LACA773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3877 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1344 times:
Quoting LAXintl (Reply 8): Oh they get food. And the volume and type of food is good enough buffet for even a King
Thanks LAXintl. I had a feeling they probably did. I remember reading a TR in regards to flight crew who worked a HA 763 for one of the Seattle teams. They provided first class catering for everyone, front to back, and talking about buffet, for a 4 hour flight, that's what they exactly had in the galleys if they got hungry.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7185 posts, RR: 29 Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1129 times:
Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 4): Yes all 9 Airbus' that are used for team charters are in the executive layout. They all have huge seats, LCD's tv's and more.
Quoting LACA773 (Reply 7): Do these sports team charters and other's receive meal service, or do they just serve the BOB for no charge?
Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 12): With only 56 seats I would say no, but will defer to the NW experts.
These are exclusive VIP-layout aircraft with 56 seats, full galleys with oven, LCD screens, and other features. Similar to the way the former 727 NBA charter / VIP aircraft operated a few years back, these aircraft are dedicated in this layout and do not fly in scheduled service during the season.
At the conclusion of the NBA season, 7of the 9 aircraft will be converted back into regular passenger configuration (which nicely coincides with the busy summer season). As mentioned, the remaining 2 aircraft will remain in VIP layout for special charter work.
ItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1017 posts, RR: 2 Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1113 times:
Quoting LAXintl (Reply 8): Oh they get food. And the volume and type of food is good enough buffet for even a King!
I lucked into a Timberwolves charter back when it was on the 727. 0800 departure from CID after an exposition game to IND. In that 55 minutes we did a 2 course breakfast (with choices), beverage and snacks the franchise requested (Skittles, Tiger Milk bars, etc). The regular 'NBA Queen" FAs had it down to a science. I on the other hand, was running for my jumpseat as we flaired.