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March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:17 am

Well everyone,

The conference tournaments are now over, and the field is set. Let the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's basketball tournament begin, and post the tournament charter flights here!
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:19 am

I'm trying to get a handle on my Alma Mater-the New Mexico State Aggies. They won the WAC tournament on March 15 in Las Vegas, but I can't tell if they came home. If they did, it was not on a charter flight. My guess is that they will depart LAS directly for GEG, however no LAS-GEG charter has shown up yet, and for that matter, neither has an ELP-GEG charter  
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:23 pm

Tuesday games . . .

Mount Saint Mary's: ? Likely HGR or MDT-BWI
Albany: LL 738 ALB-DAY http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...5/history/20140317/1300Z/KALB/KDAY

North Carolina State: LL 738 RDU-DAY http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...6/history/20140317/1300Z/KRDU/KDAY (crazy flight plan, btw)
Xavier: Driving

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 1):
I'm trying to get a handle on my Alma Mater-the New Mexico State Aggies. They won the WAC tournament on March 15 in Las Vegas, but I can't tell if they came home.

Four days is a long time to sit in Spokane, especially since the distances are not (relatively) that great. A Thursday game is usually a Tuesday departure.
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:48 pm

Wednesday games . . .

Texas Southern:
Cal Poly: 6F M83 SMX-DAY http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FAO201 (I assume they used SMX for the extra 2,000 feet of runway over SBP; also, I believe 6F is a new tournament operator).
Texas Southern: LL 738 HOU-DAY http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...4/history/20140317/1800Z/KHOU/KDAY

Tennessee: Driving?
Iowa: LL 738 CID-DAY http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK337
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:42 pm

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 1):
I'm trying to get a handle on my Alma Mater-the New Mexico State Aggies. They won the WAC tournament on March 15 in Las Vegas, but I can't tell if they came home. If they did, it was not on a charter flight. My guess is that they will depart LAS directly for GEG, however no LAS-GEG charter has shown up yet, and for that matter, neither has an ELP-GEG charter  

Whomever the Aggies end up flying with I hope the have some first class seats available for Sim Bhullar. That's the largest human being I've ever seen!

For reference, the player on the left (Alex Kirk) is 7'0" and about 250 lb.

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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:55 am

Its too bad the Aggies cant fly in and out of LRU up the road and have to trek down to ELP.
 
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:11 am

Quoting PMUA787 (Reply 5):






Its too bad the Aggies cant fly in and out of LRU up the road and have to trek down to ELP.

See if you can convince the city of Las Cruces to make the infrastructure upgrades necessary to handle an aircraft larger than a Beech 1900 or an RJ  

Anyhow, still can't find NMSU's charter 
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:45 pm

University of Dayton: Miami Air #321 B737-800 DAY-BUF: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK321

EDIT: Villanova and St. Joe's (PHL-BUF), Ameristar B737-200 and MD-83 (don't know which school is on which charter):

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AJI9995
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AJI9996

[Edited 2014-03-18 14:26:13]
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:57 pm

New Mexico State University Aggies:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...1/history/20140318/2100Z/KELP/KGEG

Sun Country 738

[Edited 2014-03-18 16:23:49]
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:40 am

Ohio State: Sun Country #8661, 737-800, CMH-BUF: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8661
Western Michigan: jetBlue #8550, A320, AZO-BUF: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU8550

All team charters to BUF now accounted for, with the exception of UConn's (and needless to say, Syracuse is driving).
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:07 pm

Thursday games - I think Michigan is the only mystery here . . .

