A feature that allows them to fly nonstop for about 12 hours.
Due to the expensive cost of charter travel and the fact that a number of organizations, including the Cardinals, Ravens, Colts, Jaguars, Steelers, and Dolphins, will no longer fly with American Airlines, more plane purchases could be on the horizon for National Football League franchises.
The Patriots acquired two 767 Boeing wide-body planes to use for team travel, becoming the first National Football League team to do so, per ESPN's Darren Rovell. The outside of the plane is coated in team colors and logos and, of course, the five Lombardi trophies.
The team bought two planes, 767 Boeing wide-bodies, and fitted them with first-class seats, which recline back completely. The plan is that one plane will be the primary one used for transportation to and from game locations. The flight operations will be ran out of Providence, Rhode Island. This leaves a more hard process for National Football League teams to fly throughout the season.
Depending on their condition, ESPN said the jets could cost around $10 million each. Most other teams use regular airlines but Delta and American Airlines have started retiring planes that can carry a full team.
"In 2014, a concept plane designed by a firm named Teague, in partnership with Nike", Rovell said.
Whether the Patriots purchased the planes to increase recovery, or to save money, there is no doubt that they will fly into away games with style. "It is not known how aggressively the team will seek to make up some of its costs by advertising the planes' availability".
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