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2015 NFL Charters

Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:15 am

It is that time of year when the NFL charters start to surface. First charters of the year(?)

Vikings to CAK
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...1/history/20150808/2030Z/KMSP/KCAK

Cowboys to training camp
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...9/history/20150728/2000Z/KDFW/KNTD
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:42 am

Quoting tsra (Thread starter):
Vikings to CAK

That was Delta's 1st NFL flight of the season.

This year we're carrying the following teams:

Arizona Cardinals
Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals
Green Bay Packers
Jacksonville Jaguars
Minnesota Vikings
New England Patriots
Philadelphia Eagles
San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks

[Edited 2015-08-09 20:46:14]
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:59 am

Quoting northwestEWR (Reply 1):

Seems DL won't carry the Chargers this year, like they did last year. Anyone know who will be carrying them?

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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:17 am

Quoting bw50505 (Reply 2):
Seems DL won't carry the Chargers this year, like they did last year. Anyone know who will be carrying them?

Seems when I edited the post to put them in A-Z order, I left out the Chargers. Delta will indeed be carrying them again this year.
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:39 am

After an absence of a few seasons, Hawaiian has the Raiders charter again, this time on the 330. HA will fly them to all their games except the first and last ones.

[Edited 2015-08-09 23:31:36]

[Edited 2015-08-09 23:38:14]
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:14 am

Quoting northwestEWR (Reply 3):
Seems when I edited the post to put them in A-Z order, I left out the Chargers. Delta will indeed be carrying them again this year.

Dangit. I was hoping for a change this year. We already have scheduled 767's from DL. Maybe they'll bring in a 330 again this year.
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:20 pm

Quoting northwestEWR (Reply 1):
Seattle Seahawks

What cargo capacious aircraft will Delta be using to carry Richard Shermans' ego ?
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:32 pm

Quoting SelseyBill (Reply 6):
What cargo capacious aircraft will Delta be using to carry Richard Shermans' ego ?

Same one that can carry his Super Bowl ring. LOB.
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:16 pm

Quoting 29erUSA187 (Reply 5):
Dangit. I was hoping for a change this year. We already have scheduled 767's from DL. Maybe they'll bring in a 330 again this year.

Looking at the charter schedule, it looks like most of the NFL flights this year are on 757s and 767s. A quick look doesn't show any A330s but there are some 747s in there for the Falcons.
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:27 pm

United has the Texans IIRC. Who else? Guessing at least Bears and Broncos?  
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:08 pm

I'm pretty sure the 49ers are flying with United this year, along with:

Bears
Broncos
Giants
Jets
Texans
Bills
Browns
Lions
Bucs
Chiefs
Saints
Rams
Titans
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:11 pm

Quoting DC8FanJet (Reply 10):

The 49ers first charter should be this Friday so will let you guys know who they fly.
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:47 am

Strange, UAL 1829 which is usually the flight number for the Buffalo Bills flew the route today, but on a 737-900. Normally its a 753 or 764. I know they aren't doing great but it seems like a bit of a big downgrade...   

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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:50 am

Quoting n797mx (Reply 12):

Do you even follow football? They finished 2014 season 9-7, second on the afc east.
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:05 am

Quoting DC8FanJet (Reply 10):
I'm pretty sure the 49ers are flying with United this year, along with:

Bears
Broncos
Giants
Jets
Texans
Bills
Browns
Lions
Bucs
Chiefs
Saints
Rams
Titans
Redskins

It does look like the 49ers are back with UA. My mistake.
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:16 am

What about the Dolphins ?
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:52 am

Quoting arielwar (Reply 15):
What about the Dolphins ?

Historically they have flown AA.
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:38 pm

Quoting northwestEWR (Reply 1):
This year we're carrying the following teams:

DL has been carrying the Colts since they were NW, who has them now?
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:07 pm

Delta has the Colts again this year.
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:25 pm

I still remember when WO flew the Bills with MD11's  
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:00 am

Where do you find all the flight numbers for each team?
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:21 am

Quoting United_fan (Reply 19):
I still remember when WO flew the Bills with MD11's  

So do I. Good times!
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:15 am

I'm guessing the Steelers and Panthers are staying with US as they merge with AA?

