BAC111
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NFL Charters To/from Green Bay

Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:58 pm

I've noticed this with many teams' visit to GB: the team charter flies into Appleton (ATW) and flies out of Green Bay (GRB). The most recent occurrence was the Detroit Lions visit to GB for the regular season finale on 1/1/12 via UAL 1837. Seems odd to do the short ferry flight in the interim, but there's more to it than I know. Anyone have the reason(s) why this procedure is followed?

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71Zulu
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RE: NFL Charters To/from Green Bay

Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:08 pm

Most teams usually stay at the Appleton Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, then bus to the game on Sunday.
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RE: NFL Charters To/from Green Bay

Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:44 am

Departures for the teams are from the stadium direct to the airport.
 
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RE: NFL Charters To/from Green Bay

Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:10 am

How Long would you want to stay in Green Bay after the Packers have handed your but to you in front of 70,000 fans and a couple of million people on TV. LOL
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RE: NFL Charters To/from Green Bay

Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:31 am

GRB passengers get some interesting choices of destinations.
- ORD
- DTW
- MSP

and one that doesn't require spending time in hostile territory... CLE.
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71Zulu
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RE: NFL Charters To/from Green Bay

Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:39 pm

Looks like the Giants are doing ATW with a 764,

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...2/history/20120114/1730Z/KEWR/KATW



Unrelated note: Texans to BWI on a 772,

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...1/history/20120114/1515Z/KIAH/KBWI



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RE: NFL Charters To/from Green Bay

Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:15 pm

The 764 that took the Giants to Green Bay then repositioned to Providence so that it could bring the Denver Broncos home.
 
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RE: NFL Charters To/from Green Bay

Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:04 pm

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 5):
Unrelated note: Texans to BWI on a 772,

Do you know if this is a PMCO or a PMUA 772?
 
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RE: NFL Charters To/from Green Bay

Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:06 pm

UA should be sponsoring the SuperBowl. They are flying the majority of the teams in the playoffs.
 
71Zulu
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RE: NFL Charters To/from Green Bay

Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:19 pm

Quoting chrisnh (Reply 6):
The 764 that took the Giants to Green Bay then repositioned to Providence so that it could bring the Denver Broncos home.

Also interesting that the Broncos flew into BOS and then that plane ferried to EWR.

Quoting EWRamp (Reply 7):
Do you know if this is a PMCO or a PMUA 772?

CO, N78008.
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RE: NFL Charters To/from Green Bay

Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:11 am

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL1832

Giants back to EWR from GRB
 
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RE: NFL Charters To/from Green Bay

Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:13 pm

Giants taking their upgrade today to SFO

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...2/history/20120121/1600Z/KEWR/KSFO

B772


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Ravens staying on 763

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...2/history/20120121/1515Z/KATL/KBWI deadhead leg
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RE: NFL Charters To/from Green Bay

Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:36 pm

When the Packers won the first Super Bowl, they flew from LA back to GRB on a UA DC-6B, and there are films of their arrival at GRB showing the aircraft.

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