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User currently offlineNcflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 472 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4312 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?

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User currently offlineOrdpark From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 565 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4274 times:
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Cubs and White Sox chtr United...usually 757's or A320's

User currently offlineSiouxATC From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 384 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4267 times:

The Diamondbacks have thier own 737 I believe, and the Tigers a DC-9. Red Sox use DL, Yanks CO, Brewers YX, Royals YX, Braves DL, and so on.

User currently offlineNateDAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4244 times:

Houston Astros: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/COA1900


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User currently offlineTeo747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4181 times:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9827

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.


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22309 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4181 times:

Cubs charter:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL9907



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User currently offlineBelizexp From Belize, joined Dec 2005, 373 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4167 times:

Quoting SiouxATC (Reply 2):
The Diamondbacks have thier own 737 I believe, and the Tigers a DC-9. Red Sox use DL, Yanks CO, Brewers YX, Royals YX, Braves DL, and so on.

Don't forget the Reds use DL too.



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User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4167 times:

Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks use Midwest Airlines's, 74 seat corporate cabin layout, MD-80.

Quoting Ordpark (Reply 1):
Cubs and White Sox chtr United...usually 757's or A320's

White Sox use to use Midwest also.


User currently offlineSWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4112 times:

How about the Dodgers? Anybody know what they use?
They should be going STL-IAH or HOU today.

SWA TPA



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User currently offlinePHLJJS From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4090 times:

Anyone know who the Phillies use? I think the Mets use DL.

User currently offlineYtib From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 559 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4079 times:

White Sox use an A320, http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL9904

In 2005 they were with American and used a B752, maybe they need to go back to American and see if that helps in the standings.


User currently offlineYtib From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 559 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4051 times:

Rockies use a B727 which is owned by a team owner.

Also, Cubs use ORD in Chicago while the White Sox flights all depart and arrive to MDW.


User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9081 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4051 times:

DL has the most MLB charters and they are mostly on 738s and 752s
ATL
BOS
NYM
SEA
CVG
LA(dogers)
SFO(i think)
Florida
TPA
WAS(red skins i think?)
and thats all i can think of but I'm sure there are more



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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4024 times:

Quoting SiouxATC (Reply 2):
The Diamondbacks have thier own 737 I believe,

The new name is teamjet? operated by Pace, they have three aircraft a 734,733 and a 752. Oakland A's also will use this service, and a couple of times the Mariners have used it.

Quoting DeltaL1011man (Reply 12):
WAS(red skins i think?)

That would be the Nationals.. they must be happy today coming back from 5-1 in the 8th to beat the Diamondbacks.

Wondering why does the Red Sox use a DL 763. Seems to me to be an overkill.


User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1138 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4006 times:

While the Yankees do in fact normally use CO, and they even have their own Flight number, 1908, for the last month or so they have been using Miami Air 734's, normally the one with Miami Heat titles.

Cheers

LGA777


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4007 times:

Quoting Belizexp (Reply 6):
Don't forget the Reds use DL too.

That's probably not a fact DL wants to make public or is very proud of though.  wink 
(And I'm a Reds fan. I just realise they haven't been anything even remotely close to good for like 10 years or more now)


Anyway, anyone know if the aircraft cabins are reconfigured with bigger and wider seats for these charters (for either MLB or NFL charters) or are they left in a standard cabin configuration?


User currently offlineTWA757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3998 times:

The Red Sox charter is DAL9838: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9838. It's usually a 763, but sometimes (like today) a 752.

The Cardinals' charter is AAL9435: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9435. Usually a 752, but occasionally an MD-80.

[Edited 2007-08-13 02:39:20]

User currently offlineIaddca From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 286 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3992 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 13):
That would be the Nationals.. they must be happy today coming back from 5-1 in the 8th to beat the Diamondbacks.

I tuned in when the D-backs pitcher still had a perfect game, and then almost turned it off right before Ryan Church homered to tie it up. Great win.

Looks like the Nats use a 727 from Champion Air, a charter airline created out of the former MGM Grand Air.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CCP2681


User currently offlineYYZ757FAN From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3992 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


User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3049 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3977 times:

Quoting SWA TPA (Reply 8):
How about the Dodgers? Anybody know what they use?

Delta 738/752

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9799

They are heading back to LA as the series with the Astros is at home



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User currently offlineJetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1630 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3967 times:

Quoting SiouxATC (Reply 2):
and the Tigers a DC-9.

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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User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9081 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3961 times:

Quoting AirCop (Reply 13):
That would be the Nationals..

yea my bad but i do think they do red skins charters i get them mixed up all the time

GO BRAVES!!!!!!!!



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User currently offlineSiouxATC From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 384 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3919 times:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/MEP8325

Brewers going back to Milwaukee after playing the Astros


User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3912 times:

The Los Angles Dodgers use to travel in their own:
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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Bob Garrard


[Edited 2007-08-13 03:25:35]

User currently offlineF16arm From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

Don't the Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars share a 727??


One weekend a month and two (cough, cough 45, 90, 120 days) weeks a year supports my habbit
25 Nirvarma : What about the tribe? CO? NV
26 Post contains links VictorKilo : There was a thread earlier this year on this very topic. Detroit Tigers/Red Wings DC-9 Priority?
27 Post contains images SWA TPA : DOH! I knew that! I just wasnt thinking straight when I posted that SWA TPA
28 RFields5421 : Yes
29 Post contains links and images Fllcontinental : View Large View MediumPhoto © Pierre Langlois What about this beauty?
30 FXramper : Uncle did a ferry flight DFW-ATL last month, and picked up the St. Louis Cardinals and took them back to STL. Puljos is a really nice guy, I'm told. A
31 MrSTL : Yes AA flies the Cardinals, Rams and Blues. Interesting note: Blues are owned by Dave Checketts who is on the BOD at B6.
32 Post contains images FXramper : My uncle usually does Hawaii and Europe solely, but got asked to do the sport charters for 757s. Said the Cardinals were an awesome team to fly.
33 SWA TPA : They had this one too! Nice! SWA TPA
34 DeltaAVL : WN, believe it or not.
35 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : Does anyone know if they use A, B, and C boarding cards when they get on the plane?    There. Fixed it for you. [Edited 2007-08-13 05:33:25]
36 SWA TPA : Hee hee! Thanks! I seem to be having a bad time of it posting in this thread! SWA TPA
37 PHLJJS : That is kinda surprising. I knew about their marketing relationship with WN being "The official airline, " but didn't think about them handling the c
38 Post contains links Tornado82 : Delta also handles the Pirates, another equally sucky team (and I'm a diehard Pirates fan so I can say that). Typically a 738, but morphs into a 757
39 Post contains links PITRules : Minutes before this flight arrived, another DAL 757 landed from SFO. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9815 Are both of these flights related to
40 Tornado82 : Indirectly, yes. Due to a bout of rains in the spring, the Pirates and Giants had two games rained out at PNC Park. Monday the Pirates and Giants wil
41 FlyDeltaJets87 : I checked on MLB.com. Monday was probably an off-day for the Pirates and Giants per the original schedule. However, probably due to a rain-delay the
42 Phxplanes : So my question is do the airlines make a lot of money on charter flights, I guess the must or else they wouldnt do it. It seems like it is almost a wa
43 Post contains links Cpw : Mariners used to travel on a Paul Allen owned 757, but he sold it... mentioned here: http://www.komoradio.com/marinersradio/shannon/8325357.html Ther
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