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DL Is Unofficial Airline Of Final Four

Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:47 am

http://biz.yahoo.com/pz/060331/96567.html

INDIANAPOLIS, March 31, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The road to this year's collegiate basketball national championship will begin on Delta Air Lines for the hundreds of student athletes competing in this weekend's tournament in Indianapolis. Between today and Sunday, Delta will fly the athletic staffs from Louisiana State University, the University of Florida, the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) and George Mason University between their hometowns and Indianapolis as they pursue college basketball's ultimate prize -- the 2006 National Championship.

``Delta is thrilled to carry the hopes and dreams of every athlete competing in this year's collegiate basketball national championship to and from Indianapolis. This year, Delta has operated more flights for the tournament teams than at any other time in our history,'' said Glen Hauenstein, Delta's executive vice president of Network and Revenue Management. ``For the first time ever, we are proud to have a charter relationship with every university competing in the tournament and to carry all of these schools on the final legs of their journeys to a national championship.''

For the basketball tournament this weekend, Delta and its affiliates will operate 10 charter flights between Indianapolis and Baton Rouge, La., Gainesville, Fla., Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., to transport athletes, alumni, fans and support staff. These flights are in addition to the 108 charter flights already operated this month for teams competing in the men's and women's collegiate championships.
 
deltagator
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RE: DL Is Unofficial Airline Of Final Four

Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:00 am

There was another thread on what the teams took. Not sure about the one for Florida though. If we have a charter agreement with DL why would we use these other guys plus fly out of JAX when GNV is just fine for flights?
Final Four Equip. Subs To IND (by LV Mar 26 2006 in Civil Aviation)

Here's what that original thread said were the flights for the teams. I feel sorry for those guys having to ride Barbie Jets up there. I'm only 6' and I can't stand up in those damn things.

George Mason
Comair Canadair CL-600 Regional Jet CRJ-100 from IAD
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/COM9749

Florida
Ameristar Jet Charter McDonnell Douglas DC-9-10 from JAX
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AJI9429

UCLA
Delta Boeing 757-200 from LAX
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9821

LSU
ASA Canadair Regional Jet CRJ-200 from BTR
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ACY9769
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DLPMMM
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RE: DL Is Unofficial Airline Of Final Four

Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:13 am

Perhaps the UF charter in the other thread is not for the team, but rather an alumni or other such charter.
 
deltagator
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RE: DL Is Unofficial Airline Of Final Four

Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:43 am

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 2):
Perhaps the UF charter in the other thread is not for the team, but rather an alumni or other such charter

Could be. As long as we win it all I don't care what the kids fly up there on. Bring them home on a DL 777 then.
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avconsultant
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RE: DL Is Unofficial Airline Of Final Four

Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:57 am

I thought the University of Florida had a F-27?

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