Moderators: jsumali2, richierich, ua900, PanAm_DC10, hOMSaR

 
globaldreams
Topic Author
Posts: 11
Joined: Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:29 pm

Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:21 am

Do the Rockies use a major airline or a charter company to fly to away game venues?

[Edited 2007-10-27 19:24:38]

[Edited 2007-10-27 19:25:25]
 
CarsAir04
Posts: 140
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:03 am

RE: Who Fly’s The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:26 am

I had heard they had their own aircraft, but I can't verify that. (that was told to me a few times within the last few weeks) I know it isn't Frontier, and do not think United.
 
azstar
Posts: 450
Joined: Wed May 11, 2005 5:25 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:34 am

Frontier is the official airline of the Rockies, so I'm sure they fly the team.
 
dalb777
Posts: 1698
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 9:35 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:38 am

Quoting CarsAir04 (Reply 1):
I know it isn't Frontier

You sure about that? After Game 2, two flights left from BOS in the middle of the night. One was DL 9838, which was the Red Sox charter:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...8/history/20071026/0634Z/KBOS/KDEN

and F9 8426:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/F...6/history/20071026/0658Z/KBOS/KDEN

which I assume was the Rockies' charter. These were the only two I could find that were not regularly scheduled flights between those two cities.
Geaux Tigers! Geaux Hornets! Geaux Saints! WHO DAT!!!
 
CarsAir04
Posts: 140
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:03 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:43 am

Frontier is the Official Airline (signs all over the ball park as I sit here watching the game), but we do not fly the team.
 
Rcardinale
Posts: 113
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:20 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:43 am

Yea the DL flight was the Sox and i'm almost positive that the F9 plane was for the Rockies since F9 no longer flies to BOS
 
CarsAir04
Posts: 140
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:03 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:51 am

We had a few different charters for fans during the games in Boston. I asked our charter department specifically during that time about flying the team and it was mentioned that we did not, but that we did have a few charters for fans flying to BOS.
 
N839MH
Posts: 304
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2001 4:05 pm

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:54 am

I know this is off the topic a bit...but the MLB Texas Rangers and NHL Dallas Stars owner Tom Hicks just purchased a B757-200 for his teams to travel in...must be nice. Link below!

http://texas.rangers.mlb.com/news/ar...0&vkey=news_tex&fext=.jsp&c_id=tex
Solodude!
 
Lexy
Posts: 1492
Joined: Wed Jun 07, 2006 10:05 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:00 am

Quoting N839MH (Reply 7):
I know this is off the topic a bit...but the MLB Texas Rangers and NHL Dallas Stars owner Tom Hicks just purchased a B757-200 for his teams to travel in...must be nice. Link below!

What's the reg. on that 757?
Nashville, Tennessee KBNA
 
AirframeAS
Posts: 9865
Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:56 pm

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:13 am

Quoting Lexy (Reply 8):
Quoting N839MH (Reply 7):
I know this is off the topic a bit...but the MLB Texas Rangers and NHL Dallas Stars owner Tom Hicks just purchased a B757-200 for his teams to travel in...must be nice. Link below!

What's the reg. on that 757?

Is this who Paul Allen sold his 752 to??
A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
 
CALMSP
Posts: 3604
Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2003 3:18 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:28 am

i was also wondering if it was F9. After game 2 of the NLCS, there was a F9 flight PHX-DEN, but no other flights. So I figured they must have been doing it.
 
iahcsr
Posts: 4777
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 1999 2:59 pm

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:36 am

Quoting CarsAir04 (Reply 1):
had heard they had their own aircraft, but I can't verify that.

I have heard this as well... from a usually very reliable source.   

Found it...
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Chuck Slusarczyk Jr. - OPShots



[Edited 2007-10-27 20:42:44]
Working Hard, Flying Right Friendly....
 
71Zulu
Posts: 1932
Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:42 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:49 am

Quoting Dalb777 (Reply 3):
...One was DL 9838, which was the Red Sox charter:

Yep, and the same aircraft that brought the Sox from BOS to DEN also brought the Saints from MSY to SFO.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...8/history/20071026/0634Z/KBOS/KDEN

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...8/history/20071026/1134Z/KDEN/KMSY

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...2/history/20071027/0003Z/KMSY/KSFO
 
CarsAir04
Posts: 140
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:03 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:53 am

Quoting IAHcsr (Reply 11):
I have heard this as well... from a usually very reliable source.

Found it...

Yep, Monfort is part of the owner group of the Rockies.
 
