Sports Team Planes & Charters
In today's sports world most professional sports team charter airplanes from major air carriers such as Delta Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines, but a select few have their own planes to maximize the comfort and specific amenities to help give the team an edge over the competition. Charter and sponsorship deals are handled separately in most cases, so just because a team charters with an airlines does not mean they are sponsored by that airline.
Note that most charters of major airlines use the same planes as their regular passenger routes, so don't picture a luxurious completely first class airplane setup. However, Delta has recently added new planes to its fleet specifically for luxury charters, with extra space for each seat.
National Football League
Major League Baseball
For the 2016 MLB Season United leads the way, running charters for 13 teams. Delta will serve charters for 7 teams, and American Airlines will only be serving the Diamondbacks.
- Oakland Athletics - the Athletics charter a private plane owned by Mark Cuban, the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks
- San Francisco Giants - the Giants are said to have leased their own Boeing - 757 with 90 first class seats.
- Detroit Tigers - the Tigers use their own plane, which is owned by their owner Mike Ilitch. The plane also serves Ilitch's other professional team the Detroit Red Wings.
- Miami Marlins - the Marlins leased a Boeing - 767 to maximize the comfort and ammenities for their planes. It includes extra large seats, couches, a massage table and for player fun a couple of card tables.
- Baltimore Orioles
- Chicago Cubs
- Chicago White Sox
- Cincinnati Reds
- Cleveland Indians
- Houston Astros
- Kansas City Royals
- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
- Los Angeles Dodgers
- Milwaukee Brewers
- Philadelphia Phillies
- Pittsburgh Pirates
- San Diego Padres
- Atlanta Braves
- Boston Red Sox
- Minnesota Twins
- New York Mets
- New York Yankees
- Tampa Bay Rays
- Washington Nationals
National Basketball Association
National Hockey League
Related Pages on Sports Net Worth
- Delta Airlines sport sponsorship
- United Airlines sport sponsorship
- American Airlines sport sponsorship
- Southwest Airlines sport sponsorship
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