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by Joelatbsl
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic aviation - 2018
Replies: 637
Views: 78022

Re: Nordic aviation - 2018

Interesting stuff going on around the World Cup game in Volgograd. WOW air and Icelandair operated a charter flight from KEF each and had to park their aircraft quite far away, with WOW air's TF-SON currently in Vilnius and Icelandair's TF-ISK in Mineralnye Vody ... http://worldcupcharters.blogspot....

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by Joelatbsl
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 84
Views: 9792

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

http://worldcupcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... -2018.html
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Belgium is playing in Moscow tomorrow, against Tunisia. For that game, Brussels Airlines not only sent their usual several A319s and A320s, but for once also an A330-300:

http://worldcupcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... -2018.html

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by Joelatbsl
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOWair World Cup Charters
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Re: WOWair World Cup Charters

The WOWair flight to Volgograd yesterday was operated by A321 TF-SON, which after that flight proceeded to Vilnius for parking. Parking space seems to be rather tight at various World Cup cities' airports ...

The Icelandair flight was operated by B757-200 TF-ISK.

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by Joelatbsl
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOWair World Cup Charters
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Re: WOWair World Cup Charters

TF-ISX did a World Cup flight indeed, though I am not sure whether today's Icelandair flight to Volgograd will be operated by the same aircraft. TF-ISX is currently on the way to Zurich ...

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by Joelatbsl
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOWair World Cup Charters
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Re: WOWair World Cup Charters

http://worldcupcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... -2018.html

JOEL
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There will be another WOWair flight to the World Cup today, operating from KEF to Volgograd using an A321 again:

http://worldcupcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... -2018.html

JOEL

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by Joelatbsl
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 84
Views: 9792

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

There were three Tunisair A320s in Volgograd for the England vs. Tunisia game the other day and just one commercial charter flight from England, an Aigle Azur A320 from Stansted. Both SAS A320neos that went to Nizhny Novgorod did round trips from/to Stockholm. One of them is on football duty again n...

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by Joelatbsl
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 84
Views: 9792

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

While the World Cup is currently in full flow, the first few rounds of Champions League qualifying have been drawn yesterday. The preliminaries start as early as next week and from July on, there will be qualifying action around Europe just about every week. Surely some interesting charter flight ar...

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by Joelatbsl
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 84
Views: 9792

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

Egypt playing hosts Russia in St Petersburg tonight, and quite predictably, there is once again a massive airlift from Cairo to Russia, this time also using quite a number of EgyptAir's A330s!

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by Joelatbsl
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 84
Views: 9792

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

Just very few England supporters out there it seems. An Aigle Azur A320 is currently on the way from Stansted to Volgograd for tonight's game against Tunisia ...

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by Joelatbsl
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 84
Views: 9792

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

Qatar Executive is fairly busy all around Russia this month. Global 6000 A7-CEF turned up right before the game in Yekaterinburg today and is now on its way down to the Black Sea Coast for the game in Sochi tonight, Portugal vs. Spain.

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by Joelatbsl
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 84
Views: 9792

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

It appears that they have used Madrid as a staging post on the way from Latin America to Russia. Alrosa Avia also did a charter flight from Madrid to Samara with one of their B737s yesterday.

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by Joelatbsl
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 84
Views: 9792

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

The Switzerland vs. Brazil game in Rostov on Sunday attracts quite a few bizjets: http://worldcupcharters.blogspot.com/2018/06/fifa-world-cup-2018-17-june-2018.html Interestingly enough, many of them leave after dropping off their PAX, some even across the Black Sea to Trabzon, Turkey. Another desti...

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by Joelatbsl
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)
Replies: 30
Views: 3458

Re: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)

Swiss used to fly from Zurich to Cairo with their A340 (and probably the MD-11s for a while before that) and now does this flight with the CS-300!

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by Joelatbsl
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 84
Views: 9792

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

Big game in Sochi today, or as plane spotters would say, Wamos B747-400 vs. TAP Air Portugal A330. This is what the respective sides' fans arrived with yesterday ...

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by Joelatbsl
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 84
Views: 9792

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

The first Egypt Air flight is currently on the way to Ekaterinburg with football supporters for the EGY vs. URU game. SU-GCS in Star Alliance colours has been used for this ...

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by Joelatbsl
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)
Replies: 30
Views: 3458

Re: Largest route up-gauges or down-gauges (regularly-scheduled)

BA sent their A380s to Frankfurt initially to familiarize/qualify their crews in a short amount of time. Same applies for AF who sent their A380s to Heathrow in 2010, routinely replacing A32Xs ...