AirTranTUS
Posts: 3313
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:12 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:58 am

It appears that 727 routed DEN-RFD-BED and back with the Rockies. Can it not make it nonstop?
I love ASO!
 
User avatar
dvincent
Posts: 1592
Joined: Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:53 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:19 am

That 727 is the Rockies' plane, it was seen landing at BED by one of my coworkers who lives in Bedford.
From the Mind of Minolta
 
dalb777
Posts: 1698
Joined: Thu May 26, 2005 9:35 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:30 am

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 12):
Yep, and the same aircraft that brought the Sox from BOS to DEN also brought the Saints from MSY to SFO.

Yeah, I saw that also. I do wonder why DL had that aircraft sitting on the ground at MSY for 10 hrs. I guess they found it cheaper to have it sitting @ MSY all day than flying it from DEN to ATL so it could be used and fly another aircraft to MSY closer to departure time...unless it would have sat at ATL all day anyway.
Geaux Tigers! Geaux Hornets! Geaux Saints! WHO DAT!!!
 
iwok
Posts: 979
Joined: Wed Jan 26, 2005 2:35 pm

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:55 am

Quoting GlobalDreams (Thread starter):
Do the Rockies use a major airline or a charter company to fly to away game venues?

After tomorrow night: nobody  stirthepot 

LETS TO RED SOX!!!

iwok
 
LAXspotter
Posts: 3227
Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2007 4:16 pm

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:58 am

Sports charters are so interesting

first you follow the team like a cult following, then in addition to your aviation madness youre tracking your team at night flying from city to city, crazy. I did that for Laker games last year.
"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel" Samuel Johnson
 
CALMSP
Posts: 3604
Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2003 3:18 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:24 am

are they still flying around in a NW 727??
 
bohica
Posts: 2461
Joined: Tue Feb 10, 2004 3:21 pm

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:36 am

After the ass kicking they are getting from the Red Sox, they will be going nowhere.  duck 
 
iahcsr
Posts: 4777
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 1999 2:59 pm

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:00 pm

[

Quoting CALMSP (Reply 20):
are they still flying around in a NW 727??

N17773 is a former CO/PE/BN craft.
Working Hard, Flying Right Friendly....
 
akizidy214
Posts: 258
Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:10 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:28 pm

Quoting N839MH (Reply 7):
but the MLB Texas Rangers and NHL Dallas Stars owner Tom Hicks just purchased a B757-200 for his teams to travel in...must be nice.

Mr Hicks might be able to afford this thing after Alex Rodriguez opts out of his contract..... with the Yankees! Seeing that he is still paying him 21 million dollars a year to be the MVP of another team.
DCA
 
87GROUNDED
Posts: 75
Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:09 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:33 pm

According to the Denver Post, the Rockies flight had to stop for fuel on the way back from Boston. They arrived at 0500 at DEN after the game 2 loss to the Sox.

And the 727 is the Rockies plane. I saw it at the FBO at DEN a few weeks ago. At first I thought it was a FedEx 727 but upon closer viewing it is a pretty nice looking aircraft.

I have a feeling that the Rockies magic will runout tonight.  Sad
On your deathbed you'll receive total consiousness- so I've got that going for me.
 
kingcavalier
Posts: 412
Joined: Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:02 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:37 pm

Frontier handles lots of "Rockies" charters, but it's not the team. It's family and friends.
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness
 
billreid
Posts: 761
Joined: Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:04 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:48 am

No one after tonight.
Some people don't get it. Business is about making MONEY!
 
USAFHummer
Posts: 10261
Joined: Thu May 18, 2000 12:22 pm

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:03 am

Anyone have any idea what the interior of the 727 that flies the Rox around is like?
Chief A.net college football stadium self-pic guru
 
sw733
Posts: 5884
Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2004 6:19 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:08 am

Quoting N839MH (Reply 7):
I know this is off the topic a bit...but the MLB Texas Rangers and NHL Dallas Stars owner Tom Hicks just purchased a B757-200 for his teams to travel in...must be nice. Link below!

Saw it sitting in PHX last night (Saturday night) when we took off about 5pm...neat sight.
 
billreid
Posts: 761
Joined: Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:04 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:13 am

Yeeeeeeesssssssss!

Red Sox officially ground Rockies Flights to BOS.
All flights to any destination cancelled until next april!