Dayton: LL 738 DAY-BUF http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...1/history/20140318/1900Z/KDAY/KBUF
Ohio State: CMH-BUF SY 73G CMH-BUF http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...1/history/20140318/2330Z/KCMH/KBUF

American: 6F M83 IAD-MKE http://flightaware.com/live/flight/F...3/history/20140318/1800Z/KIAD/KMKE
Wisconsin: Driving to Milwaukee

Pittsburgh: N8 752 PIT-SFB http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...2/history/20140318/1935Z/KPIT/KSFB
Colorado: F9 319 DEN-MCO (?) http://flightaware.com/live/flight/F...1/history/20140318/2200Z/KDEN/KMCO

Harvard: SY 738 BED-GEG http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...0/history/20140317/2330Z/KBED/KGEG
Cincinnati: SY 738 CVG-GEG http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...0/history/20140318/0200Z/KCVG/KGEG

Western Michigan: B6 320 AZO-BUF
Syracuse: Driving to Buffalo

BYU: LL 738 SLC-MKE http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...0/history/20140318/1500Z/KSLC/KMKE
Oregon: LL 738 EUG-MKE http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...9/history/20140318/1900Z/KEUG/KMKE

Florida: Driving to Orlando

Delaware: DL 752 PHL-GEG http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...1/history/20140318/1300Z/KPHL/KGEG
Michigan State: LL 738 LAN-GEG http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...8/history/20140317/2340Z/KLAN/KGEG

Saint Joseph's: AJI 732/M83 PHL-BUF (either AJI9995 or AJI 9996)
Connecticut: RP ER4 BDL-BUF DL/KBUF" target="_blank">http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...0/history/20140318/2215Z/KBDL/KBUF

Wofford: DL 320 GSP-MKE http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...2/history/20140318/1430Z/KGSP/KMKE
Michigan

Saint Louis: 6L M83 STL-MCO http://flightaware.com/live/flight/F...2/history/20140317/2330Z/KSTL/KMCO

North Dakota State: DL M88 FAR-GEG http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...5/history/20140318/1500Z/KFAR/KGEG
Oklahoma: WN 73G OKC-GEG http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...2/history/20140318/1900Z/KOKC/KGEG

Milwaukee: N8 752 MKE-BUF http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...1/history/20140318/1500Z/KMKE/KBUF (another new operator, I think)
Villanova: AJI 732 PHL-BUF (either AJI9995 or AJI 9996)

Arizona State: DL 319 PHX-MKE http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...4/history/20140318/2100Z/KPHX/KMKE
Texas: WN 73G AUS-MKE http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...1/history/20140318/2300Z/KAUS/KMKE

Manhattan: DL M90 LGA-MCO http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...3/history/20140318/1700Z/KLGA/KMCO
Louisville: DL 738 SDF-MCO http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...5/history/20140319/0230Z/KSDF/KMCO

San Diego State: SY 738 SAN-GEG http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...3/history/20140319/0100Z/KSAN/KGEG
New Mexico State: SY 738 ELP-GEG http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...1/history/20140318/2100Z/KELP/KGEG

Incidentally, it looks like the N8 752 taking Milwaukee and Pitt is the same; here's the flight repositioning from BUF to PIT: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...6/history/20140318/1740Z/KBUF/KPIT
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:15 pm

Tuesday games . . .

Albany: LL 738 DAY-MCO http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...1/history/20140319/0359Z/KDAY/KMCO
Mount Saint Marys: ? (Where do these guys fly from? I couldn't find them going to Dayton either.)

North Carolina State: LL 738 DAY-MCO http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...4/history/20140319/0600Z/KDAY/KMCO
Xavier: Drove Home (this flight is presumably the airplane that was waiting if another one was needed: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BSK572)
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:53 pm

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 11):
I think Michigan is the only mystery here . . .

Maybe coach Beilein put the boys on a long bus ride after their horrible performance against Michigan State last Sunday...
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:56 pm

Quoting tjwgrr (Reply 13):
Maybe coach Beilein put the boys on a long bus ride after their horrible performance against Michigan State last Sunday...

