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United Flights/Charters for Sports Teams (once 18XX, then 22XX, now 25XX}

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List of Known Charters
{as the numbering system has changed many of these listed flight numbers are out-of-date}

1800 - Houston Astros - 2205 - 2500
1801 - Cleveland Indians - 2206 - 2501
1802 - LA Dodgers - 2207 - 2502
1803 - Chicago White Sox - 2208 - 2503
1804 - Chicago Cubs - 2209 - 2504
1805 - Kansas City Royals - 2210 - 2505
1806 - San Francisco Giants
1807 - Miami Marlins
1808 - Milwaukee Brewers
1809 - Washington Nationals
1810 - Seattle Mariners
1811 - University of Oregon
1812 - Indiana University
1815 - University of Texas
1817 - Oklahoma State University
1820 - Texas A&M University
1823 - Rutgers University
1825 - Denver Broncos
1829 - Buffalo Bills
1830 - Cleveland Browns
1831 - Houston Texans
1832 - New York Giants
1834 - Chicago Bears
1835 - Tampa Bay Bucaneers
1836 - New Orleans Saints - 2541
1837 - Detroit Lions
1838 - Kansas City Chiefs - 2543

(credit goes to ncorman for the original list)

2205 - Stanford University
2211 - Philadelphia Phillies
2212 - Cincinnati Reds
2213 - Milwaukee Brewers
2214 - Washington Nationals
2215 - San Diego Padres
2216 - Los Angeles Angels (of Anaheim)
2217 - Pittsburgh Pirates

2533 - Washington Redskins
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Old May 24, 12, 8:35 am
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United Flights/Charters for Sports Teams (once 18XX, then 22XX, now 25XX}

I was checking flight status for a friend flying the first ATL to ORD flight of the day today. I noticed the where does this flight come from link on united.com. pretty neat feature btw, don't have that over at delta. anyway, my question is when I clicked on it it said flt1809 from PHL to ATL arriving around 0130 this morning. anyone know what this flight was for? this in not a normal UA route.

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Old May 24, 12, 8:50 am
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I believe 1809 is in the range used by charters and special sections, not regular flights. There is a PIT-CVG in its history, too.
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Old May 24, 12, 8:54 am
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Maybe for one of the baseball teams for which UA provides charter service? The Nationals just ended a series against the Phillies and their next one is against the Braves.
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Old May 24, 12, 9:20 am
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Interesting...it looks like there was a ATL-PHL flt at the same time. Typically if it is a sports charter it is just one way.
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Old May 24, 12, 9:51 am
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Yes the low 1800's are sports charters where they use the same numbers throughout the season.

Some Examples
1801 - Cleveland Indians
1802 - LA Dodgers
1803 - Chicago White Sox
1804 - Chicago Cubs
1805 - Kansas City Royals
1809 - Washington Nationals
1818 - Denver Broncos



I have found the numbers around 1848 and so are usually for deadhead flights to get a plane back in position, especially when a team flies into Midway, Burke Lakefront, etc.

With 1850 in this situation, it was most likely to swap out the locations of the A320 so there was one available in ATL as well as PHL. Easier to do that then to have the one crew fly late into the night on the return back to PHL.
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Old May 24, 12, 9:57 am
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Thanks for the replies. I thought about a sports charter, but I only checked where the Phillies were playing, I forgot to consider the away team playing in Philly.
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Originally Posted by ncorman View Post
Yes the low 1800's are sports charters where they use the same numbers throughout the season.

Some Examples
1801 - Cleveland Indians
1802 - LA Dodgers
1803 - Chicago White Sox
1804 - Chicago Cubs
1805 - Kansas City Royals
1809 - Washington Nationals
1818 - Denver Broncos



I have found the numbers around 1848 and so are usually for deadhead flights to get a plane back in position, especially when a team flies into Midway, Burke Lakefront, etc.

With 1850 in this situation, it was most likely to swap out the locations of the A320 so there was one available in ATL as well as PHL. Easier to do that then to have the one crew fly late into the night on the return back to PHL.
Wow. You'd think the Cubs flights would be 1908.
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Old May 24, 12, 3:02 pm
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And here I was excited about more UA service out of ATL...
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Cool thread and good eye.

Would love to get a seat on that flight

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Old Jun 18, 12, 10:08 pm
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Ua 1848 mdw-ord?

My Aunt is waiting at the airport as her flight ORD-SEA is delayed by two hours so far. Me being the "United Expert 1K" in the family she contacted me to see if I know what was going on with the flight. It says it is awaiting inbound aircraft. When I clicked "where is this aircraft coming from" it says it is UA 1818 from MDW to ORD. Anyone have any info? It triggered my curiosity.
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Old Jun 18, 12, 10:22 pm
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18xx are charter flights, I believe. Look at where 1848 came from, it was 1803 from LAX-MDW.

Looks like White Sox charter at a guess - on way back from Dodgers. Then just a positioning flight back to ORD.
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Old Jun 18, 12, 10:31 pm
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The Chicago White Sox use UA for their charter flights.

UA 1803 LAX - MDW landed last night just before midnight.

UA 1848 was the ferry flight to get the A320 (Ship 4626 -- N426UA) re-positioned to ORD. Thing is, it landed last night about 1:00am.

From there, flew UA 742 to IAH this morning at 5:32a. After that the trail goes cold. Suffice it to say, the plane is in the air from somehwere else than ORD.
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Old Jun 16, 13, 9:44 pm
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UA1804/1852 today

A most bizarre turn - LGA-STL-LGA. Scheduled 90 min on the ground. Don't see any sports teams coming to town. What am I missing here?
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Old Jun 16, 13, 9:53 pm
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Originally Posted by UA-NYC View Post
A most bizarre turn - LGA-STL-LGA. Scheduled 90 min on the ground. Don't see any sports teams coming to town. What am I missing here?
VIP cargo? Seatmap only shows 7 pax and the return shows 6. 1 handler onboard?
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Old Jun 16, 13, 10:25 pm
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Originally Posted by UA-NYC View Post
A most bizarre turn - LGA-STL-LGA. Scheduled 90 min on the ground. Don't see any sports teams coming to town. What am I missing here?
They forgot to board the pax
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