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User currently offlineaviationbuff08 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 346 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3115 times:

I am wondering which airlines do the charter work for the MLB clubs this season?

I know the Braves use DL as do several others.

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User currently offlinesouthwest737500 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3014 times:

Pirates charter Delta

User currently offlinecsturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1460 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3000 times:

I know that the Cubs use UA, flt 1804 usually an A320 but sometimes a B757. And I think the other team on the south side of town, the White Sox, I think that they also use UA. And VX just came out with a SF Giants logojet saying that they were the official carrier of the Giants.


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User currently offlinePHLJJS From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2972 times:

Quoting csturdiv (Reply 2):
I know that the Cubs use UA, flt 1804 usually an A320 but sometimes a B757. And I think the other team on the south side of town, the White Sox, I think that they also use UA. And VX just came out with a SF Giants logojet saying that they were the official carrier of the Giants.

Being the "official carrier" or "official airline" of a team doesn't always mean the team uses that airline for charters. WN is or has been the "official airline" of a few teams, such as the Phillies. The Phillies, however, use DL for their charters.
Few or no pro teams use WN for their charters. Many college teams use WN though.


User currently offlineC767P From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 886 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2908 times:

Delta does charters for the Angels, Braves, Orioles, Red Sox, Reds, Marlins, Twins, Mets, Yankees, Phillies, Pirates, Padres, Mariners, Cardinals and Rays.

The Rockies us a 727, N17773. The Rangers have used a 757, N757SS. The Tigers have used a DC-95, N682RW, although I don't think they are anymore.

The Nationals and D-backs have used Swift in the past, the A's have used Pace, not sure about this year. United has the Astros, Brewers, Cubs, Indians, Royals and White Sox. The White Sox have used American in the past, and the Cardinals have used American as well.


User currently offlinecapitalflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2864 times:

Nationals are using UA this year. Advertising to that effect ("Proud to Carry the Washington Nationals) is all over Nats Park.

User currently offlinedtwmtx330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

Quoting C767P (Reply 4):
The Tigers have used a DC-95, N682RW, although I don't think they are anymore.

The Tigers/Redwings have a MD-80 called RED BIRD III
heres a video with a tour of the inside
http://robertwuhlshow.com/video/vide...the-detroit-tigers-new-team-plane/


User currently offlinelaca773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4008 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 2600 times:
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Quoting csturdiv (Reply 2):
I know that the Cubs use UA, flt 1804 usually an A320 but sometimes a B757. And I think the other team on the south side of town, the White Sox, I think that they also use UA. And VX just came out with a SF Giants logojet saying that they were the official carrier of the Giants.

Are these a/c fitted with F seats and do the galleys have ovens to serve warm meals for these big appetites?

Quoting PHLJJS (Reply 3):

Being the "official carrier" or "official airline" of a team doesn't always mean the team uses that airline for charters. WN is or has been the "official airline" of a few teams, such as the Phillies. The Phillies, however, use DL for their charters.
Few or no pro teams use WN for their charters. Many college teams use WN though.

Does WN not fly the professional teams because they don't have any a/c with Biz seating and no full service galleys?


User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3942 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2378 times:
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UA is flying the Nationals, Cubs, Indians, Sox, Astros, Dodgers, Giants.

737-800 aircraft is 90% of the time, but some 757-200 in there. No special seating on board as sometimes these will run on passenger flights into a city then turn into the charter and vice versa.



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User currently offlinePHLJJS From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

Quoting laca773 (Reply 7):
Does WN not fly the professional teams because they don't have any a/c with Biz seating and no full service galleys?

I honestly don't know the reason, it's just an observation that I've made. Part of it may also be that they only offer one type of aircraft. Depending on the size of the traveling party, a 737 might not provide enough space for the team, equipment and entrouge to fly comfortably.

Most teams have an upgrade clause in the charter contracts that says the airline will provide a certain size aircraft (say a 757) or larger, whatever the airline has available, but the team has the option to upgrade to a larger aircraft once or twice a season at no additional charge. The only "upgrade" WN can offer these days is a 738.


User currently offlineandytb77 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

The Rays flight number is DL 8898 and is generally a 738. They just returned back to DL this season after being with CO for the past 2-3 years.

User currently offlinewn676 From Djibouti, joined Jun 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

D-backs have been chartering on US this season. They've typically been using flight number 9140 for west metal and 9110 for east metal.


Tiny, unreadable text leaves ample room for interpretation.
User currently onlineAirontario From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 551 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2126 times:

Quoting PHLJJS (Reply 3):
Being the "official carrier" or "official airline" of a team doesn't always mean the team uses that airline for charters. WN is or has been the "official airline" of a few teams, such as the Phillies. The Phillies, however, use DL for their charters.

Indeed. WestJet is the "official" airline of the Toronto Blue Jays, but the Blue Jays always use Air Canada charters.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...2/history/20120620/2310Z/KMKE/KMIA


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