|Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 2):|
Saints and Hornets drive their own cars to and from the airport FBO here at MSY and I'm sure they love that a lot better than taking buses and haven't heard of any player being late and/or missing the plane.
Of course for the Saints the airport is a not that far of a drive away for them. (I've not been to NOLA since before the Hornets relocated there, so I don't know where they practice at.) Here in Atlanta, the Falcons' practice facility is on the other side of town from ATL
(and has been that way for years, as the previous site is a couple of exits south of the current facility) and the nearest airports to Flowery Branch are not capable of (or allowed to) handle the sort of commercial a/c they would use for a team charter. Even the Braves use buses to get to ATL
even though it's a short drive away as do the Hawks and previously the Thrashers. For a number of years, the UGA football team (as well as most opponents coming to play them) would fly out of ATL
and take buses to and from ATL
to Athens. Now these teams are more likely to charter flights directly into AHN and use a/c of a regional carrier like ExpressJet.as opposed to mainline a/c.