bobcat
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What Airlines Do Sumo Wrestlers Fly On? (and How?)

Fri Aug 23, 2002 8:28 am

What airlines do Japanese sumo wrestlers fly on?
...and how do they fly? (or do they have private jets
with special seats?)

 
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RE: What Airlines Do Sumo Wrestlers Fly On? (and How?)

Fri Aug 23, 2002 8:35 am

Several years ago, a large group of Sumo's wrestlers came to San Jose. They flew NRT-SJC on an AA MD11 that had a specially configured interior just for that trip.

 
Scorpio
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RE: What Airlines Do Sumo Wrestlers Fly On? (and How?)

Fri Aug 23, 2002 8:48 am

I remember several years ago some Sumo wrestlers came to Brussels. Sabena reconfigured the interior of a 747-300 especially for that trip.
 
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RE: What Airlines Do Sumo Wrestlers Fly On? (and How?)

Fri Aug 23, 2002 8:55 am

This is what prompted my interest in this subject...

From another aviation forum...(mileage runner)

"Air Canada's ability to handle larger passengers was put to the test in May, when the airline flew a team of 30 Sumo wrestlers from Japan to Vancouver.


"We had to put into place all our procedures for oversize people," says Air Canada spokeswoman Renee Smith-Valade. "Because the biggest gentleman was about 420 pounds, we had to do seat-belt extensions and put three in a row where we would normally seat five."

 
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RE: What Airlines Do Sumo Wrestlers Fly On? (and How?)

Fri Aug 23, 2002 11:11 am

Greetings:

Just as long as they don't fly Southwest  Laugh out loud Could you just imagine the poor Gate Agent telling him, he must purchased another seat.

Regards
Tom
 
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RE: What Airlines Do Sumo Wrestlers Fly On? (and How?)

Fri Aug 23, 2002 11:14 am

I saw a couple come thru Detroit flying in on Northwest from Nagoya a couple weeks ago.
 
serge
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RE: What Airlines Do Sumo Wrestlers Fly On? (and How?)

Fri Aug 23, 2002 11:18 am

LOL! This has got to be one of the most unique topics I've seen for a while.  Big thumbs up

I'd hate to have the middle seat next to two of them!  Big grin

...Serge
 
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RE: What Airlines Do Sumo Wrestlers Fly On? (and How?)

Fri Aug 23, 2002 11:18 am

Andre the Giant used to buy two first class seats on DAL and remove the center armrest (L1011). He was a walking mountain of a man, but very, very nice. See him in a wonderful move called A Princess Bride.
 
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RE: What Airlines Do Sumo Wrestlers Fly On? (and H

Fri Aug 23, 2002 2:02 pm

Do they attach HEAVY to the callsign specially for this case?  Smile
 
Android
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RE: What Airlines Do Sumo Wrestlers Fly On? (and How?)

Fri Aug 23, 2002 3:40 pm

I'am Dash-8 Rep in Japan,
One of our customers asked about a Sumo and the limit on the Pax door steps . Fortunately the Dash-8 Pax steps are rated for 400 pounds per step so he was good to go .That's my Sumo story and I'am sticking too it!
I don't know if he took the flight or not. He certainily could fit in 2 dash-8 seats with the armrest up .
 
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RE: What Airlines Do Sumo Wrestlers Fly On? (and How?)

Fri Aug 23, 2002 4:56 pm

In my humble opinion...Cargolux Big grin
 
airliner rx
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RE: What Airlines Do Sumo Wrestlers Fly On? (and How?)

Fri Aug 23, 2002 10:18 pm

NWA has a sumo seat kit that is two f/c seats turned into one
 
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RE: What Airlines Do Sumo Wrestlers Fly On? (and How?)

Sun Aug 25, 2002 3:37 pm


Konishiki arrived from Rome, Italy on an aircraft of Czech Airlines, at 5:30 PM. After the other passengers left, he descended the plane and was taken via the VIP exit through the airport.
 
kj76
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RE: What Airlines Do Sumo Wrestlers Fly On? (and How?)

Mon Aug 26, 2002 9:16 pm

I hope that someday those guys would come to Finland...I would pay BIG money to see them fly on a charter-configurated B757 with 229 seats with legroom smaller than their knees...
Finnair must be the king of bad legroom!
 
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RE: What Airlines Do Sumo Wrestlers Fly On? (and How?)

Tue Aug 27, 2002 1:38 am

Speaking of Andre' the Giant, I had the occasion to have both him and Hulk Hogan on a flight to NRT years ago on one of PAA's SP's. They were giver the upper deck by themselves. Full catering as if it were full upstairs, they managed to finish just about everything by themselves! Really nice guys though.
 
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RE: What Airlines Do Sumo Wrestlers Fly On? (and How?)

Tue Aug 27, 2002 5:36 am

Just as long as they don't fly Southwest Could you just imagine the poor Gate Agent telling him, he must purchased another seat.

I am pretty sure he would have to purchase a whole row of seats just to be sure
Puhdiddle
 
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RE: What Airlines Do Sumo Wrestlers Fly On? (and How?)

Tue Aug 27, 2002 6:36 am

You'd think that they would charter a SUPER GUPPY  Big thumbs up
Puhdiddle

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