I was just watching the Orange Bowl, and they showed the Auburn team deplaning to get ready for the really big game. It was a DL 747, which kinda surprised me because that’s a lot of capacity, but maybe they had the band etc. on board. Also, it was out of ATL, so did they have to take a bus there? You would think that there might have been a closer airport that could handle a 747.
Montgomery (KMGM) is the closest “decent” airport to Auburn. However, they have a 500,000 lb limit on 747’s there and not much room to move.
I guess they’d rather bus it to ATL instead of, say, Birmingham.
Auburn frequently uses CSG. But a 747 at CSG … not a good idea. To my knowledge that has only happened once, and that was many many years ago. Thus, it seems logical to use ATL. Auburn to the ATL Airport is a short 90-minute ride up I-85.
LOL, look at the flight track … it left ATL and flew right back down to Auburn (approximately) before turning west.
The guys on this thread (I know it’s a Bama thread) claim that they had Delta change the flight path to fly over Auburn. What’s the point, I mean you might be able to recognize the stadium and the airport but it just seems silly if it’s true. Here’s the thread: tidefans.com/forums/football … silly.html
Is there a way to find out what the altitude was when they went over Auburn? If they were able to do it at a few 1000 feet, that might have been interesting for both passengers and folks on the ground.
Does anybody know the tail number?
Thanks. But I just used FlightAware to track the flights on the plane, and it says the last flight was over week ago. Why would that be?
Don’t know but I check it with this ACARS tracker and that is what came up,
We don’t always get tail numbers for charter flights.
There’s no dip in the altitude graph until the final descent, so passing over Auburn was at 38-40k feet.
Dear lord. Typical Bama fans whining and moaning.