The NMSU charter didn't show up on flightaware until right before departure(!). Wondering how last minute everything was...   Usually, you get probably 24 hours advance notice in flightaware. That makes me wonder if Michigan is in a similar situation, or maybe Sun Country's dispatchers aren't loading the outbound charter flight plan until just before departure, or their flight crews are doing it old school: calling clearance delivery and reading out the flight plan to the CLNCDLR controller   
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:46 pm

Here is one for Friday's games

Arizona: TUS-SAN http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CXP112
 
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:09 am

For San Antonio's games:

Team Charters:

Providence: (almost 5 hours seems a long time to fly from Rhode Island to San Antonio!)
PVD - SAT
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8048

Iowa State University:
DSM - SAT
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FAO204

North Carolina:
RDU-SAT
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8045

North Carolina Central:
RDU-SAT
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NCR202

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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:25 pm

Friday games . . .

Mercer: N8 752 ATL-RDU http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...1/history/20140319/1700Z/KATL/KRDU
Duke: Driving to Raleigh

Nebraska: WN 73G LNK-SAT http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...6/history/20140319/2300Z/KLNK/KSAT
Baylor: Driving to San Antonio

Stanford: WN 73G SJC-STL http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...4/history/20140319/2100Z/KSJC/KSTL
New Mexico: WN 73G ABQ-STL http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...3/history/20140319/1700Z/KABQ/KSTL

Weber State:SY 738 SLC-SAN http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...0/history/20140319/2015Z/KSLC/KSAN
Arizona: Driving to SAN?

Massachusetts: AJI M83 BAF-RDU http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...6/history/20140319/1200Z/KBAF/KRDU

Louisiana Lafayette: 6L M83 LFT-SAT http://flightaware.com/live/flight/F...6/history/20140319/2335Z/KLFT/KSAT
Creighton: AA 738 OMA-SAT http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...5/history/20140319/1800Z/KOMA/KSAT

Eastern Kentucky: DL M88 LEX-STL http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...5/history/20140319/1700Z/KLEX/KSTL (guessing this is Eastern Kentucky and not Kentucky based on timing)
Kansas: Driving to STL?

Oklahoma State: SY 738 SWO-SAN http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...1/history/20140319/0035Z/KSWO/KSAN
Gonzaga: SY 738 GEG-SAN http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...0/history/20140320/0230Z/KGEG/KSAN

George Washington: Driving to Raleigh?
Memphis: DL M90 MEM-RDU http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...6/history/20140319/1800Z/KMEM/KRDU

Wichita State: DL M88 ICT-STL http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...6/history/20140319/2200Z/KICT/KSTL

Providence: WN 73G PVD-SAT http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...8/history/20140319/1200Z/KPVD/KSAT
North Carolina: WN 73G RDU-SAT http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...5/history/20140319/1900Z/KRDU/KSAT

Stephen F. Austin: WN 73G HOU-SAN ? http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8050
VCU: SY 738 RIC-SAN http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...1/history/20140319/2359Z/KRIC/KSAN

Coastal Carolina: Driving to Raleigh
Virginia: Driving to Raleigh

Kansas State: LL M83 MHK-STL http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...5/history/20140319/2030Z/KMHK/KSTL
Kentucky: Q7 734 LEX-STL http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...6/history/20140319/1800Z/KMEM/KRDU (guessing this is Kentucky based on timing; Eastern Kentucky is also playing in Saint Louis)

North Carolina Central: N8 752 RDU-SAT http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...2/history/20140319/2230Z/KRDU/KSAT
Iowa State: 6F M83 DSM-SAT http://flightaware.com/live/flight/F...4/history/20140319/1800Z/KDSM/KSAT

Tulsa: WN 73G TUL-SAN http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...7/history/20140319/1400Z/KTUL/KSAN
UCLA: Driving to San Diego
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:54 pm

Wednesday games . . .

