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The Official Ncaa Men's Basketball Charters Thread  
User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6398 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5536 times:

Okay folks,

We now know the tournaments and conference seedings for the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball tournament, so I'm creating this thread so that we can find out about the team charters  Smile

I'll start things off: Anyone know how my Alma Mater, New Mexico St., is getting from LRU to GEG? I'm guessing that the charter will be departing ELP...

And, by the way, Go Aggies! (New Mexico State Aggies  Wink ).


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5531 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Thread starter):
We now know the tournaments and conference seedings for the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball tournament, so I'm creating this thread so that we can find out about the team charters

Buses...?? I'd say a fair number will be riding on buses.



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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6398 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5464 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 1):
Buses...?? I'd say a fair number will be riding on buses.

For example, LRU-GEG would take at least 36 hours driving at the speed limit for a bus trip....so I've got my doubts there  Wink Besides, most schools will want their teams to be well rested when they arrive at their tournament cities.



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5356 times:

Here's the first one...Florida A&M to Dayton for the play-in game...I also suspect this is a band charter as well, since FAMU has a worldfamous band...

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/P...2/history/20070312/1115Z/KTLH/KDAY



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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3312 posts, RR: 45
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5334 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Thread starter):
Okay folks,

We now know the tournaments and conference seedings for the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball tournament, so I'm creating this thread so that we can find out about the team charters

I'll start things off: Anyone know how my Alma Mater, New Mexico St., is getting from LRU to GEG? I'm guessing that the charter will be departing ELP...

And, by the way, Go Aggies! (New Mexico State Aggies ).

This means war....  Smile Naa, I'm just kidding. Congrats to the Aggies (the ones I don't loathe), we'll see what they can do against the best player they'll ever be on the same court with.

I'm sure my Horns are flying to GEG, too, but not sure who or what. It sucks, because if we win the first two, we have to travel all the way back to East Rutherford NJ. It sucks! Can anyone shed some light?

Cheers and Hook'em Horns!
Cameron


User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6398 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5326 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 3):
Here's the first one...Florida A&M to Dayton for the play-in game...I also suspect this is a band charter as well, since FAMU has a worldfamous band...

Whoa, did they file GPS-direct? That flight is almost a straight line  Wow!



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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3868 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5291 times:

What will the North Carolina Tar Heels charter?


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User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2405 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5258 times:

I know that Fresno State will be taking a bus to New Mexico I believe it is or whatever for the NIT. They should put USC and UCLA on the same bird  Wink ha ha!


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User currently offlineAltairf28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 5202 times:

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 7):
They should put USC and UCLA on the same bird ha ha!

I do remember that in previous years DL and USA Jet (at least I think that's their name) would have one flight with about 5 different segments where they would take a Thursday/Saturday team to their site and then fly to another school to pick up that team. The same plane would often then fly to a Friday/Sunday team's home and RON before repeating the process.



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User currently offlineAA-SAN From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5169 times:

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 7):
They should put USC and UCLA on the same bird

Nah... We wouldn't want the lowly trOJans to feel any more inferior than they already do. GO BRUINS!


User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6771 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5163 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 6):
What will the North Carolina Tar Heels charter?

There are 3 options that UNC usually does..

Miami Air 738
Pace 732
Delta 738(?).. I think.. I know the football team charters a Delta 767..



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5145 times:

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 10):
Quoting Confuscius (Reply 6):
What will the North Carolina Tar Heels charter?

There are 3 options that UNC usually does..

Gonna be a long flight from Chapel Hill to Winston-Salem for their opening round games...



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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6771 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5136 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 11):
Gonna be a long flight from Chapel Hill to Winston-Salem for their opening round games...

Oh snap.. is it in WS? Well shut my mouth and call me Betty.. my bad.. in that case, they will just charter a bus... hehehe.. my bad...

For any flights outside of the 300 mile radius, they will use Miamia Air, Pace, or Delta.. pardon moi.. .



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User currently offlineATCGOD From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 661 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5132 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 2):
Besides, most schools will want their teams to be well rested when they arrive at their tournament cities.

Don't they usually fly commercial? I remember being on a PDX-PHX flight with the ASU basketball team one December.


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5108 times:

Quoting ATCGOD (Reply 13):
Don't they usually fly commercial? I remember being on a PDX-PHX flight with the ASU basketball team one December.

The problem with flying commercial to the tourney is the short notice that teams have to make travel arrangements...it may be hard to get enough tickets on any commercial routing from a given school to its tourney site...while some schools will no doubt be able to pull it off, I imagine we'll see a good complement of charters heading to first round sites soon...

Quoting ATCGOD (Reply 13):
Don't they usually fly commercial? I remember being on a PDX-PHX flight with the ASU basketball team one December.

