Sligo From United States of America, joined Jan 2013, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 8520 times:
Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 14): Very interesting, don't know if I have seen them use them before in line service.
Yes, that would be fun for an airline geek to fly. I suppose there is no way to book in any other cos and end up with V (upgraded Y to F). I wonder how DL would handle a >=Gold Medallion who bought into Y, got upgraded into V on a different flight and then did a same day confirm switch to this aircraft...assuming seats were available.
kgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4114 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7529 times:
Quoting Wingtips56 (Reply 8): The 49ers use SJC for their DL charter. So there could be adds for entourage and fans from SJC as well. Maybe even OAK.
Judging from the attention the game got aboard UA654 last night -- flying LAX-IAD -- there will probably also be contingents from the Washington DC catchment in New Orleans.
The Captain of UA654 was following the score and wrote it down each quarter and then slipped under the cockpit door. One of the FAs ran the score up the aisle to those with raised hands so as to no act as 'spoiler' to anyone recording the game at home.
The 49ers training facility and probably many player's homes are near SJC. The training facility is about 15 minutes from SJC driving, and final approach onto the 12s at SJC brings you right over the facility. The facility is, by contrast, 40 minutes from the more crowded and more expensive SFO.
Any upgauges and frequency adds will be more likely into SFO. SJC or OAK might see a few, but SFO is the largest airport in the metro area.
UA economy class MSY-SFO the day after is no longer available nonstop. UA 368, 1018, and 1271 appear on the timetable. My search for MSY-SFO area the day after is giving the cheapest option as $955, MSY-LAX-SFO. MSY-IAD has no remaining nonstop seats for purchase. Cheapest fare is $1655, MSY-PHL-IAD. Not fun. F is $2,395.
KingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1289 posts, RR: 10
Reply 25, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6128 times:
IIRC (I read this on another site and checked it out myself on Delta.com) the day after the super bowl, DL has two MSY-LGA flights as well as a MSY-LAX flight on their charter-configured A319s. 54 F seats only, no Y at all. (Bookable on Delta.com if any of you are interested.) I wonder why they don't send one to SFO though, unless it's repositioning I think that would be a busier route than to LAX that particular day.
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One seat left on the all-F 319s to LGA. 1 seat. For $1,565.
Quick Question-Though the correct seat map is viewable if one tries to book a flight with these 319s, the seat map is not available on Delta's aircraft page and not listed on the Wikipedia Delta Fleet page. Why?
Along with all the airline flights, other charter companies and private jets will be filled to the brim. It would be pretty cool to see a picture of the MSY and NEW ramps the day of or before the Super Bowl.
Sligo From United States of America, joined Jan 2013, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 28, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5592 times:
Quoting KingFriday013 (Reply 25): DL has two MSY-LGA flights as well as a MSY-LAX flight on their charter-configured A319s.
CBS exec/non-prodcution ppl and NFL offices express no doubt....along with other media/corp. Anyone working the game heads down there a few days from now; some there already. The CBS Sports crews who work the NFL that I've flown next to are always up in F...sometimes a few at a time; though I never snagged a view to see if it was bought/contracted or upgraded inventory.
MSYPI7185 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 705 posts, RR: 0
Reply 32, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5113 times:
Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 30): Really? Historically, teams arrive on the Monday.
Quoting MSYPI7185 (Reply 29):
Have no idea what equipment right now. Hopefully not the usual 757's
Both teams normally fly the 763 so would assume the same, the Saints stayed with their 763 to MIA.
I got the Sunday arrival info. off WWLTV last night. I too thought this to be unusual, have to double check this as they could be mistaken.
Last year in the playoffs unfortunately the Saints stayed with their 757. I seem to remember a few other occasions where teams that usually used 757 stayed with the 757 in the post season, however IDK about Superbowl charters. Normally the teams use larger equipment for the Superbowl specifically, but my luck lately 2 757's would not surprise me, although it would seem highly unlikely.
What I did love to see was when the Saints returned from MIA on a DL 772.
Maybe we will get luck and see a DL744 back here, have not had one from DL since the Sugarbowl in 2012,
Sorry to have missed UA 744 from this years Sugarbowl, but then leaving at night does no good for spotting!!
This is what really sucks about not working at MSY anymore
71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3044 posts, RR: 0
Reply 33, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5050 times:
You know I was wrong about the Monday, the Patriots did arrive in Indy last year on the Sunday, the Giants arrived on Monday. When the Saints went, both teams arrived on Monday but at staggered times so the media crews could cover each arrival.
The teams might step up (maybe SFO to a 330) but I don't know if family rides on these, think the coaches want to keep things as normal as possible.
The link says the 49ers will arrive Sunday night and the Ravens will arrive Monday afternoon.
Quoting UA787DEN (Reply 27): Along with all the airline flights, other charter companies and private jets will be filled to the brim. It would be pretty cool to see a picture of the MSY and NEW ramps the day of or before the Super Bowl.
Landmark is back in their main building at NEW. They had been in trailers after the airport flooded again after Hurricane Isaac, the airport should be ready!
flyibaby From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 39, posted (1 year 1 month 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3375 times:
Quoting cv880 (Reply 31): 49er's have been flying 763's all season...no reason to downgrade for the big game. Maybe something bigger for the families?
I heard that the families and invited guests for the 49ers are being flown by the 49ers from SFO-MSY-SFO on either 2 DL 747's or 1 747 and 1 A330 sometime this week and return the day after the super bowl.
Quoting flyibaby (Reply 39): I heard that the families and invited guests for the 49ers are being flown by the 49ers from SFO-MSY-SFO on either 2 DL 747's or 1 747 and 1 A330 sometime this week and return the day after the super bowl.
The 747 that brought the 49ers in is ferrying back to SFO,
Looks like the Ravens' 764, the 49ers' 744, and the 49ers' 333 all ferried to AEX, probably just to wait out the weekend until it's time to take all those people back home. The Ravens' 764 ferried back to ATL and the 49ers' 319 ferried back to DEN (presumably for a revenue leg to MSP/DTW).
Quoting jporterfi (Reply 45): Looks like the Ravens' 764, the 49ers' 744, and the 49ers' 333 all ferried to AEX, probably just to wait out the weekend until it's time to take all those people back home. The Ravens' 764 ferried back to ATL and the 49ers' 319 ferried back to DEN (presumably for a revenue leg to MSP/DTW).
The 319 was a VIP for the NBA, so probably going back to that.
koruman From Australia, joined Feb 2006, 3474 posts, RR: 5
Reply 48, posted (1 year 1 month 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1928 times:
All this for the world's fourth most-viewed sporting event of the day, with viewing figures of 110 million in the USA and 20 million in the rest of the world dwarfed by 2 soccer matches from England and also narrowly beaten by the South Africa v Pakistan cricket match from Johannesburg, which was viewed by 130 million people on the subcontinent alone.