Seahawks and Patriots Share Airplane to Super Bowl

DLASflyer over on FlyerTalk noticed an interesting bit of airline trivia related to this week’s upcoming Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots:

The funny part about yesterday’s Seahawks flight is that the very same aircraft is flying the Patriots BOS-PHX today. … http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N836MH

Makes you wonder how many airplanes Delta has configured specially to carry professional football teams and what goes into scheduling those planes. Not such a big deal this weekend, when only two teams need to get somewhere, but what about a regular season week when there are 10-15 teams being shuttled around the country.

Whoever is in charge of NFL flight operations at Delta, you might as well go ahead and reserve that airplane to depart this time next year from Denver.

DLASflyer’s finding was posted in this thread: Seahawks flew to Phoenix on Delta..

N836MH Boeing 767-400 Delta” by Mark Harkin. CC BY 2.0.

Comments

  1. “Makes you wonder how many airplanes Delta has configured specially to carry professional football teams”

    The answer to your question is zero. That plane isn’t any different than any other 764. It flew revenue routes up until Friday.

  2. DL doesn’t have any specially configured aircraft for football teams. They use standard aircraft for NFL charters. The only specially configured aircraft are in their A319 fleet which is used for NBA charters.

  3. I like the fact that the Seahawks flew it first and the Patriots had to make do with the Seahawks’ leftovers, just as they will do in the Superbowl on Sunday!! Go Hawks!!

  4. I believe the flights had to occur in this order, as it takes awhile to increase the cabin pressure to acceptable levels following a Patriots flight.

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