A few days ago I wrote about how NFL star Cam Newton missed his American Airlines business class flight from Paris back to the US, and was rebooked in the economy. Given that he's 6'5 ", he offered someone in the exit row $ 1,500 to switch seats with him, and the guy declined.
It was enough to say that I was not reeling with the way he was crossing the Atlantic.
Well, here's one Atlantic crossing that I am jealous of
The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are facing off in London this weekend. They needed to fly their entire team to London, so they were chartered a plane, which is logical enough. They did not just charter any plane, though – they chartered the Crystal 777.
I first wrote about the Crystal Boeing 777-200 in 201
With this plane, Crystal is offering "air cruises," where this specially configured 777 flies people around the world for some pretty unforgettable itineraries.
This is exactly the plane that the Boston Red Sox chartered from Boston to London Gatwick yesterday
While this plane can usually seat around 300 people, this plane is configured to seat just 88 people.
While this is a comfortable enough way to fly, the airplane has an incredible looking bar and dining area,
Here's some video from the Red Sox charter:
The Red Sox plane to England looks decent @ Section10Pod  pic.twitter.com/vHgIatLQVD
– Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) June 27, 2019
Now, while the plane as such is incredibly luxurious, when it comes to catering. Even on the most luxurious jets, it's up to the charter client to decide how they want it catered. It looks like they were mostly made with chips, fruit, cheese, etc.
Of course, it was possible to have a more elaborate meal service, but what we see does not look too amazing. This was an overnight flight, so it's possible that they did not want to cover it more, since the priority was sleeping.
Still, this looks like one heck of a charter, and it's enough to say I'm really jealous.
The Red Sox is not the first sports team to charter this plane – in 2017 Vancouver Canucks chartered this plane from Vancouver to China
One thing I have not been able to figure out is how the New York Yankees are flying to London. Maybe they chartered the Four Seasons private jet (19650020)
Is that Crystal 777 awesome or what?