-300


User currently offlineHammer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 689 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 43891 times:

Eagles took an A330 last year to jax for the superbowl...

User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 43891 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
But what airlines are the other NFL teams using?

This one is well covered and comes up every year at the start of football season.



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 43888 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 10):
This one is well covered and comes up every year at the start of football season.

And for a change, I posted it at the end of the football season this time.  Wink

Patrick


User currently offlineDalb777 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 43842 times:

The New Orleans Saints fly DL. So does the LSU Tigers football team. The Hornets have their own 727.


Geaux Tigers! Geaux Hornets! Geaux Saints! WHO DAT!!!
User currently offlineBeefstew25 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 43770 times:

Wayne Weaver, owner of the Jags, flies a CL-600, reg is N555WD....


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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 43765 times:

Quoting Hammer (Reply 9):
Eagles took an A330 last year to jax for the superbowl...

Actually, it was a DC-10 to CRG (?)...our own DeltaGuy was there for the arrival as he worked the flight...he loves to show off his pics so Im sure once he sees this thread he'll post them!

Addons:

Oakland Raiders: Hawaiian 767-300
Denver Broncos: United 767-300
Detroit Lions: Northwest Airlines

Greg



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1881 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 43716 times:
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New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons both charter DL 752's


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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 43669 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.

User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 43646 times:

The Packers have used NW frequently in the past, often on 757s (not sure whether the 752 or 753).

User currently offlineDLCnxgptjax From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 353 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 43643 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 14):
Actually, it was a DC-10 to CRG (?)

One correction, it was VQQ cecil field. CRG is craig field. Both of craigs runways are only 4000ft long.


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 43643 times:

Quoting DLCnxgptjax (Reply 18):
One correction, it was VQQ cecil field. CRG is craig field. Both of craigs runways are only 4000ft long.

Thanks for the correction!

Greg



Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7298 posts, RR: 85
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 43611 times:
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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.  Sad


User currently offlineDc8jet From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 43611 times:

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?

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9641 posts, RR: 52
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 43600 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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User currently offlineMshelby From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 43538 times:

The Lakers just played the Rockets this evening and are flying back to LAX on
CCP2016
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
42 minutes


Status En Route (244 miles down; 1144 miles to go)
Proposed/Assigned Actual/Estimated
Departure 11:00PM CST 11:41PM CST
Arrival 12:16AM PST 01:03AM PST
Groundspeed 458 kts 379 kts
Altitude 34000 feet 34000 feet


User currently offlineAntoniemey From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1571 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 43520 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 Post contains links and images 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 Post contains images Antoniemey : That would explain why I never see it. Thanks for the info.
28 Post contains links and images 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
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