Lexy
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Jacksonville Jags Using DL Now?

Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:04 pm

I thought World Airways was their EXCLUSIVE transporter for away games this year? Could it be an equipment shortage or did the cooperation between the Jags franchise and World go sour? Ideas anyone.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL9828

Edited for typographical errors.

[Edited 2007-11-10 12:07:20]

[Edited 2007-11-10 12:07:47]
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wjcandee
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RE: Jacksonville Jags Using DL Now?

Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:50 pm

One idea would be that World couldn't get the aircraft there in time (they've been *bangin'* on military flights recently) and used DL for subservice.
 
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RE: Jacksonville Jags Using DL Now?

Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:15 pm

Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 1):
One idea would be that World couldn't get the aircraft there in time (they've been *bangin'* on military flights recently) and used DL for subservice.

Well see that was my guess. I was curious to know if anyone knew anything, but thats a great possiblity right there. thx.
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RE: Jacksonville Jags Using DL Now?

Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:18 pm

I thought that JAX has been using DL for quite sometime.
 
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RE: Jacksonville Jags Using DL Now?

Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:24 pm

Well... as long as they go back to JAX as looser's I don't really care. Speaking of that it's time to head over to the game....!!! Go Titans..!!
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RE: Jacksonville Jags Using DL Now?

Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:17 pm

I didn't see a press release saying that they were using World again this year. I did see a press release last year and a story the year before saying that they LOVED using the MD11, because it let them bring along suiteholders and other big rollers who got an extra kick out of traveling with the team. Maybe with the higher fuel costs of an MD11 vs a 767 this year, they decided to economize. However, it's hard to believe that World (or its sister North American) could be more expensive than DL for a charter. If they did drop it, perhaps it wasn't worth the extra hassle to World of taking a ship out of military rotation, or maybe they have started to reduce their MD11 fleet by returning to UPS the three ex-DL birds so they can be converted. I just don't know the status of all of that today.
 
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RE: Jacksonville Jags Using DL Now?

Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:05 am

World is not the official carrier of the Jacksonville Jaguars for this season. Delta got the contract this past Summer.

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RE: Jacksonville Jags Using DL Now?

Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:48 am

Quoting INTENSS (Reply 6):
World is not the official carrier of the Jacksonville Jaguars for this season.

And I know that you should know. Thanks for the update. That explains why there was no press release.