Patriots first National Football League franchise to purchase team planes

One plane will be the primary plane, while the other will serve as a backup, though both feature only first-class seats and the same exterior.

According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, the Patriots not only bought one, but two Boeing 767 airplanes complete with the team's red, white and blue logo.

The Patriots will allow individuals to rent the new planes when they are not being used, ESPN said.

The increasing cost of charter traveling and limitations by major airlines likely had a lot to do with the Patriots' decision in taking traveling matters into their own hands. The team also ensured everyone knows their legacy with the five Vince Lombardi trophies on the tail.


Rovell cited rising costs of charter flights as one of the main reasons for the Patriots deciding to purchase their own team planes.

American said previous year that it would no longer fly the Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins.

Well, according to Rovell, NFL teams haven't really considered buying their own planes, as the maximum amount of road games a team could play is just 12, including the Super Bowl. At least two of those teams, the Steelers and the Dolphins, took their business to charter only airline, Miami Air, sources said. American Airlines who has flown a number of National Football League teams announced that they would no longer offer charter flights. "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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