PHLJJS From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 422 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2666 times:
What kind of operation does Champion have at PHL? They don't use any gates, but everyday i see at least one, sometimes two, 727's parked at Atlantic Aviation on the Enterprise Ave. side of the airport.
MaxQ2351 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2648 times:
Champion is big into charters, so maybe the planes you are seeing are not regularly scheduled flights. Champion has 10 727-200's in all Y seating, and 6 727-200's in a VIP configuration, so maybe the aircraft you're seeing are VIP charters?? I wouldn't know the extent of the operation they have in and out of PHL, though.
Bwione From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2565 times:
They have the contract for the 76ers and for numerous away teams playing the 76ers. They may also have the contract for the Flyers, but I'm not sure about that. In addition, they have the contract for the Wizards, so you'll see them at Dulles frequently as well.
Sunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2071 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2514 times:
Champion has a contract with the NBA to fly teams around the country.
I know the people who do the catering for the Champion/NBA flights in MSP, they can have a plane come in need to be de-catered and re-catered at the same time or with just a few hours time. Skyfood people sure run their butts off for them, and do a Top Notch job. Yes I said Skyfood, it is not LSG SkyChief.
The NBA food is the best I have seen this guys but onboard.
Champion also does the Minnesota Twins baseball team.