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by Joelatbsl
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 84
Views: 9792

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

http://worldcupcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... -2018.html
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Now that all teams seem to be in Russia, the fans are arriving too. A load of Iran supporters arrived in St. Petersburg today on board an Iran Air Airbus A300-600, arriving from Tehran.

http://worldcupcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... -2018.html

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by Joelatbsl
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8708

Re: Long Distance RJ Service

Does the CS-300 qualify in the Regional Jet category? If yes, how about Air Baltic's routes from Riga down to the UAE or Swiss' over-night trip fro Zurich to Cairo?

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by Joelatbsl
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Jets
Replies: 90
Views: 8708

Re: Airlines and Corporate Jets

Air France once had a dedicated fleet of A319s with extra fuel tanks that were particularly equipped with just 50-60 Business Class seats for certain destinations. Especially the oil industry should have been served with these. In the end the concept was scrapped and the aircraft have partly gone or...

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by Joelatbsl
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 84
Views: 9792

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

There are only few scheduled flights from Saudi Arabia to Moscow, with Saudia's World Cup specials using flight numbers that look like scheduled flights, even though these routes from Riyadh and Jeddah to Vnukovo are just temporary. There should have been seven flights yesterday, four today and anot...

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by Joelatbsl
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 84
Views: 9792

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

Interesting news from Spain today with their manager Julen Lopetegui being silly enough to sign with Real Madrid while still in charge of the national team. Will the Wamos Air B747-400 that is due to fly out to Sochi tomorrow have space for his replacement? :D Meanwhile, watch out for all the stuff ...

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by Joelatbsl
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 84
Views: 9792

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

B757-200 SX-RFA positioned from St. Petersburg to Innsbruck after bringing the England team to Russia. Will it possibly pick up the Colombian team that stayed in Northern Italy? Kazan as its destination would actually fit the bill ...

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by Joelatbsl
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 84
Views: 9792

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

The Portuguese Football Association went all in, chartered the luxurious A340 from AirX Charters (9H-BIG) and slapped some stickers on it. https://www.abola.pt//img/fotos/ABOLA2015/SELECAO/2018/aviaodaselecao.jpg Isn't it the very same plane that brought Brazilian team from GIG to LHR a couple days...

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by Joelatbsl
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 84
Views: 9792

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

Another team to travel today is Senegal, from their training base in Austria towards Russia. They fly from Salzburg to Kaluga with B737-500 LY-KLJ. JOEL Thank you @Joelatbsl . By any chance do you know how they flew from Senegal to Europe? I´m guessing commercial flight? It might just as well be th...

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by Joelatbsl
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 84
Views: 9792

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

Another team to travel today is Senegal, from their training base in Austria towards Russia. They fly from Salzburg to Kaluga with B737-500 LY-KLJ.

JOEL

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by Joelatbsl
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOWair World Cup Charters
Replies: 5
Views: 1359

Re: WOWair World Cup Charters

WOWair will be operating from KEF to SVO, Sheremetyevo.

JOEL

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by Joelatbsl
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 84
Views: 9792

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

Another team to travel to Russia tomorrow is Sweden, flying with SAS from Gothenburg to Gelendzhik.

JOEL

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by Joelatbsl
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 84
Views: 9792

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

tapairbus370 wrote:
InnsbruckFlyer wrote:
Any idea how the German National Team will fly?



No, we´ll have to wait until June 12th to find out.


Flying out on 12 June with Lufthansa on an A321, from FRA to VKO.

JOEL

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by Joelatbsl
Wed May 30, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 84
Views: 9792

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

http://worldcupcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... ament.html
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The Argentina team is on its way to Spain over night now, using Air X' A340-300 9H-BIG from EZE to BCN, arriving in Barcelona at 15.30h ...

http://worldcupcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... ament.html

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by Joelatbsl
Fri May 25, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc
Replies: 84
Views: 9792

Re: Football Charters World Cup, Champions, Europa League, etc

http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot ... -2018.html

JOEL
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This might help. Many flights departing from MAD to KBP over night now to make use of the time difference and the distance between Spain and Ukraine:

http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot ... -2018.html

JOEL

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by Joelatbsl
Wed May 23, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4304

Re: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?

http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot ... -2018.html
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Iberia does not seem to have the same issues. They provide Real Madrid with their customary A340-600 for the trip to Kiev and back:

http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot ... -2018.html

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by Joelatbsl
Tue May 22, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4304

Re: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?

http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot ... -2018.html
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The list for the Liverpool departures has now finally appeared and does indeed include South African Airways A340s and A330s as well as Ethiopian A350s and B787s:

http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot ... -2018.html

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by Joelatbsl
Mon May 21, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4304

Re: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?

