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Raiders Go For Six On Hawaiian
HONOLULU The NFL regular season kicks off this week and the Oakland Raiders are flying Hawaiian-style whenever they take to the road.
Hawaiian Airlines, that is. For the sixth straight year, Hawaii’s biggest and longest-serving carrier will be the Oakland Raiders’ airline of choice whenever The Team of the Decades travels to an away game.
Using its wide-body, twin-aisle Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, Hawaiian is providing chartered nonstop service for Oakland’s players, coaches, trainers, and team officials.
To keep the players nourished and comfortable while traveling, Hawaiian’s Silver and Black in-flight service will feature extra-large, hearty meals along with fresh fruit, candy baskets and any special requests. Up to three first-run movies will be shown on flights.
Raiders executive Marc Badain commented, Hawaiian Airlines continues to demonstrate a true ‘Commitment to Excellence.’ Our players, coaches and staff look forward to a sixth consecutive season of first-class service.
Starting with this week’s opener against the New England Patriots, Hawaiian is flying the Raiders to eight cities for road games during the season: Providence, Philadelphia, Nashville, Kansas City, Washington, D.C., San Diego, Newark, and Denver.
Should Oakland qualify for post-season play, Hawaiian will have first option to fly the team to any road playoff game including Super Bowl XL in Detroit.
My bad, I think I saw a pic of their old DC-10 and that stuck in my head. The game was on October 28th.
You guys know of any other teams’ tail numbers or have pictures?