Chicago757 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 382 posts, RR: 1 Posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 18655 times:
I was just wondering what baseball teams use which airlines. For instance I saw my favorite team, The Chicago White Sox, come in on Sunday night from Detroit @ MDW. They are chartered by United Airlines, and United doesn't fly out of MDW, so as soon as I saw the A320 parking into the General Aviation Area, I knew it was them and saw them coming out of the plane shortly after. There was a North American 757 parked next to it and I didn't know what that was for.
Mbm3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 853 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 18487 times:
Quoting Chicago757 (Thread starter): They are chartered by United Airlines, and United doesn't fly out of MDW, so as soon as I saw the A320 parking into the General Aviation Area, I knew it was them and saw them coming out of the plane shortly after.
Imagine my surprise when I saw a United A320 on approach to BKL last year!
Let Me Tell You, Landing A 772ER Is Harder Than It Looks!
Soxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 870 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 18414 times:
For planes in a two-class configuration, who get the best seats? Do they go to the coaches or (at least some of) the starting lineup? (Perhaps there's a stipulation in a player's contract, I can see the story in the papers: "[Player] has signed a 2-year, $10m contract which includes bonuses such as airline travel in first class. The player said only, "I love the free drinks and those warm mixed nuts."
Pilot: "Request push, which way should we face?" JFK Ground: "You better face the front, sir, or you'll scare the pax!"
Hatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1500 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 18344 times:
I think it also depends which side of the country you're on. Anytime the Red Sox come to Seattle and then play a series anywhere on the west coast following that i.e. California, they've flown on Alaska Airlines.
KELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 18312 times:
Do the Seattle Mariners still sue the "Wonder twins", N756AF and N757AF, Paul Allen's personal 757's? I know Mr. Allen doesn't own the Mariners, but that the Mariners somehow had a deal a few seasons ago to use these birds...
Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
Csturdiv From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 1515 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 18227 times:
What do the Chicago Cubs use? I remember several years ago some of the troublesome players on the team didn't want to fly on the charter and they flew commercial or on their own chartered aircraft. I once remember flying back to ORD from PHL (after heading out there to see the Cubs in the new Phillies stadium) on an AA F100 and one of the Cubs outfielders was flying first class.
An American expat from the ORD area living and working in Australia
BOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1995 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 17902 times:
I've always wondered what would happen if B6 became the official airline of the New York Yankees, or even worse, put A-Rod on their planes and signs. Would the Boston customers stray away, even if they are also the official airline of the Boston Marathon? Or would people not care? It seems like the airline that charters a team is the largest (or one of the largest) airlines in their city.