I never realized that (at least for the last few years) the Eagles and Cardinals used DL for charters, even though they had their logo on a US A319 (along with Pittsburgh and Carolina).
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:23 pm

Quoting burnsie28 (Reply 18):
Delta has the Colts again this year.

Thanks. They aren't on the DL list so I thought we might expect something different this year.
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:36 pm

Looks like the 49ers website confirms that its UAL. Just look at this page, the logo is embedded in the website.

http://www.49ers.com/schedule/season-schedule.html
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:42 pm

Interesting exercise would be to do a year-by-year Win-Loss record comparison of DL vs. UA chartered teams. Wonder if there are any patterns that would point to one being better than another. Who's got some time on their hands???   
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:45 pm

Does anyone know what type the Bills are flying to their game against the Jags in London?
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:13 pm

I'm surprised that the Eagles are flying DL, considering that PHL is now an AA hub. If you look at the teams that are located in hub cities, they generally fly the hub airline (Bears-UA, Falcons-DL, Cowboys-AA).

Who is flying Carolina this year?
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:06 pm

Quoting ATAIndy (Reply 23):
Thanks. They aren't on the DL list so I thought we might expect something different this year.

I have updated the list to reflect the corrections.

Delta NFL Teams 2015:

Arizona Cardinals
Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals
Green Bay Packers
Indianapolis Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars
Minnesota Vikings
New England Patriots
Philadelphia Eagles
Seattle Seahawks

Quoting ckfred (Reply 27):
I'm surprised that the Eagles are flying DL, considering that PHL is now an AA hub. If you look at the teams that are located in hub cities, they generally fly the hub airline (Bears-UA, Falcons-DL, Cowboys-AA).

Delta does a LOT more charter work than AA. Delta may just be a more attractive option for the Eagles, be it aircraft availability, outstanding catering options, price points, etc.
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:29 am

And tomorrow's visiting teams have started flying out:

Packers: DL 8868 (http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8868/history/20150812/1845Z/KGRB/KPVD)
Dolphins: AA 9428 (http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL9428/history/20150812/1930Z/KFLL/KORD)
Saints: UA 2241 (http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2241/history/20150812/2330Z/KLWB/KBWI)
Redskins: UA 2233 (http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2233/history/20150812/2000Z/KRIC/KCAK)
Jets: UA 2232 (http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2232/history/20150812/1730Z/KEWR/KDTW)

[Edited 2015-08-12 18:36:32]
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:42 am

Quoting northwestEWR (Reply 28):
Delta NFL Teams 2015:

Arizona Cardinals
Atlanta Falcons
Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals
Green Bay Packers
Indianapolis Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars
Minnesota Vikings
New England Patriots
Philadelphia Eagles
Seattle Seahawks

I'm surprised they don't fly the Lions. You'd think DL would be able to outbid UA in a hub city. To be honest it bothers me a little bit to see the Lions on UA metal instead of Detroit's (in a sense) hometown airline, but I know that doesn't really factor into it at all when it comes down to it.
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:24 pm

Quoting ckfred (Reply 27):

Who is flying Carolina this year?

AA - we have an AA 763 coming into CLT today (actually may have already arrived) to fly them to BUF for this weekend's first pre-season game.
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:40 pm

Quoting Moose135 (Reply 31):
AA - we have an AA 763 coming into CLT today (actually may have already arrived) to fly them to BUF for this weekend's first pre-season game.

Speaking of which, here it is (AA 9421): http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...1/history/20150813/1800Z/KCLT/KBUF

And other charters for today:

Titans: UA 2231 http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...1/history/20150813/2030Z/KBNA/KATL
Steelers: AA 9423 http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...3/history/20150813/1830Z/KPIT/KJAX
Broncos: UA 2230 http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...0/history/20150813/1815Z/KDEN/KSEA
Rams: UA 2238 http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...8/history/20150813/1950Z/KSTL/KOAK
Giants: UA 2237 http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...7/history/20150810/2100Z/KEWR/KCVG

[Edited 2015-08-13 10:42:42]
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:36 pm

Quoting adipasquale (Reply 26):

In the past I think it has been Virgin, unknown if the trend will continue.
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:55 am

Quoting ckfred (Reply 27):

I'm surprised that the Eagles are flying DL, considering that PHL is now an AA hub. If you look at the teams that are located in hub cities, they generally fly the hub airline (Bears-UA, Falcons-DL, Cowboys-AA).

