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Boston Bruins NHL Charter To RDU  
User currently offlineJetpixx From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 868 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 9445 times:

Can anyone provide information on who the Boston Bruins use for their charter flights? I would like to head out to RDU and give them a 'warm' welcome! lol

Actually, I ask because I was at RDU's observation deck last weekend and was lucky enough to catch New Jersey's private 727. Do the Bruins have their own plane too? Any help is much appreciated.

I know the Hurricanes flew Hooters Air on a 737-300 from BED after last night's game and arrived around 1:30am.

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User currently offlineJoePatroni From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 9424 times:

Jetpixx,
The Bruins have contracted with Air Canada Jetz to provide this service.

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User currently offlineJoePatroni From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 9409 times:

Oh, and they would probably use Hanscom Field (BED) for the charter. So, I'd look for an AC flight between BED and RDU.

JP.



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User currently offlineJetpixx From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 868 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 9389 times:

Excellent - thank you VERY much. I'll check flytecomm and Flight Aware tomorrow and head out in the afternoon. It is much appreciated!

That will be a very welcome visitor. It was nice seeing the Devils' three-holer last Saturday smoking in.


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4134 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9272 times:

Yes, Air Canada A320s have been doing the duty for the Bruins all year. They'll probably go out some time Tuesday using BED. Watch FlightAware tomorrow for the 90-minute flight.

User currently offlineJetpixx From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 868 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 9090 times:

Thank you so much to everyone who helped out above...

I saw this come across on flightaware.com, in case anyone is interested in spotting at BED or RDU...

There is a Dassault Falcon 50 scheduled to leave at 1pm for RDU, arriving at 2:27pm. This likely carries the coaching staff or management.

At 1:10pm, AC 7032 leaves BED and arrives into RDU at 2:48pm. It is an Air Canada A320...an odd visitor to the airport, as we only get Air Canada Jazz CRJs from YYZ.

I would imagine that they'll park over near the enclosed observation deck/restaurant, similar to where the Devils parked their 727 last Saturday.

The wind is also out of the ENE, so I would imagine that the planes will be landing from S to N today.


User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 9073 times:



Quoting Jetpixx (Reply 5):
There is a Dassault Falcon 50 scheduled to leave at 1pm for RDU, arriving at 2:27pm. This likely carries the coaching staff or management.

They travel with the team on the team plane typically.



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User currently offlineAWACSooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1934 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9019 times:

Does it matter? After my Canes take two from them in Raleigh, they'll probably take a bus back to Beantown!  duck 


(really though, I'm just glad Carolina's in the playoffs, and if they can push this series to 6 games or 7 before Boston takes them, I'll be happy)


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7554 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8948 times:



Quoting Jetpixx (Reply 5):
There is a Dassault Falcon 50 scheduled to leave at 1pm for RDU, arriving at 2:27pm. This likely carries the coaching staff or management.

They travel on the team plane. While were at it, anyone care to make a list of the NHL team charters?

Anaheim- Northwest (VIP)
Atlanta-
Boston- Air Canada Jetz
Buffalo-
Calgary- Air Canada Jetz
Carolina-
Chicago-
Colorado-
Columbus-
Dallas-
Detroit- Private DC-9
Edmonton- Air Canada Jetz
Florida- Miami Air International
Los Angeles-
Minnesota-
Montreal- Air Canada Jetz
Nashville-
New Jersey Devils- Private 727
New York Islanders-
New York Rangers-
Ottawa-
Philadelphia- Northwest (VIP)
Phoenix-
Pittsburgh-
San Jose-
St. Louis-
Tampa Bay-
Toronto-
Vancouver- Air Canada Jetz
Washington-

I know NW is slated to have a couple more teams next season.



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User currently offlineAdam42185 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 416 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8945 times:

All I can say is GO BRUINS!!!

Actually, i do have an on-topic question. When pro sports teams charter planes is the interior just a typical coach layout or do they have larger seats? They are, generally, much larger people...


User currently offlineKBOS From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 429 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8935 times:

The only two owned planes I know of are:
N757SS - Dallas Stars
N682RW - Red Wings

Most NHL teams just use various charter services:
C-FPWD, C-FDCA, C-FPWE are Air Canada Jetz Charters that primarily service the Western Canadian teams(Oilers/Canucks/Flames)
N732MA - Florida Panthers/Miami Hurricanes
N147AW - Anaheim Ducks
N977UA - Buffalo Sabres
N464AT - Minnesota Wild/St. Louis Blues
N737Q - Chicago Blackhawks
N757BJ - Phoenix Coyotes/St. Louis Blues (this sold and is now N757SS)
177BB is the owner of the Bruins, Jeremy Jacobs.




All Canadian teams seem to be with Air Canada. (Or A/C Jetz)
Here are the flight numbers usually assigned to teams:

ACA7035 and ACA7036 --> Calgary Flames.
ACA7037 and ACA7038 --> Vancouver Canucks.
ACA7039 and ACA7040 --> Edmonton Oilers.
ACA7041 and ACA7042 --> Montreal Canadiens.
ACA7043 and ACA7044 --> Toronto Maple Leafs.
ACA7047 and ACA7048 --> Ottawa Senators.



