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UA 757 IAD-BED-IAD On 10/27  
User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4149 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3618 times:

A United Airlines 757 flew from Dulles to Bedford, Massachusetts (20 miles west of Boston) today, and after an hour flew right back down to Dulles. Flight northbound was 9887 and the flight south was 9981. First thought was a sports charter, but I can't piece it together if that's what it was. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Chris in NH

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User currently offlineBAGoldEx From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3610 times:

Redskins, tomorrow at Gillette? I have no clue really, but that would have made sense to me.

User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3592 times:

Quoting BAGoldEx (Reply 1):

Thats what I thought, makes sense to me.



"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4149 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

Absolutely. Of course. I'm so conditioned to seeing inbound teams go to Providence. I suppose against the Patriots teams will try anything 'different.'

Thanks!

Chris in NH


User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4707 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

It all depends what hotel they stay at usually.

Though alot of teams will still fly out of PVD, even if they fly into BOS or BED. Gillette -PVD is under 30 min.



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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3368 times:

It was the Redskins and their flight number is always UA 9887.

The Patriots use PVD as their home airport and so do most teams in town to play the Pats. This is the first time this season that a visiting NFL team has used BED.



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User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3333 times:

I believe the Colts used BOS a few years back as they stayed at the Westin in Waltham while I was there. Very cool seeing Manning and Co.


"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4149 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3146 times:

The only problem with flying into BED and staying in Waltham is that the team bus has to travel the same clogged Route 128/Route 1 path to get to Gillette. At least by flying into PVD and coming up Route 1 from the south, traffic congestion would be a bit less. But in general I would say that BED is no more than ten to fifteen minutes further from Gillette Stadium than PVD is.

Chris in NH


User currently offlineLat41 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 478 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3137 times:

Apparently the lodging location dictated this move. The Redskins will return from PVD as per usual NFL outbound flights after Sunday's game. A NW 757 has used BED last year I think for the same logistics, yet brought the team back from Providence.

User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4149 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 1 month 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2950 times:

Yes, that's exactly the plan: United has a 757 coming into PVD from Dulles to take the Redskins back home.

Chris in NH


User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8577 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 7):
The only problem with flying into BED and staying in Waltham is that the team bus has to travel the same clogged Route 128/Route 1 path to get to Gillette.

Not much traffic on a Sunday afternoon, and i don't think they use Rt1. i believe VIP's and I guess this includes the team buses, use a back entrance off of I-95. Besides, they have a police escort all the way from the hotel to the stadium, so traffic wouldn't be an issue anyway.


User currently offlineB752OS From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 4):
It all depends what hotel they stay at usually.

Though alot of teams will still fly out of PVD, even if they fly into BOS or BED. Gillette -PVD is under 30 min.

That's not always a sure bet. People forget that PVD is on the other side of Providence and for a city its size, Providence traffic if horrible and can be during the afternoons, weekends and weekdays. The new 195 and 95 interchange is ans has been causing problems for some time now.

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 5):
It was the Redskins and their flight number is always UA 9887.

The Patriots use PVD as their home airport and so do most teams in town to play the Pats. This is the first time this season that a visiting NFL team has used BED.

BED is the Celtics preferred airport but teams playing the Bruins, Red Sox, or Celtics fly into BOS. Also, the Patriots always leave out of BOS when they have played in the Super Bowl.


User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3418 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2630 times:

Quoting B752OS (Reply 11):
That's not always a sure bet. People forget that PVD is on the other side of Providence and for a city its size, Providence traffic if horrible and can be during the afternoons, weekends and weekdays. The new 195 and 95 interchange is ans has been causing problems for some time now.

The teams almost always fly into the airport that allows them the easist/quickest means to their hotel. It is usually PVD.

There is hardly any traffic going through Providence on the weekends and the construction has only impacted lanes closures during the overnight period. The traffic that exists is the M-F rush-hour traffic that would have been there anyway.

The first phase of the new interchange (95N to 195E) opens next week.


User currently offlineB752OS From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

Quoting PVD757 (Reply 12):
Quoting B752OS (Reply 11):
That's not always a sure bet. People forget that PVD is on the other side of Providence and for a city its size, Providence traffic if horrible and can be during the afternoons, weekends and weekdays. The new 195 and 95 interchange is ans has been causing problems for some time now.

The teams almost always fly into the airport that allows them the easist/quickest means to their hotel. It is usually PVD.

There is hardly any traffic going through Providence on the weekends and the construction has only impacted lanes closures during the overnight period. The traffic that exists is the M-F rush-hour traffic that would have been there anyway.

The first phase of the new interchange (95N to 195E) opens next week.

I have had some problems before going from 195 to 95 in recent months visiting some family that lives down in Rehoboth. It sure will be a big upgrade for Providence once the new interchange is completed, the drive times should be chopped down nicely.


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2511 times:

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 5):
It was the Redskins and their flight number is always UA 9887.

Judging from the performance on the field, are you sure it was really the Redskins, or some small college team pretending to be the Redskins?


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