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NBA Champion Spurs Fly On B727

Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:20 am

Nice to see the world champs flying back home on the ole three-holer, I miss flying on her!

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RE: NBA Champion Spurs Fly On B727

Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:23 am

 
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RE: NBA Champion Spurs Fly On B727

Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:35 am

Somehow fitting, since the airline's name is Champion Air.

Fly with us, and feel like a champion  Wink
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RE: NBA Champion Spurs Fly On B727

Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:47 am

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 2):
Somehow fitting, since the airline's name is Champion Air.

Fly with us, and feel like a champion Wink

Champion had the NCAA Men's Division I contract this year to fly all the teams that lost in the NCAA tournament home as well...  Wink
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RE: NBA Champion Spurs Fly On B727

Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:25 am

Didn't Champion have dedicated planes for the NBA, like Northwest use to have before they retired the 727?
 
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RE: NBA Champion Spurs Fly On B727

Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:06 am

What did the Cavs use to fly to San Antonio?
 
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RE: NBA Champion Spurs Fly On B727

Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:33 am

Quoting AirCop (Reply 4):
Didn't Champion have dedicated planes for the NBA, like Northwest use to have before they retired the 727?

I wonder that, too. I remember the Bulls flying back to Chicago when they were MGM Grand Air.
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RE: NBA Champion Spurs Fly On B727

Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:35 am

Quoting Gatorman96 (Reply 5):
What did the Cavs use to fly to San Antonio?

Well, they flew around on this Pace aircraft last year.


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RE: NBA Champion Spurs Fly On B727

Sat Jun 16, 2007 9:55 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 7):
Well, they flew around on this Pace aircraft last year.

Thanks...It's nice to see these classics still in use...This plane is 35 yrs. old!
 
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RE: NBA Champion Spurs Fly On B727

Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:01 am

I saw this aircraft (N674MG) leave CLE today, around 1:30PM EDT. I thought about "giving it the bird" in its own glory, but I wouldn't want to do that to the poor 727, just the occupants inside   

Quoting Gatorman96 (Reply 5):
What did the Cavs use to fly to San Antonio?



Quoting N1120A (Reply 7):
Well, they flew around on this Pace aircraft last year.

The Cleveland Cavaliers used to use that aircraft. Ironically, the Cavaliers are now using Champion Air as well.

Edit to include addition of info

[Edited 2007-06-16 03:11:41]
 
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RE: NBA Champion Spurs Fly On B727

Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:56 pm

Classy team on a very classy plane.
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RE: NBA Champion Spurs Fly On B727

Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:21 pm

Is that 727 fitted in exec style, or is it standard seating? I would really wonder if they kept the old MGM interior on that bird. MGM had a heck of a layout when they had that bird.
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romeokc10fe
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RE: NBA Champion Spurs Fly On B727

Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:19 am

Quoting AirCop (Reply 4):
Didn't Champion have dedicated planes for the NBA, like Northwest use to have before they retired the 727?

I believe they did, I know Miami Air had a dedicated B727 for the Miami Heat NBA team.
 
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RE: NBA Champion Spurs Fly On B727

Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:28 am

Checking the visiting PHX website from January its looks like besides the Spurs, the other teams that used Champion were the Lakers, Clippers, Memphis, Warriors?, Pacers and Hawks.
 
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RE: NBA Champion Spurs Fly On B727

Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:45 am

Quoting AirCop (Reply 4):
Didn't Champion have dedicated planes for the NBA, like Northwest use to have before they retired the 727?

Champion actually bought the 727s that NW used for the NBA charters. They aren't solely for the use for the NBA. They only have something like 54 seats in them.
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RE: NBA Champion Spurs Fly On B727

Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:26 am

Yea the Miami Heat used to have their own 727-200 but now they fly around in their 737-300.

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RE: NBA Champion Spurs Fly On B727

Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:51 pm

As of a few years ago, Champion Air did have a few aircraft in NBA configuration. We weren't even allowed in it, because supposedly the seats and interior were owned by the NBA, and wanted it private!! But in short, I am going to guess this bird was in a NBA configuration!
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