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User currently offlineSpotter From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8931 times:

Toronto - Air Canada Jetz
Vancouver - Air Canada Jetz
Ottawa - Air Canada Jetz


User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15781 posts, RR: 27
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8918 times:

The Chicago Blackhawks use a Swift Air 737-400. Looks like a nice jet with 68 business class seats.


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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7554 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 8887 times:

Anaheim- Northwest (VIP)
Atlanta- Miami Air International
Boston- Air Canada Jetz
Buffalo- Miami Air International
Calgary- Air Canada Jetz
Carolina- Private 727
Chicago- Swift Air
Colorado- Swift Air
Columbus- Private DC-9
Dallas- Private 757
Detroit- Private DC-9
Edmonton- Air Canada Jetz
Florida- Miami Air International
Los Angeles- Pace International
Minnesota- Sky King
Montreal- Air Canada Jetz
Nashville-
New Jersey Devils- Private 727
New York Islanders-
New York Rangers-
Ottawa- Air Canada Jetz
Philadelphia- Northwest (VIP)
Phoenix-
Pittsburgh-
San Jose-
St. Louis-
Tampa Bay-
Toronto- Air Canada Jetz
Vancouver- Air Canada Jetz
Washington-



"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offline413x3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8822 times:

I am sure that falcon was for the owners, the teams players and coaches all would travel together

User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3086 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8804 times:

Anaheim- Northwest (VIP)
Atlanta- Miami Air International
Boston- Air Canada Jetz
Buffalo- Miami Air International
Calgary- Air Canada Jetz
Carolina- Private 727
Chicago- Swift Air
Colorado- Swift Air
Columbus- Private DC-9
Dallas- Private 757
Detroit- Private DC-9
Edmonton- Air Canada Jetz
Florida- Miami Air International
Los Angeles- Pace International
Minnesota- Sky King
Montreal- Air Canada Jetz
Nashville- Miami Air International
New Jersey Devils- Private 727
New York Islanders- Miami Air International
New York Rangers- Private 737
Ottawa- Air Canada Jetz
Philadelphia- Northwest (VIP)
Phoenix- Swift Air
Pittsburgh- Miami Air International
San Jose- Sky King
St. Louis- Miami Air International
Tampa Bay- Miami Air International
Toronto- Air Canada Jetz
Vancouver- Air Canada Jetz
Washington- Miami Air International



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User currently offlineJoePatroni From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8792 times:



Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 15):
Anaheim- Northwest (VIP)

Begining with the 2009/2010 season, the Anaheim Ducks will also be using Air Canada Jetz for their chartered flights.



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7554 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 8791 times:

Anaheim- Northwest (VIP)
Atlanta- Miami Air International
Boston- Air Canada Jetz
Buffalo- Miami Air International
Calgary- Air Canada Jetz
Carolina- Private 727
Chicago- Swift Air
Colorado- Swift Air
Columbus- Sky King
Dallas- Private 757
Detroit- Private DC-9
Edmonton- Air Canada Jetz
Florida- Miami Air International
Los Angeles- Pace International
Minnesota- Sky King
Montreal- Air Canada Jetz
Nashville- Sky King
New Jersey Devils- Private 727
New York Islanders- Air Canada Jetz
New York Rangers- Sky King
Ottawa- Air Canada Jetz
Philadelphia- Northwest (VIP)
Phoenix- Pace
Pittsburgh- Miami Air International
San Jose- Ameristar
St. Louis- Sky King
Tampa Bay- Pace
Toronto- Air Canada Jetz
Vancouver- Air Canada Jetz
Washington- Pace



"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3788 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8707 times:

Columbus- Private DC-9, N697BJ, ex-Legend, CO


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User currently offlineJetpixx From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 868 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8696 times:

I see the Hurricanes listed as a private 727, but they flew back from BED on Sunday night aboard a Pace 737-300. I do not think the above is accurate anymore, as this plane has been parked near the GA terminal for most of the season. Not sure of the reg #...it isn't really in plain view, but you can catch the tail from the outdoor observation deck at RDU.

User currently offlineJamincan From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 776 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 8597 times:



Quoting Adam42185 (Reply 9):
Actually, i do have an on-topic question. When pro sports teams charter planes is the interior just a typical coach layout or do they have larger seats? They are, generally, much larger people...

I know AC Jetz is an all Business Class arrangement.


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7554 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 8551 times:



Quoting JoePatroni (Reply 16):
Begining with the 2009/2010 season, the Anaheim Ducks will also be using Air Canada Jetz for their chartered flights

Last that was told is that NW (as of two weeks ago) would be keeping them from here on out and they will be picking up more teams.



"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4134 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8501 times:

What type of aircraft do people generally agree is best-suited for NHL teams to use...with respect to size, flight (stage) lengths, economy, etc? Seems like a DC-9 would be worst of all, since it is usually departing airports after curfews.

User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15781 posts, RR: 27
Reply 23, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 8449 times:



Quoting Adam42185 (Reply 9):
When pro sports teams charter planes is the interior just a typical coach layout or do they have larger seats?

Usually, except for teams that get special planes. For example the DL (NW) A-319s used by most NBA teams or the various Swift Air / AC Jetz / Pace users out there.

Quoting 413x3 (Reply 14):
I am sure that falcon was for the owners

I saw a Falcon before doing YYC-ORD and it seemed to be owned by a Canadian company. I think it was the owners, but I may be wrong.

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 17):
Northwest (VIP)

Are these the A-319s usually used on NBA charters?



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