Regular season is different because the schedules are set far enough in advance that athletic departments can make commercial reservations months before the actual game, if the athletic department chooses to have their school go by commercial flights to regular season games...

The tourney is a bit different though, in that teams in the tourney have no idea where they are going until the brackets are announced on Sunday, and they have to be at their first round site for Thursday or Friday, and probably a little earlier so they can rest and practice at the game site...depending on where the school is and where it needs to go, getting sufficient airline reservations for 12-15 players, plus coaches, staff, etc. might be a bit of a challenge, so the logical solution is to charter, budget permitting....seems like the first charters are already showing up for those teams who have the early session on Thursday...those games are, for quick reference:

Davidson - Maryland in BUF
ODU- Butler in BUF
Texas Tech - Boston College in W-S
Oral Roberts - Washington State in SMF
Belmont - Georgetown in W-S
Stanford - Louisville in LEX
Penn - Texas A&M in LEX

Texas A&M's charter to LEX is showing as scheduled on Flightaware...Delta 757-200 CLL-LEX, ferried in from ATL
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9837

This here is probably Penn going to LEX....
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BTA1352



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User currently offlineGh123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5032 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 3):
FAMU has a worldfamous band

More like USA famous - never heard of them.......


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4964 times:

Quoting Gh123 (Reply 15):
More like USA famous - never heard of them.......

They describe themselves as world famous...so take it up with them...

http://thefamurattlers.cstv.com/spor...s/m-footbl/spec-rel/012105aac.html



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8903 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4950 times:

Marquette comes into INT on a Midwest M81 tonight - kinda wished I was down there for it.

Texas Tech comes in on a Pan Am 727 tonight into INT as well.

UNC will charter a bus for the 65 minute ride down I-40 (heck, they could commute if they really wanted to, one of my professors makes the commute from Chapel Hill to Wake Forest every day).

Eastern Kentucky takes a USA Jet DC-9-30 from LEX to INT tonight.

Georgetown taking an ExpressJet ERJ-145 IAD-INT.

Belmont probably going to bus over from Nashville (6 hour drive, small college)

Michigan State taking a Delta MD-88 LAN-GSO tonight (GSO about a 25 minute drive down I-40 to US-52 to the Joel)

No idea on BC - only things from BOS/BED to GSO/INT today has been Delta's regularly scheduled 930ish a.m. departure from BOS to GSO.


User currently offlinePlaneGuy27 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4920 times:

Central Connecticut State flew from BDL to LEX today
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CXP411


User currently offlineAltairf28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4882 times:

Alluding to what I mentioned earlier, the same plane is now taking Indiana to SMF
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CXP412
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CXP413

Wonder why it stopped in Salina?



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User currently offlineAdools From Egypt, joined Oct 2006, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4880 times:

May I ask a naive question? When did the NCAA Men's Basketball March Tournament begin? Has it always been with sites spread all around the US? If so, how did teams travel in earlier years? If the bracket is announced on Sunday and you have to play on Thursday or Friday on the other side of the country before extensive air travel was possible, what did teams do? Can someone give a little bit of history here?

Thanks!


User currently offlineAltairF28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4863 times:

The first tournament was in 1939 but it was very small. Only one team per conference was allowed in through 1974. In 1975 it became two teams per conference and in 1980 it became unlimited teams per conference. According to a book I have, nobody was sent out of their region until sometime in the late 70's.


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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4832 times:

Quoting Altairf28 (Reply 19):
Wonder why it stopped in Salina?

Fuel stop maybe...it is a westbound flight, so it'd be flying into a headwind, maybe they were particularly strong today?



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User currently offlineVictorKilo From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4779 times:

Quoting Adools (Reply 20):
If the bracket is announced on Sunday and you have to play on Thursday or Friday on the other side of the country before extensive air travel was possible, what did teams do? Can someone give a little bit of history here?



Quoting AltairF28 (Reply 21):
The first tournament was in 1939 but it was very small. Only one team per conference was allowed in through 1974. In 1975 it became two teams per conference and in 1980 it became unlimited teams per conference. According to a book I have, nobody was sent out of their region until sometime in the late 70's.

The tournament was also smaller back then. In 1951 it was only 16 teams, working its way up to 32 teams in 1975, 40 in 1979, 48 in 1980, 64 in 1985, and in 2000, an additional team was added, with the bottom two teams in the tournament playing a "play-in" game held annually in Dayton, Ohio. That game is tonight.

So the demands on air travel were lower years ago just because it was smaller.


