AltairF28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 147 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2000 times:
With the men's brackets now announced (and the women's tournament selection Monday night) I figure the charters should start tomorrow (the play-in game participants) and continue Tuesday and Wednesday. Post any info you know about here.
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Texan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4291 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1870 times:
Quoting FXramper (Reply 2): The Longhorn football team took a 764 to the Rose Bowl.
They're playing just up the road here in Dallas, though. I'd expect them to just be bussed up. For the Big 12 Conference Championship, we had 2 Skywest CRJs, a Skyway 328Jet, a Chautauqua ERJ or two. Don't remember the other planes that came in. DAL will have a good amount of charters on Wednesday and Thursday with teams and supporters flying in. Won't know the info until they are in the air, though.
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The Longhorn football team took a 764 to the Rose Bowl.
The NCAA does all the chartering for the teams and picks up the expense. The logistics is done by a small travel agency near MSN (or at least central Wisconsin somewhere) I believe. There was a nifty Wall Street Journal article about the agency last year at this time. some teams are chartered, some take the bus and others go commercial. You lose, you go home commercial, usually...unless the school wants to pay the whole way.
Atrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5716 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1800 times:
Quoting Usairways85 (Reply 6): I would suspect most teams will be taking RJ's or smaller narrowbody aircraft. The final 4 teams might end up with a 737 or 752 to Indy because of the extra media/family/friends.
Also depends on the range too.
SIU went to Oklahoma City and we got a 737 going and an AA MD82 coming back home.
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Wjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5404 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1794 times:
If memory serves, our friend GroundStop saved the day with an NCAA Women's team last year when something happened to their DL flight. FL got the preponderance of the team there. In that discussion, there was some explanation of how the whole NCAA thing works, and how FL got praise from the NCAA for going above and beyond, IIRC.