Cal Poly: LL 738 DAY-STL http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...6/history/20140320/0359Z/KDAY/KSTL
Texas Southern:

Tennessee: LL 738 DAY-RDU http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...7/history/20140320/0515Z/KDAY/KRDU
Iowa: 6F M83 DAY-CID http://flightaware.com/live/flight/F...7/history/20140320/1300Z/KDAY/KCID

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 14):
Usually, you get probably 24 hours advance notice in flightaware. That makes me wonder if Michigan is in a similar situation, or maybe Sun Country's dispatchers aren't loading the outbound charter flight plan until just before departure, or their flight crews are doing it old school: calling clearance delivery and reading out the flight plan to the CLNCDLR controller

It all depends on when they file flight plans, which differs a fair bit from operator to operator. I don't think there's really anything to read into it.
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:59 pm

My prior post was missing Texas Southern, who are taking a 6F M83 DAY-HOU this afternoon (http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FAO208/history/20140320/1845Z/KDAY/KHOU). Interestingly, this looks to be the same plane that took Iowa home last night (the repo from CID is here: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/F...history/20140320/1545Z/KCID/KDAY). I wonder if they set things up this way because Tennessee was close enough to drive home if it lost.
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:47 pm

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 19):
. Interestingly, this looks to be the same plane that took Iowa home last night (the repo from CID is here: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/F...history/20140320/1545Z/KCID/KDAY). I wonder if they set things up this way because Tennessee was close enough to drive home if it lost.

Yeah, I noticed a distinct lack of "loser" flights posted. Remember the good ol' days, when Champion Air had the contract to fly home the losers? I always found it ironic that losing teams flew home on an airline named Champion...  
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Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:58 pm

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 20):
Yeah, I noticed a distinct lack of "loser" flights posted. Remember the good ol' days, when Champion Air had the contract to fly home the losers? I always found it ironic that losing teams flew home on an airline named Champion...

The "first round" sort of had loser flights -- there were flights to the "second round" sites for the winners and loser flights for the rest. It's an odd round that way. The other rounds either have winners staying and losers going home or everyone traveling so there aren't really loser flights.
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:20 pm

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 20):
Yeah, I noticed a distinct lack of "loser" flights posted.

Western Michigan's ride home after defeat: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8671
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Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:55 pm

Here are yesterday's "Loser Flights" (KELPKid's term, not mine)

Ohio State: B6 E90 BUF-CMH http://flightaware.com/live/flight/J...1/history/20140321/0140Z/KBUF/KCMH

Colorado: NA 763 MCO-DEN http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...5/history/20140321/1930Z/KMCO/KDEN (unusual to see a widebody)

Cincinnati: N8 752 GEG-CVG http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...1/history/20140321/1800Z/KGEG/KCVG

Western Michigan: SY 738 BUF-AZO http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...1/history/20140321/0430Z/KBUF/KAZO

BYU: UA 319 MKE-SLC http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...9/history/20140321/1600Z/KMKE/KSLC

Albany: DYN ER4 MCO-ALB http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...5/history/20140321/1720Z/KMCO/KALB

Delaware: UA 752 GEG-PHL http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...7/history/20140321/1730Z/KGEG/KPHL

Wofford: DL M90 MKE-GSP http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...7/history/20140321/0430Z/KMKE/KGSP

St. Joseph: Elite CRJ BUF-PHL http://flightaware.com/live/flight/M...0/history/20140321/0830Z/KBUF/KPHL (note that this game would have been followed by a short flight regardless of who won, so the smaller equipment makes sense)

North Carolina State: B6 E90 MCO-RDU http://flightaware.com/live/flight/J...0/history/20140321/0359Z/KMCO/KRDU

Oklahoma: UA 320 GEG-OKC http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...8/history/20140321/1900Z/KGEG/KOKC

Manhattan DL M88 MCO-LGA http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...3/history/20140321/1400Z/KMCO/KLGA

New Mexico State N8 752 GEG-ELP http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...1/history/20140321/0830Z/KGEG/KELP (sorry, KELPKid, but at least they got a sweet ride home)

Arizona State WN 73G MKE-PHX http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...3/history/20140321/2100Z/KMKE/KPHX
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:33 am

