jr
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Pro Sports Teams And Their Airlines/Aircraft

Mon Oct 11, 1999 10:04 pm

Just out of curiosity, Does anyone know any of the airlines used by professional sports teams from the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, WNBA, MLS when they travel to play ...

These are a few that I know of - feel free to correct me if I am wrong on any of them and add to the list.

To read under each league :
Team - Airline (Aircraft used)
NBA:
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1.Miami Heat - Miami Air (B727)
2.L.A.Lakers - Own 727?
3.Phoenix Suns - America West (??)

NFL:
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1. Dallas Cowboys - American Airlines (Typically B757)
2. Arizona Cardinals - America West (B757)

NHL :
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????

MLB :
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????

MLS :
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????

WNBA :
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?????

Seems like an interesting list to have ... or does it?
I've flown on 9V-SPK.
 
deltairlines
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RE: Pro Sports Teams And Their Airlines/Aircraft

Tue Oct 12, 1999 2:42 am

MLB:

Boston Red Sox - Delta Air Lines Boeing 727-232
Houston Astros - Continental 737-824

NHL and NBA
Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals - Private 737-200

Jeff
 
jim
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RE: Pro Sports Teams And Their Airlines/Aircraft

Tue Oct 12, 1999 3:37 am

The St Louis Rams must have used TWA at one time at least, as TWA has an MD 80 series painted with the Rams colors.

The Atlanta Hawks have a 737-200 charter which they use. It is white with the Hawks emblem on the vertical fin.
 
B777
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RE: Pro Sports Teams And Their Airlines/Aircraft

Wed Oct 13, 1999 3:11 am

Air Canada has a A320 painted in Toronto Raptor colors but I dont know if they charter the team.

James
 
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RE: Toronto Raptors And Air Canada

Wed Oct 13, 1999 4:20 am

Air Canada used to charter for the Raptors, but the Raptors didn't like their service, or something, so now the Raptors are flying with Sporthawk, which is operated by Skyservice.
 
FLY777UAL
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TW And The Rams

Wed Oct 13, 1999 11:56 am

Not to be anal or anything, but the St. Louis Rams (pro football) have a TWA 727-200 painted in their colors (the Rams helmet on the front of the plane).



looks pretty nice if I do say so myself!

FLY777UAL
 
Mark
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RE: Pro Sports Teams And Their Airlines/Aircraft

Sun Oct 17, 1999 6:04 am

The SF 49'ers left STL on 10-10-99 in a United 767