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Doesn't The NHL Charter Flights?  
User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6429 times:

I flew Frontier 851 from DEN-PHX today, and while I didn't notice during the flight, at the baggage claim, there were several members of the Colorado Avalanche picking up a lot of luggage including heavy equipment, hockey sticks, and so forth (making my bag so late I almost missed my bus home). Why didn't they charter a plane instead? Is the traveling contingent for an NHL team pretty small or something?

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6417 times:

Yes..... Last week or so the Chicago Blakhawks arrived in BNA in a United 737-500.... and the Nashville Predators use Midwest Airlines. Who gets first use on the Detroit plane this week...???? The Tigers or the Red Wings....???
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I'm sure a busy crew and plane this week.....!!

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User currently offlineBA84 From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 418 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6409 times:
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They usually do charter. Canadian NHL teams charter Air Canada 'Jetz'. This is a division of AC, providing charters for sports teams, using an A-320, configured with an all business class cabin. Your Frontier flight may not have carried the whole Avalanche team, just a few players being airlifted to a game in PHX. A full complement would be about 40, including team officials and journalists.

User currently offlineZRHnerd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6383 times:

When i was 17 years old I used to play for the Swiss U18 ice hockey national team, we went to a tournament in Montreal with the whole team on LX, that was such a mess. We sure payed lots for overweight baggage Big grin

User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3738 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6275 times:

The Columbus Blue Jackets have their own set of wings:


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DeltaRules



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User currently offlineSJC4Me From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 373 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6275 times:

The Avalanche have been flying Frontier for quite some time now.


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User currently offlineOsiris30 From Barbados, joined Sep 2006, 3192 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6253 times:

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 4):
The Columbus Blue Jackets have their own set of wings:

Repeat after me:

Ugliest livery EVAR!!!

LOL...

Rule 1: If you're going to own a private jet, paint it nice at least  Smile



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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6210 times:

Quoting BA84 (Reply 2):
Your Frontier flight may not have carried the whole Avalanche team, just a few players being airlifted to a game in PHX. A full complement would be about 40, including team officials and journalists.

Yeah, I'd say this flight had about 15-20 people associated with the team. By the way, they travel wearing suit coats and stuff so I think their organization makes them dress up when they fly. But they stopped short of ties.

They weren't flying for a game, apparently. According to their schedule, they don't play the Coyotes soon, so they must have been in PHX for some other reason. And from what I could tell, their bags had both DEN and PHX on the tags, so they were probably coming from somewhere else and just traveling through DEN due to their agreements with F9. Probably Montreal where they played last night, although F9 doesn't fly there, so they probably were on some other airline. All I see on FlightAware is an Air Canada flight that got in after my flight left, and a Pace B733, which departed late last night and was probably what they flew. And apparently a few of the team continued on to PHX with some of the equipment, which must have spent the night at DEN since the Pace flight got in at 1:50 in the morning, and the Frontier flight wasn't until 8:25 AM.

[Edited 2006-10-23 01:33:09]

User currently offlineDeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6195 times:

The Dallas Stars have their own plane - well they actually share it...


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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7538 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6186 times:

Quoting AlexPorter (Thread starter):
Colorado Avalanche

They used to use Northwest when they had the charter only aircraft (727's)



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User currently offlineJFK69 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1416 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6186 times:

A few years back, when the Islanders were having owner issues, They did not have chartered flights and actually flew Southwest for most of the games. They used to bribe people waiting on line with autographs in order to get the better seats on the aircraft and to get on sooner.

I know they charter now but I'm not sure with who.


User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6156 times:

Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 6):

Repeat after me:

Ugliest livery EVAR!!!

LOL...

Rule 1: If you're going to own a private jet, paint it nice at least

They went the cheap route and didn't do much repainting from the a/c's previous operator:


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I know that the Atlanta Thrashers are one of several teams that use Midwest Airlines for their charters (the St. Louis Blues are another). Pace Airlines does quite a few charter for NHL teams as well. Many NHL teams charter from charter airlines like Pace, Miami Air International and Ryan International. I know the Florida Panthers use Miami Air Int'l, as this season I've seen the following a/c parked @ ATL:

This one was here for last night's game vs. the Thrashers:

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This one was here for the game back on October the 7th:

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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6134 times:

The Phoenix Coyotes (last place of course, along with the Cardinals, and Diamondbacks must be something in the air in Phoenix) uses Sportsjet it either a 734 or 757 depending on what is available. Suns and Diamondbacks also uses this carrier. Several other teams also have started to use them when they are available. The crews are provided by Pace hence a Pace flight number. For details on the aircraft go to flypace.com and check out the two Phoenix based aircraft.