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 23):
New Mexico State N8 752 GEG-ELP http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...1/history/20140321/0830Z/KGEG/KELP (sorry, KELPKid, but at least they got a sweet ride home)

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Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:51 am

Friday "Loser Flights"

Duke: Bus home from Raleigh

Nebraska: XP 734 SAT-LNK http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...1/history/20140321/2200Z/KSAT/KLNK

New Mexico SY 738 STL-ABQ http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...0/history/20140322/0030Z/KSTL/KABQ

Weber State 6F M83 SAN-OGD http://flightaware.com/live/flight/F...1/history/20140322/0250Z/KSAN/KOGD (this is a good example of what happens when you fly on a charter operator versus scheduled outfit; SY took them to SAN and they flew from SLC)

Massachusetts DL M88 RDU-BDL DL" target="_blank">http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...8/history/20140321/2345Z/KRDU/KBDL (sort of the opposite of the comment about Weber State; they flew down on Amerijet from BAF)

Lousiana-Lafayette XP 734 SAT-LFT http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...1/history/20140322/0030Z/KSAT/KLFT

Eastern Kentucky SY 738 STL-LEX http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...0/history/20140322/0200Z/KSTL/KLEX

Oklahoma State WN 73G SAN-SWO http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...9/history/20140322/1630Z/KSAN/KSWO (it's unusual for WN to do a tournament charter that does not involve two WN stations)

George Washington Elite CRJ RDU-IAD http://flightaware.com/live/flight/M...3/history/20140322/1520Z/KRDU/KIAD

Providence XP 734 SAT-PVD http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...1/history/20140322/1400Z/KSAT/KPVD

Cal Poly AJI M83 STL-SBD http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...2/history/20140322/1745Z/KSTL/KSMX

VCU 6F M83 SAN-RIC http://flightaware.com/live/flight/F...0/history/20140322/0430Z/KSAN/KRIC

Coastal Carolina: Bus home from Raleigh

North Carolina Central WN 73G SAT-RDU http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...0/history/20140322/1500Z/KSAT/KRDU

Kansas State XP 734 STL-MHK http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...1/history/20140322/1700Z/KSTL/KMHK

Tulsa 6F M83 SAN-TUL http://flightaware.com/live/flight/F...7/history/20140322/2000Z/KSAN/KTUL
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:07 am

Everyone goes home after Saturday's games. That typically means earlier flights; I think all the flight but 3 or 4 went last night. Also, note the extensive DL involvement, which is not surprising given all of their aircraft downtime on Saturdays.

Florida: Driving home from Orlando
Pitt: DL M88 MCO-PIT flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8896/history/20140322/2200Z/KMCO/KPIT

Louisville: DL M88 MCO-SDF http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...7/history/20140323/0200Z/KMCO/KSDF
Saint Louis: DL M88 MCO-STL http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...8/history/20140323/0330Z/KMCO/KSTL (note that DL did all the MCO flights today; this is more common later in the tournament)

Michigan: Driving home from Milwaukee?
Texas: WN 73G MKE-AUS http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...4/history/20140323/0200Z/KMKE/KAUS

San Diego State: DL 752 GEG-SAN http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...1/history/20140323/0500Z/KGEG/KSAN
North Dakota State: AJI M83 GEG-FAR http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...7/history/20140323/1600Z/KGEG/KFAR

Syracuse: Driving home from Buffalo
Dayton: DL M88 BUF-DAY http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...0/history/20140323/0500Z/KBUF/KDAY

Wisconsin: Driving home from Milwaukee
Oregon: DL 320 MKE-EUG http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...9/history/20140323/0455Z/KMKE/KEUG

Michigan State: DL 752 GEG-LAN http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...2/history/20140323/0530Z/KGEG/KLAN
Harvard: N8 752 GEG-BOS http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...1/history/20140323/1800Z/KGEG/KBOS

Villanova: DL 752 BUF-PHL http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...3/history/20140323/1500Z/KBUF/KPHL
Connecticut: 6F M83 BUF-BDL DL" target="_blank">http://flightaware.com/live/flight/F...0/history/20140323/1400Z/KBUF/KBDL
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Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:44 am

Anybody know why Harvard left from BED but are returning to BOS?
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Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:08 pm

Sunday games . . .