I think even NW carried the Eagles for quite some time. Bears used to fly NW until around the merger.
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:53 pm

This year AA has the following teams

Baltimore Ravens
Carolina Panthers
Pittsburgh Steelers
Miami Dolphins
Dallas Cowboys

AA has the colts for a preseason game but it doesn't not appear to be for the whole season.

[Edited 2015-08-14 16:04:14]
 
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:39 am

Is Hawaiian the only non Big 3 Carrier flying an NFL team this year?
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:13 am

Quoting burnsie28 (Reply 34):
I think even NW carried the Eagles for quite some time. Bears used to fly NW until around the merger.

I remember the Bears were on NW when UA had all but two teams in the league. The other was Dallas on BN.

The Bears were in UA by 1985. I was unaware they had gone back to NW after that.
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:41 pm

Quoting Beardown91737 (Reply 38):
I remember the Bears were on NW when UA had all but two teams in the league. The other was Dallas on BN.

The Bears were in UA by 1985. I was unaware they had gone back to NW after that.

My mistake I meant to type Browns
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:53 pm

Quoting burnsie28 (Reply 34):

I think even NW carried the Eagles for quite some time. Bears used to fly NW until around the merger.

Yes, the Eagles historically used NW, they seldom used US.

Quoting HALFA (Reply 37):
Is Hawaiian the only non Big 3 Carrier flying an NFL team this year?

Most likely, other than the one-off teams that have team/corporation owned charter aircraft. What other airlines have 752 or bigger aircraft to handle the charters? Maybe B6.
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Sun Aug 16, 2015 4:05 pm

Delta has special cabin crews that do the sports team charters. As far as I know, the cabin crews that do any individual team tend to be the same group of FAs, ie. the cabin crews attending to a given team come from the same cohort so that the players are familiar with them and vice versa.
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:09 am

Bucs are UA 2240 this year. Took a 764 to MSP and back.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/U...0/history/20150816/0430Z/KMSP/KTPA
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:46 pm

Quoting northwestEWR (Reply 28):
Quoting ckfred (Reply 27):I'm surprised that the Eagles are flying DL, considering that PHL is now an AA hub. If you look at the teams that are located in hub cities, they generally fly the hub airline (Bears-UA, Falcons-DL, Cowboys-AA).

Delta does a LOT more charter work than AA. Delta may just be a more attractive option for the Eagles, be it aircraft availability, outstanding catering options, price points, etc.

AA doesn't fly the Phillies either, I think they used to be on DL but now UA (UA is a sponsor on the billboard behind home plate that you see on the TV broadcasts at least)... despite the AA hub in PHL. A bit odd maybe, but it does seem like UA and DL are doing much more charters than AA.
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:14 pm

Quoting burnsie28 (Reply 34):
Bears used to fly NW until around the merger

Bears have flown with United more than 40 years.
 
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Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:39 pm

 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:43 pm

Oddly enough it looks like AA flew the Eagles to Green Bay this weekend. Also odd is that they flew into ATW on a 332 and then out of GRB back to PHL on a 333.


http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...9/history/20150828/1756Z/KPHL/KATW
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...9/history/20150830/0509Z/KGRB/KPHL
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:31 am

One of the Hawaiian A330s with the Oakland Raiders logo is N375HA; saw it last night at SFO arriving as HAL 12. Hawaiian Air ops said there should be two more with the logo.
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:20 am

Quoting usairways85 (Reply 46):
Oddly enough it looks like AA flew the Eagles to Green Bay this weekend. Also odd is that they flew into ATW on a 332 and then out of GRB back to PHL on a 333.

Visiting teams typically stay in downtown Appleton at the Radisson Paper Valley Inn, traveling by bus to Lambeau Field. Teams have also stayed at the Holiday Inn hotels in Neenah and Manitowoc.

Following the games, they leave directly from Lambeau to nearby GRB.
 
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RE: 2015 NFL Charters

Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:31 pm

Quoting DC8FanJet (Reply 44):
Bears have flown with United more than 40 years.

As I mentioned a couple posts down, I meant to type Browns.


Also, a lot of people keep pointing out things like logos on websites or in the stadium. That doesn't mean anything, marketing agreements and charter agreements most of the time don't go hand in hand. AirTran was the sponsor of the Falcons yet Delta flew them etc.

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