User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9509 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4753 times:

Delta has Georgia Tech (and UGA but they are not playing)


yep.
25 DeltAirlines : Belmont took an ExpressJet ERJ-145 XR BNA-INT today. No idea on BC - maybe they just ended up on one of the Delta non-stops? Those things have been ru
26 Post contains images SW733 : Hopefully something that will break down My alma mater and current employer, Kansas, charters a 737 our of Topeka...not sure what airline it is. Firs
27 Post contains links ASMD11 : Here are some charters from and to GEG for NCAA more will be follwing later this week. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...3/history/20070314/0216Z
28 Post contains links and images Bcoz : Maybe I just have to point this out because I'm a Mizzou grad , but I think it would be six and one-half dozen the other as far distance from the Uni
29 Post contains images KELPkid : Welcome to A.net
30 Post contains links AirTranTUS : The University of Arizona is flying Allegiant to MSY for their Round 1 game Friday. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4141 Aircraft is routing LAS
31 Post contains links Bcoz : Looks like this is the Miami University Redskins (errr...I mean Redhawks) heading to GEG for their first-round game against Oregon http://flightaware.
32 Post contains links and images KELPkid : Hehe...found my alma mater's charter: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAY4143 I guess it was cheaper to use ELP than LRU...although LRU has full ai
33 Post contains images KELPkid : " target=_blank>http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...Y4143 The NMSU Aggies are definitely on New Mexico time...the charter only left 1 hour 22 minut
34 Post contains images KELPkid : So, figured out how the Aggies' opponents are getting to GEG yet?
35 Post contains links KELPkid : Looks like the longhorns chartered a DL 738 to get to GEG: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9803 It's showing the first leg today originated in A
36 Post contains links TheGreatChecko : Maybe the pilots wanted to visit the cute lady rampers and pick up some free steaks while they were at it! http://www.floweraviation.com/salina.htm C
37 Post contains links and images ASMD11 : Quoting KELPkid (Reply 35): Looks like the longhorns chartered a DL 738 to get to GEG: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9803 It's showing the fir
38 Post contains links USAFHummer : Vanderbilt returning home after second round triumph over Washington State... http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9778 Butler after beating Maryland
39 KstateinALB : Anybody know what UAlbany flew on today? I wasn't able to catch it.
40 Post contains links and images KELPkid : Interesting.... The Aggies (The New Mexico ones-my alma mater) took Champion home in defeat: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CCP620
41 Cubsrule : At least some of the travel arrangements are made by the NCAA. Return flights for losing teams, for example, are poised to take either team back home
42 A/c dxer : Shorts travel is handling all of the NCAA tournament travel they have been doing it a couple of years after the teams were having problems getting to
43 Post contains links COFanNYC : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/PCE3770 BC after losing to Georgetown... go hoyas!
44 Post contains links and images KELPkid : Longhorns going home on a Champion 727 after losing today... http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CCP637 Take that-serves you right for beating the NM A
45 Post contains images Longhornmaniac : Actually....double Actually....triple 1) We lost. 2) They get to fly on a Champion 727 3) This may be the last time I get to see Kevin Durant in a Te
46 Post contains links Cbartolucci : Looks like the Purdue Boilermakers went back to LAF on a Delta 757. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...9/history/20070318/2353Z/KMSY/KLAF
47 ABQ747 : Las Cruces is getting pretty big. It sucks that people there have to drive to ELP or ABQ for air service. Do you know if there are any expansion plan
48 Post contains links GuitrThree : I betcha this airport was abuzz yesterday.. don't know if it was the team or a charter of fans, but a Delta 757-200 landed at Forbes Field (KFOE) from
49 Post contains images KELPkid : They're getting a control tower pretty soon...no immediate plans to expand the runways, however. Two 8500x100 runways (one with an ILS ) are more tha
50 Post contains images KELPkid : Any more charters, anyone? I know there were a few games last night...there are already a couple of teams in the round of eight
51 Post contains links and images KELPkid : Looks like the UNLV Runnin' Rebels will be runnin' home on a private 737 (after takin' a lickin' from the Oregon Ducks): http://flightaware.com/live/f
52 Post contains images KPDX : Hell yea! Whose headed to beat Overated Florida? Thats right.... GO DUCKS! KPDX
53 Pilotpip : Nope. I loaded the team, band and 260ish of their bags onto an Allegiant MD-82 at about 11 this morning.
54 Post contains images KELPkid : Thanks for the correction. They must have a very rich fan, then
55 Post contains links GatorAvionics : The Defending NCAA BAsketball Champion Florida Gators took a DAL 757 from GNV-STL http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9784
56 Post contains images KPDX : " target=_blank>http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...L9784 This will be a good game since Im a huge Oregon fan, watch out for Tajuan Porter! KPDX
57 AirlineBrat : I'll second that there my friend. GO DUCKS!!!! TP is on fire and he is only a freshman so hopefully he will be playing in Eugene for a long time to c
58 Post contains links KELPkid : And another one bites the dust... Oregon headed home to EUG from STL: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9823
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