Kansas: Driving home from Saint Louis
Stanford: AJI M83 STL-SJC http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...9/history/20140323/2030Z/KSTL/KSJC

Wichita State: WN 733 STL-ICT http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...9/history/20140324/0100Z/KSTL/KICT
Kentucky: Ultimate FRJ STL-LEX http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...8/history/20140323/2230Z/KSTL/KLEX (sweetest ride of the tournament)

Iowa State: WN 73G SAT-DSM http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...2/history/20140324/0300Z/KSAT/KDSM
North Carolina: DL M90 SAT-RDU http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...3/history/20140324/0315Z/KSAT/KRDU

Tennessee: N8 752 RDU-TYS http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...1/history/20140324/0410Z/KRDU/KTYS
Mercer: DL M90 RDU-ATL http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...7/history/20140324/1400Z/KRDU/KATL

UCLA: Driving home from San Diego
Stephen F. Austin: SY 73G SAN-HOU http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...9/history/20140324/0500Z/KSAN/KHOU

Creighton: DL M88 SAT-OMA http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...8/history/20140324/0540Z/KSAT/KOMA
Baylor: Driving home from San Antonio

Virginia: Driving home from Raleigh
Memphis: DL 320 RDU-MEM http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...6/history/20140324/0445Z/KRDU/KMEM

Arizona: Driving home from San Diego
Gonzaga: WN 73G SAN-GEG http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...9/history/20140324/0500Z/KSAN/KHOU

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 27):
Anybody know why Harvard left from BED but are returning to BOS?

It's not terribly unusual in multi-airport metro areas, since the airport used at least partially depends on the charter operator.

[Edited 2014-03-24 10:32:37]
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:38 pm

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 26):
Michigan: Driving home from Milwaukee?

About 325 miles back to Ann Arbor which is around 5 hours if no stops and depending on traffic and time of day....... I know they take the bus to Evanston, IL when they play Northwestern which is around 260-265 miles.
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Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:53 pm

Quoting tjwgrr (Reply 29):
About 325 miles back to Ann Arbor which is around 5 hours if no stops and depending on traffic and time of day....... I know they take the bus to Evanston, IL when they play Northwestern which is around 260-265 miles.

300 miles is roughly the limit for driving. This year, Kansas (a hair under 300 miles) drove to Saint Louis, but Kansas State (about 380 miles) and Kentucky (about 340 miles) flew. In the past, Kansas has driven to Oklahoma City (320 miles) for tournament games.
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:12 pm

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 30):
300 miles is roughly the limit for driving. This year, Kansas (a hair under 300 miles) drove to Saint Louis, but Kansas State (about 380 miles) and Kentucky (about 340 miles) flew. In the past, Kansas has driven to Oklahoma City (320 miles) for tournament games.

According to an article in the New York Times if teams are within 350 miles of where they are playing they get bussed.

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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:48 pm

Quoting flymco (Reply 31):
According to an article in the New York Times if teams are within 350 miles of where they are playing they get bussed.

That line is a bit fuzzy. I believe Arizona bussed to and from San Diego (355 miles from Tempe to San Diego per google maps), while Kentucky flew to Saint Louis (337 miles from Lexington to Saint Louis per google maps).
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:46 pm

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 32):

This is the link to the article I was referencing.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/24/sp...rters.html?ref=ncaabasketball&_r=0


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Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:18 pm

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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:43 pm

When teams fly a charter flight on a commercial airline (i.e. Southwest out of LAX), does the team board through a gate at the terminal like a normal commercial flight or do they skip the terminal altogether and board on a remote ramp?
 