The THY flights from IST to KBP are not even extra flights, but just normal flights that are routinely flown with widebody equipment these days. Just the upgrade to the even larger B777 is special across the next few days. Meanwhile, Ukraine Intl.'s B767s will also be used from BCN to KBP.

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by Joelatbsl
Mon May 21, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4304

Re: Champions league final in Kiev - extra flights planned ?

The info about flights from MAN and/or LPL is still fairly scarce, but there will be plenty of them: http://championsleaguecharters.blogspot.com/2018/05/uefa-champions-league-final-26-may-2018.html Ukraine International will also take part in the airlift, upgrading quite a few flights from MAD, MXP ...

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by Joelatbsl
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017-2018 NHL Charter Flight Numbers
Replies: 23
Views: 7689

Re: 2017-2018 NHL Charter Flight Numbers

Indeed, that flight matches their Pittsburgh game perfectly. They then flew on to Newark as AC7016 before the aircraft went on duty for another team ...

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by Joelatbsl
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017-2018 NHL Charter Flight Numbers
Replies: 23
Views: 7689

Re: 2017-2018 NHL Charter Flight Numbers

Edmonton Oilers arrived at EWR for tomorrow's Islanders game on an AC A319, calling as AC7039. The Vegas Golden Knights are currently on the road with Swift Air's B737-400 N801TJ. The aircraft is doing different jobs in between Golden Knights flights though ... http://hockeycharters.blogspot.com/201...

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by Joelatbsl
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 147
Views: 25287

Re: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

The Falcons off to the Patriots just now, using Delta B757-200 N6703D, DL8863.

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by Joelatbsl
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2017
Replies: 194
Views: 17589

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2017

http://europaleaguecharters.blogspot.co ... -2017.html
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The Basaksehir football team is off on European travels again tomorrow, flying to FRA for their away game vs. Hoffenheim:

http://europaleaguecharters.blogspot.co ... -2017.html

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by Joelatbsl
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 147
Views: 25287

Re: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

http://footballcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... 14-18.html
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A late night trip home for the Detroit Lions after tonight's game at the Giants, using a Delta 757:

http://footballcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... 14-18.html

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by Joelatbsl
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 147
Views: 25287

Re: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

http://footballcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... 14-18.html
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The Green Bay Packers use two Delta planes this week, a B757-200 and as a first for this season, a B737-800:

http://footballcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... 14-18.html

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by Joelatbsl
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2017
Replies: 213
Views: 18698

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2017

http://footballcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... -2017.html
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Besiktas will travel to Porto today for their Champions League game at FC Porto, but using an A330 instead of their "own" B737-800:

http://footballcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... -2017.html

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by Joelatbsl
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 147
Views: 25287

Re: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

As for the the two Monday night games:

Saints to MSP with United, B764 - UA2541

Chargers from LGB to DEN with Delta, B752 - DL8873

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by Joelatbsl
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 147
Views: 25287

Re: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

Several teams will be on the move today already for Sunday's first round games. This includes the Atlanta Falcons (ATL-ORD with Delta), the Carolina Panthers (CLT-SJC with American) and the Seattle Seahawks (SEA-GRB with Delta).

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by Joelatbsl
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 147
Views: 25287

Re: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

The Kansas City Chiefs' charter got switched to N66051, currently about 1.5h away from Providence.

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by Joelatbsl
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 147
Views: 25287

Re: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

Joelatbsl wrote:
Week 1, game 1, the Kansas City Chiefs travel to the New England Patriots, using a United B767-400, calling as UA2543, departing from MCI to PVD on 6 September.


Flight to be operated by the Star Alliance logojet N76055 btw ...

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by Joelatbsl
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 147
Views: 25287

Re: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

Week 1, game 1, the Kansas City Chiefs travel to the New England Patriots, using a United B767-400, calling as UA2543, departing from MCI to PVD on 6 September.

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by Joelatbsl
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 147
Views: 25287

Re: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

Doesn't look too shabby indeed!

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by Joelatbsl
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 147
Views: 25287

Re: 2017 NFL Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Miami Dolphins have once again used two Miami Air a/c each. While the Dolphins got two B738s, the Steelers had to be happy with one B738 and a B734 for the rest of the touring party ...

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by Joelatbsl
Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation 2017
Replies: 1126
Views: 142145

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

http://footballcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... -4-31.html
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The SC Bern hockey team arrived in Turku today, using RJ100 G-JOTS of JOTA Aviation. They'll play TPS on Thursday night and will then travel on to the UK to face Nottingham on Saturday:

http://footballcharters.blogspot.com/20 ... -4-31.html

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