CTE vs. flying on the airlines

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CTE vs. flying on the airlines

Postby elaw » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:49 pm

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Re: CTE vs. flying on the airlines

Postby Not_Karl » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:48 am

retrofitted them with all first-class seats, some of which recline completely
I hope they didn't skimp on seat pitch...
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Re: CTE vs. flying on the airlines

Postby 3WE » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:38 pm

Interesting economics...A plane + A BACKUP plane...

And ironingly, is it a problem of 'overbooking' where the "big" charter planes are not available?...Given that minor breakdowns seem to cancel flights, I guess there is not much slack in "the system".

Also, while this is kind of communistic...maybe the NFL should be the one with a fleet of planes...at least then you'd have some economy of scale .

Or, we could just have some new regulations...
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Re: CTE vs. flying on the airlines

Postby elaw » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:22 pm

One thing I find amusing is how the article points out the endurance of the planes. Where the heck are they going to play (American) football that's 12 hours from Boston?
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Re: CTE vs. flying on the airlines

Postby 3WE » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:54 pm

One thing I find amusing is how the article points out the endurance of the planes. Where the heck are they going to play (American) football that's 12 hours from Boston?
The NFL has been doing an occasional game in London (to confuse fuhtbal, with football) to increase market interest and foster love and comradery with Sickbag, Brian and their fellow countrymen.

The range is still amusing but to play devil's advocate, 12 hours may still be a bit much, but maybe there's no middle ground between the short range versions and the long range versions to hop the pond?
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Re: CTE vs. flying on the airlines

Postby elaw » Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:27 pm

Actually I think I figured it out. It's so they have enough reserve fuel to wait for a blizzard to subside when arriving home after winning the super bowl. :mrgreen:
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Re: CTE vs. flying on the airlines

Postby Gabriel » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:37 pm

I like the part where they say that the price of these planes is in the order of $ 35 million apiece... plus or minus 30 million.

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Re: CTE vs. flying on the airlines

Postby elaw » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:42 pm

Wow, that's about the same as my car cost... $30 million +/- $30 million. :lol:
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Re: CTE vs. flying on the airlines

Postby 3WE » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:19 pm

For what it's worth, at Flyover we used to have:

A football team.
An airline.
And within that airline, a :D Boeing :D 727 with a special football team livery*(see footnote).

Yes, that plane was designated to carry the team.

BUT, it belonged to the airline and carried regular passengers when the team was not flying and a I doubt it was all first-class, nor had a 12 hour range, nor was the same price as the current planes.

For what it's worth we still have a football stadium and you might be able to buy the place for $35 million...

AND the Flyover F-4 Phantoms did win one Super Bowl with a quarterback who got tired of sacking groceries.

*Footnote: The special livery was regularly seen at Flyover, and I would imagine that fenceweirdos photographed it...I will check there.
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Postby 3WE » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:26 pm

Yes, the aircraft is pictured there: https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/6864521

I'm thinking there's all kinds of nasty background clutter and tend to think the lighting is pretty messed up too...

But this was a long time ago, maybe before there was an effort to reject everything.
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