User currently offlineTys777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 6129 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):
Who gets first use on the Detroit plane this week...???? The Tigers or the Red Wings....???

The Tiger's have been using a NW 757 during the playoffs allowing the Red Wings to continue use of "Red Wing 1" as it's called



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User currently offlineGregarious119 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 532 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6102 times:

Quoting Tys777 (Reply 13):

The Tiger's have been using a NW 757 during the playoffs allowing the Red Wings to continue use of "Red Wing 1" as it's called

When I checked last week for flights from OAK to DTW, the only flight I saw was a NW DC-10.

That would seem to make some sense for their charter, does anyone around DTW have any more info?


User currently offlineOsiris30 From Barbados, joined Sep 2006, 3192 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6102 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 11):
They went the cheap route and didn't do much repainting from the a/c's previous operator:

Understatement of the year LOL...

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 11):
This one was here for the game back on October the 7th:

God I *love* the way those 27s look.. I miss the 727  hissyfit 



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User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6124 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6059 times:

Midwest brought in the St. Louis Blue's a few weeks ago to LAX.

ASLAX



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineBh From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 525 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5993 times:

Skyking with thier 737-200's do a lot of work with some of the NHL teams.
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The New York Rangers have a 737-400,i believe it is operated by PACE:
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The New York Islanders use this Miami Air 737-400:
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User currently offlineWolsingerjet From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5955 times:

Some canadian teams also use Starjets 727-200.


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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9328 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5904 times:

Quoting Gregarious119 (Reply 14):
Quoting Tys777 (Reply 13):

The Tiger's have been using a NW 757 during the playoffs allowing the Red Wings to continue use of "Red Wing 1" as it's called

When I checked last week for flights from OAK to DTW, the only flight I saw was a NW DC-10.

That would seem to make some sense for their charter, does anyone around DTW have any more info?

there's a NW 330 on the books for a late Monday evening flight into St. Louis.



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User currently offlinePolar1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5895 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):
Who gets first use on the Detroit plane this week...???? The Tigers or the Red Wings....???



Quoting Tys777 (Reply 13):
The Tiger's have been using a NW 757 during the playoffs allowing the Red Wings to continue use of "Red Wing 1" as it's called

Based on the schedule, the Red Wings are back at home and playing Wednesday. The Red Wings next road game is Friday at Dallas. Barring a weather issue in the 'Lou, the Tigers could use the plane playing Tue-Thur on the road.



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User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6124 posts, RR: 23
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5885 times:

STLGph: Damn, a A330 DTW-STL for the Tigers (Thats 1 hr 39 min). WOW being AL champs pays off.

ASLAX



"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineKL642 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 350 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5854 times:

The Minnesota Wild use Sky King 737-200's according to www.mspupdate.com.

User currently offlineHardkor From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days ago) and read 5834 times:

Surprised that the Islanders have never chartered Tower Air!
Hardkor


User currently offlinePolar1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5775 times:

The Cardinals:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9435

The Tigers did upgrade:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NWA9814

My plane is bigger than yours! Who will have the bigger bats?



Theme planes flown on: N218UA, N425QX, N443SW, N501SW, N610DL, N629SW, N653UA, N784AS, N792AS, N821SK
25 Akizidy214 : I saw the Chicago Blackhawks at DFW last week sometime. They charted a 737 from UA. Stars 5 Blackhawks 4
26 CcrlR : They used a 757, Just like the Chicago White Sox did last year. At least the Red Wings are still using the DC-9. What happened to SportHawk Airlines w
27 Tys777 : During the Divisional series, they were using a NW 757-200 so it's a nice little upgrade, Of course the Tigers had to wait until a year after I moved
28 PHLJJS : Anyone know who/ what the Flyers use?
29 BA84 : A bus! Goodbye, Bobby!
30 NASCARAirforce : Miami Air used to have a 727 when they were still in the old colors with a picture of the Florida Panthers logo on the tail. I was surprised that Amer
31 Wolsingerjet : Pace airlines takes care of the coyotes now with a 737-300 and sometimes a 757-200.
32 SkyvanMan : I'm betting the Kings fly commercial and would fly ryanair if it operated in the U.S., the'yre so cheap, can't afford a decent young non-gamble goalie
33 Post contains links Srbmod : They use Pace Airlines. They flew into DAL from CMH after last night's loss to the Blue Jackets. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/PCE2210
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