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Philadelphia Eagles: NW 744 PHL-SFO  
User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3088 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3673 times:

The Eagles will be flying a NW 747-400 today for their trip to the west coast to take on the Raiders.


http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...4/history/20091016/1500Z/KDTW/KPHL




Flight Status results for:
From: Philadelphia-Int'l, PA (PHL)
To: San Francisco-Int'l, CA (SFO)
Date: Fri., October 16, 2009
FLIGHT: 9968
STATUS: On Schedule

Departs: Philadelphia-Int'l, PA (PHL)
Departure Date: October 16
Scheduled: 3:20PM

Arrives: San Francisco-Int'l, CA (SFO)
Arrival Date: October 16
Scheduled: 6:30PM

Aircraft: 747-400

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User currently offlineTharanga From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1867 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3588 times:

a 744? seems like overkill for a NFL charter.

User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3707 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3486 times:
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Quoting Tharanga (Reply 1):
a 744? seems like overkill for a NFL charter.

Teams are typically given one upgrade to the 747 per season, and being that this is the furthest from home that the Eagles will go, they elected to use it on this trip



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User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8292 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3472 times:



Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 2):

Teams are typically given one upgrade to the 747 per season

That's a nice contract stipulation  Smile More room to spread out.

Question: do NFL/NBA/MLB charters usually board from regular terminal gates or are these charters using special procedures for boarding from a different drive-up secure area? I guess it would be airport dependent as well?



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User currently offline413X3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3452 times:

They usually load and unload from remote stands

User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7558 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3324 times:



Quoting 413X3 (Reply 4):
They usually load and unload from remote stands

At PHL, all the charter flights typically board/deboard over at the Atlantic Aviation hangars at the eastern end of the airfield (located along Enterprise Avenue).



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User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1955 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3087 times:

Just out of curiosity, if the Eagles are playing the Raiders, why don't they fly into Oakland? Is it because they are given a practice field closer to San Francisco or is because the better hotels are in San Francisco?

User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8292 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3075 times:



Quoting Crownvic (Reply 6):
Is it because they are given a practice field closer to San Francisco or is because the better hotels are in San Francisco?

You can bet it's the latter. Hotels in Oakland??? Most everyone stays at downtown hotels in San Francisco - there's just no point to being anywhere else.



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User currently offlineUsair330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 830 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3075 times:



Quoting Crownvic (Reply 6):

Just out of curiosity, if the Eagles are playing the Raiders, why don't they fly into Oakland? Is it because they are given a practice field closer to San Francisco or is because the better hotels are in San Francisco?

Making the assumption that it is due to the fact of NW having 747 ops. out of SFO. If i'm not mistaken.  Smile


User currently offlineEtoile From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 3066 times:



Quoting Usair330 (Reply 8):
Making the assumption that it is due to the fact of NW having 747 ops. out of SFO. If i'm not mistaken. Smile

I've not seen an NW 747 in SFO for a few years.


User currently offlineTiger119 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2992 times:



Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 3):
do NFL/NBA/MLB charters usually board from regular terminal gates or are these charters using special procedures for boarding from a different drive-up secure area

- At IND the NFL charters (at least at one time) used the old International Arrivals building.

Quoting Crownvic (Reply 6):
Just out of curiosity, if the Eagles are playing the Raiders, why don't they fly into Oakland?



Quoting Usair330 (Reply 8):
Making the assumption that it is due to the fact of NW having 747 ops. out of SFO. If i'm not mistaken.

- DL serves OAK but NW did not. DL has not had 747s in I do not know how long. I do not know if anyone flies passenger 747s into and out of OAK but they do fly into and out of SFO. I am guessing that is the primary reason, DL/NW does not have the equipment for a 744 at OAK plus the amenities in San Fran are a little better (I say that with family members that live in Oakland).

David



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User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2953 times:

Permanent links

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...8/history/20091016/1942Z/KPHL/KSFO

After landing at SFO, it ferried to OAK

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...5/history/20091017/0345Z/KSFO/KOAK

where I guess it will stay til after the game.

Quoting Tharanga (Reply 1):
a 744? seems like overkill for a NFL charter.

Yeah, last few time they went to the west coast they took a DL 763; haven't seen them on a 747 in a while.

Quoting AirTran737 (Reply 2):
Teams are typically given one upgrade to the 747 per season, and being that this is the furthest from home that the Eagles will go, they elected to use it on this trip

But I don't think that applies here since the Eagles normally fly US, and only use DL/NW when heading to the west coast.

Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 3):
Question: do NFL/NBA/MLB charters usually board from regular terminal gates or are these charters using special procedures for boarding from a different drive-up secure area? I guess it would be airport dependent as well?

At MSY, none of the teams use the terminal; the Saints use the Atlantic Aviation FBO and other teams use the west cargo ramp.



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User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1955 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 2885 times:

that must have been a heck of a long flight from SFO to OAK....talk about long haul! Flightaware showed it as 2 minutes.....probably more like 12 minutes given the route shown..

User currently offlineCODCA09 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2794 times:

After the return flight to PHL will DL fly the 744 as a revenue segment to get it back into regular scheduled revenue service. If they don't they'll have to ferry it anyway. It would be really cool to see a 744 operate PHL-ATL or PHL-DTW.

User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1955 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2484 times:

After their performance in Oakland today, I say ferry the plane right back to where it needs to be and let the Eagles walk home!  Sad Thank God for the Phillies  Smile

User currently offlineQantas777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 484 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2307 times:

Coach Reid prefers the WBC style cabin compared to the domestic F product. If they have the wide body for them avail. they will get it.

User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7564 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2139 times:



Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 11):
But I don't think that applies here since the Eagles normally fly US, and only use DL/NW when heading to the west coast.

They never fly US. They always fly NW/DL



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User currently offlineJetSetter629 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 461 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2074 times:



Quoting Qantas777 (Reply 15):
Coach Reid prefers the WBC style cabin compared to the domestic F product. If they have the wide body for them avail. they will get it.

He needs the biggest seat available!  duck 


User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2041 times:



Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 16):
They never fly US. They always fly NW/DL

No, actually they fly US now and have for a couple years using flight number 9096. Only time they use DL or NW now is for west coast and/or playoffs, for all other games they will be on a US 752.



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