Fly The Friendly Skies: Belichick Pleased With Pats Having Their Own Charter Plane
Patriots coach Bill Belichick believes the franchise buying its own charter planes "will benefit the team," as the "whole charter air travel is an issue." Belichick, appearing on WEEI-FM's "Dale & Holley" yesterday, said, "The fact that we have our own plane and we're not worried about somebody else's schedule ... (is) getting ahead of the problem." He added another benefit is that the team will not be "struggling from carrier to carrier every year and not having those kind of issues." Belichick: "Hopefully we aren't sitting on the runway for five hours like we did against Miami last year." He noted he has not been on board the plane yet and does not "know exactly how it's going to play out." However, he said the "concept of it is good" ("Dale & Holley," WEEI-FM, 8/14).