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:29 am

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 32):
That line is a bit fuzzy. I believe Arizona bussed to and from San Diego (355 miles from Tempe to San Diego per google maps), while Kentucky flew to Saint Louis (337 miles from Lexington to Saint Louis per google maps).

Arizona is in Tucson.
 
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:37 am

Quoting flySFO (Reply 35):
When teams fly a charter flight on a commercial airline (i.e. Southwest out of LAX), does the team board through a gate at the terminal like a normal commercial flight or do they skip the terminal altogether and board on a remote ramp?

Depends on the airport, gate availability, etc. I've seen both. I've also seen a sort of hybrid, where the plane is a "regular" gate, but the team is bussed onto the field, and boards from the ramp...
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:41 am

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 32):
That line is a bit fuzzy. I believe Arizona bussed to and from San Diego (355 miles from Tempe to San Diego per google maps), while Kentucky flew to Saint Louis (337 miles from Lexington to Saint Louis per google maps

You are confusing Arizona with Arizona State.. Arizona State is Tempe and Arizona in Tucson
 
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Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:51 am

Arizona: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SCX8661/history/20140326/0059Z/KTUS/KLGB

Source - https://twitter.com/APlayersProgram/status/448626418776150016

BEAR DOWN!

Edit: Change URL to historical link.

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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:12 am

Quoting infiniti329 (Reply 38):
You are confusing Arizona with Arizona State.. Arizona State is Tempe and Arizona in Tucson

You know, I lost a shot at a job in Phoenix once because I confused the two . . . you'd think I'd get it right now. As ytib points out, they're flying SY TUS-LGB.
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:30 pm

Curious as to why 3 teams in the West region are using 3 different airports? No room at SNA? GO BUCKY!
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:57 pm

Friday games (very few flights here) . . .

Michigan: Driving to Indianapolis
Tennessee: DL M88 TYS-IND http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...0/history/20140326/2200Z/KTYS/KIND

Iowa State: WN 73G DSM-EWR http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...8/history/20140326/1800Z/KDSM/KEWR
Connecticut: Driving to New York

Louisville: Driving to Indianapolis
Kentucky: Driving to Indianapolis

Virginia: RP ER4 CHO-TEB http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...0/history/20140326/2100Z/KCHO/KTEB
Michigan State: XP 734 LAN-JFK http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...1/history/20140326/2230Z/KLAN/KJFK

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 41):
Curious as to why 3 teams in the West region are using 3 different airports?

Again, the carrier has some discretion. New York was similar.
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Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:40 pm

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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:46 pm

Are any of these games the reason an HA A330 is at MSP? Saw it yesterday off I-494 at the Delta hangers.
 
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Sat Mar 29, 2014 8:36 pm

Quoting toering (Reply 44):
Are any of these games the reason an HA A330 is at MSP? Saw it yesterday off I-494 at the Delta hangers.

No. Widebody charters in the tournament are pretty rare.

Friday losers:

Tennessee: DL M88 IND-TYS http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...0/history/20140329/1400Z/KIND/KTYS

Iowa State: WN 73G EWR-DSM http://flightaware.com/live/flight/S...4/history/20140329/1600Z/KEWR/KDSM

Louisville: Driving home from Indianapolis

Virginia: Aerodynamics ER4 TEB-CHO http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...9/history/20140329/1600Z/KTEB/KCHO
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Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:09 am

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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:45 am

Sunday games . . .

Michigan State: DL 752 EWR-LAN http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...1/history/20140330/2330Z/KEWR/KLAN
Connecticut: Driving home from New York

Michigan: Driving home from Indianapolis
Kentucky: Driving home from Indianapolis
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:58 pm

So now the question is, the charters for the flights into DAL/DFW for the final four this weekend.
 
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RE: March Madness: 2014 Ncaa Tournament Charters

Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:21 pm

Kentucky actually chartered a flight from Indy to Lexington last night. Does anybody have anymore info?