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NFC And AFC Playoffs Benefit US Airways

Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:52 am

A little Boost of revenue for US AIRWAYS being that the NFC and AFC championship games will both be held at AIRWAYS' hubs, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh
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RE: NFC And AFC Playoffs Benefit US Airways

Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:01 pm

Let's hope they get a nice little boost

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RE: NFC And AFC Playoffs Benefit US Airways

Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:04 pm

How do you figure?...US Airways won't be charter for the 2 visiting teams, not many people fly in from out of town to see the game, so how does it help US.
 
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RE: NFC And AFC Playoffs Benefit US Airways

Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:05 pm

New England will probably use a Delta 767-300 from Providence to Pittsburgh this Friday or Saturday. I was wondering whether each player gets a three-seat section to themselves? I mean, some of these guys would need two seats minimum to themselves. Indy used a NW 757-300 from Indianapolis to Providence, I'm sure providing many more seats than passengers occupying them. I would imagine ATL will be using a 767-300 or bigger to Philadelphia.

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RE: NFC And AFC Playoffs Benefit US Airways

Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:47 pm

You'd be surprised at the amount of people and stuff that has to be moved quickly from point A to point B to make stuff like this happen, especially freight. It's certainly not going to hurt to have the games at the hubs. Now if they both make the Superbowl (which they will, and then Pittsburgh will win), that could be really great for business.
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RE: NFC And AFC Playoffs Benefit US Airways

Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:00 pm

HOORAH usrampleadstl, I believe your right
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RE: NFC And AFC Playoffs Benefit US Airways

Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:37 pm

Yes, i aggree that many things have to be transported to the respective cities, but i really don't see how that can have much of an impact on US. Yea sure it can't hurt, but i really don't see it helping much either. When the Eagles make it to the superbowl i know they won't be flying US, don't know about the Steelers though.
 
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RE: NFC And AFC Playoffs Benefit US Airways

Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:00 am

(...When the Eagles make it to the superbowl i know they won't be flying US, don't know about the Steelers though...)

Maybe the Steelers will be using the same type of aircraft to get to the Superbowl as they used in 2002?

Oh...that's right. They just SAID before the game with New England that they'd get to the Super Bowl. I guess something happened along the way  Wink/being sarcastic.

Deja vu all over again, judging by the above comment.

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RE: NFC And AFC Playoffs Benefit US Airways

Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:07 am

I remember being in PIT years ago when the Steelers were hosting a AFC championship game and there was a lot of people coming in with terrible towels. As far as the eagles go I think they use NW as their charter even though WN is the NFL's offical airline.

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RE: NFC And AFC Playoffs Benefit US Airways

Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:28 am

The Dolphins now have their own team plane, as do some other NFL franchises. I do believe that Southwest is the NFLs official carrier even though there are several NFL cities where they do not serve a nearby airport.

 
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RE: NFC And AFC Playoffs Benefit US Airways

Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:46 am



There will be a number of people flying in for the games, but I don't know how much of an actual boost US will get out of it. As for the Super Bowl charters...well there's a good chance neither home team will make it so they might not have to worry about charter arrangements.

Maybe the Steelers will be using the same type of aircraft to get to the Superbowl as they used in 2002?

Oh...that's right. They just SAID before the game with New England that they'd get to the Super Bowl. I guess something happened along the way.


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RE: NFC And AFC Playoffs Benefit US Airways

Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:01 am

Two of my good friends are flying today (1/20) to PHL to watch the game and they both are flying US AIRWAYS. Well at least two people are trying to help.
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RE: NFC And AFC Playoffs Benefit US Airways

Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:22 am

Kkfla737,

The Dolphins have been using AA for charters...
 
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RE: NFC And AFC Playoffs Benefit US Airways

Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:26 am

I thought the Miami Dolphins owned a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ)?
Unless it got sold or something....never know.

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RE: NFC And AFC Playoffs Benefit US Airways

Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:26 am

So yes people do fly from out of town to watch the games, hope US Airways sells a few more seats this weekend then normal.

US probably will sell more tickets for flights this weekend to both PIT & PHL. However, since there is greater LCC competition (mainly from WN); PHL fares, as a whole, will probably be cheaper than a fare for PIT itinerary. I don't think that GoFares has or will be applied systemwide yet.

Unlike 2002, FL is not offering PHL-PIT service like it did during the 2002 AFC Championship playoffs. Many Delaware Valley presidents flew out to PIT on both carriers to attend that game at the time; but with the NFC game being played in Philly this year, I don't think there will be as many PHL-PIT travelers for this weekend regardless of who's flying the route.
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RE: NFC And AFC Playoffs Benefit US Airways

Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:50 am

"The Dolphins now have their own team plane, as do some other NFL franchises. I do believe that Southwest is the NFLs official carrier even though there are several NFL cities where they do not serve a nearby airport. "

No NFL owns their own aircraft for team charter...the Dolphin plane (s) you are thinking about is Wayne Huizenga and his large air force of aircraft that he keeps at FLL...he has a BBJ, 732, G-III, and a Eurocopter (which he uses to go to home Dolphins games, theres a helipad in the parking lot of Pro Player Stadium)...he also has a massive hangar on the north side of FLL to hold all these a/c...
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RE: NFC And AFC Playoffs Benefit US Airways

Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:55 am

While having a conference championship game in one of your hubs or focus cities is beneficial, I'm sure the Super Bowl is much better. I'll bet CO didn't mind having the Super Bowl in Houston last year.


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