Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
DL Is Unofficial Airline Of Final Four  
User currently offlineDeltaFFinDFW From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1448 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

http://biz.yahoo.com/pz/060331/96567.html

INDIANAPOLIS, March 31, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The road to this year's collegiate basketball national championship will begin on Delta Air Lines for the hundreds of student athletes competing in this weekend's tournament in Indianapolis. Between today and Sunday, Delta will fly the athletic staffs from Louisiana State University, the University of Florida, the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) and George Mason University between their hometowns and Indianapolis as they pursue college basketball's ultimate prize -- the 2006 National Championship.

``Delta is thrilled to carry the hopes and dreams of every athlete competing in this year's collegiate basketball national championship to and from Indianapolis. This year, Delta has operated more flights for the tournament teams than at any other time in our history,'' said Glen Hauenstein, Delta's executive vice president of Network and Revenue Management. ``For the first time ever, we are proud to have a charter relationship with every university competing in the tournament and to carry all of these schools on the final legs of their journeys to a national championship.''

For the basketball tournament this weekend, Delta and its affiliates will operate 10 charter flights between Indianapolis and Baton Rouge, La., Gainesville, Fla., Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., to transport athletes, alumni, fans and support staff. These flights are in addition to the 108 charter flights already operated this month for teams competing in the men's and women's collegiate championships.

4 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2254 times:

There was another thread on what the teams took. Not sure about the one for Florida though. If we have a charter agreement with DL why would we use these other guys plus fly out of JAX when GNV is just fine for flights?

Final Four Equip. Subs To IND (by LV Mar 26 2006 in Civil Aviation)

Here's what that original thread said were the flights for the teams. I feel sorry for those guys having to ride Barbie Jets up there. I'm only 6' and I can't stand up in those damn things.

George Mason
Comair Canadair CL-600 Regional Jet CRJ-100 from IAD
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/COM9749

Florida
Ameristar Jet Charter McDonnell Douglas DC-9-10 from JAX
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AJI9429

UCLA
Delta Boeing 757-200 from LAX
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9821

LSU
ASA Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-200 from BTR
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ACY9769



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3602 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2223 times:

Perhaps the UF charter in the other thread is not for the team, but rather an alumni or other such charter.

User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2163 times:

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 2):
Perhaps the UF charter in the other thread is not for the team, but rather an alumni or other such charter

Could be. As long as we win it all I don't care what the kids fly up there on. Bring them home on a DL 777 then.



"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineAvConsultant From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

I thought the University of Florida had a F-27?

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
USAir CEO: DL Is "Axis Of Evil," Leo Is "Dr. Evil" posted Wed Sep 18 2002 03:22:06 by DeltaSFO
DL....airline Of The Decade? posted Tue Jul 4 2006 04:28:53 by Xlpants
CX Is Airline Of The Year Yet Again! posted Sat May 20 2006 05:00:34 by N754PR
DL Official Airline Of The Kentucky Derby posted Mon May 2 2005 17:28:01 by Jblake1
Which Airline Is In Need Of A New Paint Scheme posted Mon Dec 22 2003 18:15:14 by COIAH99
What Airline/aircraft Is This A Cabin Of? posted Mon Apr 16 2001 03:09:59 by Tupolev154B2
Northwest Is The Most Improved Airline Of 2000 posted Wed Feb 14 2001 00:27:34 by Nwa747-400
What Is The Official Airline Of The Usa? posted Sat Sep 9 2000 13:45:48 by JAT
What Aircraft/airline Is This Pic Of? posted Wed Jun 21 2000 08:47:11 by Timobear
Is US The Official Airline Of Universal In Mco? posted Sat Jun 5 1999 21:26:47 by FirstClass!