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2017-2018 NBA Charter Flight Numbers

Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:57 am

I know that this might not be the most exciting of topics, considering that the NBA pretty much contracts all charter flights via DL (with three exceptions - Dallas, Houston and Miami), but here's the list of all NBA charter flight numbers. All flights listed in this original post are DL unless otherwise noted. These flights can be tracked using the usual websites (my site of choice is FlightAware, for what it's worth). As best as I can tell, all flights are, in fact, using B752 (though, during their preseason trip to China, the Minnesota Timberwolves used a B764 for their KLAX-PANC-ZGSZ outbound flight, their ZGSZ-ZSPD between games flight and their ZSPD-PANC-KMSP return flight). I also listed the primary airports each team appears to be flying out of; some are pretty obvious, others not so much.

Atlanta Hawks: DL8918 (KATL)
Boston Celtics: DL8919 (KBED - Hanscom Field)
Brooklyn Nets: DL8920 (KEWR)
Charlotte Hornets: DL8921 (KCLT)
Chicago Bulls: DL8922 (KORD)
Cleveland Cavaliers: DL8923 (KCLE)
Dallas Mavericks: N801DM (MLW Aviation LLC; KDAL)
Denver Nuggets: DL8924 (KDEN)
Detroit Pistons: DL8925 (KPTK - Oakland County Int'l)
Golden State Warriors: DL8926 (KOAK)
Houston Rockets: PMM757 (Pinnacle Air; KHOU)
Indiana Pacers: DL8927 (KIND)
Los Angeles Clippers: DL8928 (KLAX)
Los Angeles Lakers: DL8929 (KLAX)
Memphis Grizzlies: DL8930 (KMEM)
Miami Heat: BSK391 (Miami Air International; KMIA)
Milwaukee Bucks: DL8931 (KMKE)
Minnesota Timberwolves: DL8932 (KMSP)
New Orleans Pelicans: DL8933 (KMSY)
New York Knicks: DL8934 (KHPN - Westchester County)
Oklahoma City Thunder: DL8935 (KOKC)
Orlando Magic: DL8936 (KMCO)
Philadelphia 76ers: DL8937 (KPHL)
Phoenix Suns: DL8938 (KPHX)
Portland Trailblazers: DL8939 (KPDX)
Sacramento Kings: DL8940 (KSMF)
San Antonio Spurs: DL8941 (KSAT)
Toronto Raptors: DL8942 (CYYZ)
Utah Jazz: DL8943 (KSLC)
Washington Wizards: DL8944 (KIAD)
2019: DAL, MCI, PHX, LAS, DFW, SAT, ORD, SLC, SEA, DTW, PHL, MIA, LAX; B73G (WN x3), B738 (WN, AA, DL), A20N (NK), MD83 (AA), B788 (AA x2), CS1 (DL), B739 (DL), B712 (DL), B752 (AA), B763 (AA), B77W (AA), B789 (AA)
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Re: 2017-2018 NBA Charter Flight Numbers

Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:43 am

Thanks for the list! :bigthumbsup:

The Warriors flew to New Orleans on a 752 but then left on a 738. I assume the 752 was one of the converted VIP seat planes and the 738 was not. Guess they have to use whatever they have sometimes right?

Warriors leaving MSY ... /KMSY/KMEM

So what 757's are in the NBA charter fleet now? Think I read there were 11 planes in the fleet.
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Re: 2017-2018 NBA Charter Flight Numbers

Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:18 am

Just stumbled upon your list. Thanks for putting this together! Looking forward to catching the 3 non-Delta 757s this year.
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