71Zulu
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NBA - Delta VIP 319s

Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:30 pm

With the NBA season looking like it's gonna happen, I would guess Delta will start converting the 319s back to VIP.

I think these were the ones that flew last year:

N328NB
N330NB
N331NB
N351NB
N352NB
N354NB
N362NB

It looks like N362NB remained in the VIP configuration I guess to do the NHL flights (anybody know the Delta NHL teams?).

Are the same aircraft gonna get converted back this year and how long does it take to make the switch?

Thanks
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RE: NBA - Delta VIP 319s

Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:17 pm

Nobody has any info on this?

Burnsie?
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RE: NBA - Delta VIP 319s

Thu Dec 01, 2011 3:38 am

I will have to check tomorrow on the tail numbers to see what is going on with the aircraft. But as far as the NHL teams go right now:

Avalanche, LA Kings, Flyers, and Wild.

They are using 8 319's and looking into a 9th aircraft. With the shortened/compressed NBA season should be interesting, more NHL teams are looking to join.
 
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RE: NBA - Delta VIP 319s

Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:28 pm

N328NB- Still in regular configuration operating normal flights.
N330NB- Still in regular configuration operating normal flights.
N331NB- This plane has been sitting around for quite sometime, did a a sub today for a 737, still in full config.
N351NB- Still in regular configuration operating normal flights.
N352NB- Still in regular configuration operating normal flights.
N354NB- Was reconfigured yesterday (12/1)
N362NB- Currently in VIP configuration.
 
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RE: NBA - Delta VIP 319s

Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:41 pm

Alright thanks a lot, about 2 weeks before preseason, regular season starts Christmas Day.
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RE: NBA - Delta VIP 319s

Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:54 pm

DL doesn't keep these in the special configuration year round? Does DL do any MLB or college sport charters (outside of football)?
 
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RE: NBA - Delta VIP 319s

Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:04 pm

Quoting usairways85 (Reply 5):
DL doesn't keep these in the special configuration year round? Does DL do any MLB or college sport charters (outside of football)?

Yes, we do both NCAA and MLB charters, but on 737/757 aircraft in normal pax-configured aircraft. Nothing special in that biz
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RE: NBA - Delta VIP 319s

Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:28 pm

Quoting usairways85 (Reply 5):
DL doesn't keep these in the special configuration year round?

No, normally I think two stayed converted (N354NB & N362NB) to handle hockey but last year only one stayed VIP (N362NB), the rest get converted back once NBA ends.
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