Ncflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 449 posts, RR: 2 Posted (6 years 4 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4078 times:
Folks are quick to post when they see a charter wide body at their home town airport bringing in an NFL team-- what about baseball teams? Do they own their own planes a la the NBA? Charter from the airlines? Any particulars on team airplanes?
That looks like the Seattle Mariners heading back to Seattle on a Delta 738 after their series in Chicago...I would imagine the reason you don't hear nearly as much about baseball charters is that 737s and A320s aren't nearly as noteworthy as the widebodies many football teams need to use.
DeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 8926 posts, RR: 10 Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3817 times:
DL has the most MLB charters and they are mostly on 738s and 752s
WAS(red skins i think?)
and thats all i can think of but I'm sure there are more
YYZ757FAN From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 92 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (6 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3758 times:
Quoting Teo747 (Reply 4): That looks like the Seattle Mariners heading back to Seattle on a Delta 738 after their series in Chicago
I thought that the Seattle Mariners had a team owned 757, I've seen one with the team logos in previous years at YYZ,
The Toronto Blue Jays currently charter an aircraft from Miami Air, usually a 737-400
Texas Rangers have a team owned 727 which they share with the NHL's Dallas Stars, Rangers logo on the port side and Stars on the starboard side. Detroit Tigers also share their airplane, a DC9 with the Detroit Red Wings
The Tigers have their own DC-9 which is shared with the Red Wings during the season. I don't really know what they do in the early part of the season when the Red Wings are finishing up their season and the Tigers are starting theirs. I will try to look into it.
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