WS Series Champs BOSTON RED SOX
(Eat yur hearts out Yankee fans!)
Some people don't get it. Business is about making MONEY!
 
mycrj17
Posts: 217
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:08 pm

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:25 am

Quoting Azstar (Reply 2):
Frontier is the official airline of the Rockies, so I'm sure they fly the team

Not really. Southwest is the official airline of the Cubs and sox, and they both use United... We got the Rockies at your FBO and they flew in on Delta....

Quoting BillReid (Reply 28):
Yeeeeeeesssssssss!

Red Sox officially ground Rockies Flights to BOS.
All flights to any destination cancelled until next april!

WS Series Champs BOSTON RED SOX
(Eat yur hearts out Yankee fans!)

That is great, way to go..
GO CUBS GO!!!!!
 
iwok
Posts: 979
Joined: Wed Jan 26, 2005 2:35 pm

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:19 am

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 26):
Anyone have any idea what the interior of the 727 that flies the Rox around is like?

It probable has lots of sticky, hard seats with structural pieces blocking a view of the IFE screen, lots of garbage on the floors and drinks and coctails go for $10 a pop  bigthumbsup 

iwok
 
a/c dxer
Posts: 415
Joined: Tue Aug 28, 2001 10:52 pm

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:32 pm

Quoting Lexy (Reply 8):

Tail number used to be N757BJ..
 
MaverickM11
Posts: 18527
Joined: Thu Apr 06, 2000 1:59 pm

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:45 pm

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 18):
Sports charters are so interesting

After doing them for years I can tell you they're not so much interesting as a pain in the a$$
I don't take responsibility at all
 
B752OS
Posts: 1297
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:05 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:51 pm

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 26):
Anyone have any idea what the interior of the 727 that flies the Rox around is like?



Quoting Iwok (Reply 30):
Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 26):
Anyone have any idea what the interior of the 727 that flies the Rox around is like?

It probable has lots of sticky, hard seats with structural pieces blocking a view of the IFE screen, lots of garbage on the floors and drinks and coctails go for $10 a pop

iwok

Looking at the picture of the 727 and hearing this makes me laugh and think of Major Leagues, when the owner strips the team of their normal charter for a prop plane. That's an insult in my opinion, to have to make fuel stops in the middle of the night, after losing.

Also, why did they fly into BED instead of BOS?


I am a happy camper this morning....YEA RED SOX!!!!
 
txkf2010
Posts: 207
Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:10 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:26 pm

Nobody flys the Rockies cuz they're goin to the golf course now!!!

2007 World Series Champion Red Sox!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Delta should paint a plane in honor of them, and the cough Superbowl 42 Champion Patriots  Wink
 
azstar
Posts: 450
Joined: Wed May 11, 2005 5:25 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:23 pm

Am I missing something here? What's the point of paying a lot of money to be the "official" team airline if you don't even get their business??
 
chumley
Posts: 78
Joined: Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:39 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:10 pm



Quoting Azstar (Reply 35):
What's the point of paying a lot of money to be the "official" team airline if you don't even get their business??

It's about advertising. The billboards all over the stadium provide exposure to the flying public.

It's the same reason why you can buy plenty of Bud and Miller even though you're at Coors Field.

 
B752OS
Posts: 1297
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:05 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:22 pm

As for the Red Sox, they will be flying home today and landing at BOS, I am willing to bet there will be quite a large crowd waiting for them (Much bigger than the pathertic reception the Indians got where only 1 fan showed up).
 
71Zulu
Posts: 1932
Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:42 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:53 pm

 
Tom in NO
Posts: 6725
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 1999 10:10 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:09 pm

Quoting BillReid (Reply 28):
(Eat yur hearts out Yankee fans!)

Let's do the math here (1919- present): RedSox have two championships, Yankees have 26. Adding the five the Sox won between 1903 and 1918, they have a total of seven. No comparison.....but props to the Sox on winning number seven.

Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
 
B752OS
Posts: 1297
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:05 am

RE: Who Flies The Colorado Rockies?

Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:29 pm

Quoting Tom in NO (Reply 39):
Quoting BillReid (Reply 28):
(Eat yur hearts out Yankee fans!)

Let's do the math here (1919- present): RedSox have two championships, Yankees have 26. Adding the five the Sox won between 1903 and 1918, they have a total of seven. No comparison.....but props to the Sox on winning number seven.

Tom at MSY

Lets do the math here. Between 2000-2007 Red Sox 2 rings, Yankees 1. Yankees consistently have had the highest payroll in the league by far yet have not won a championship in 7 years.


Good luck to the new Jow.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos