SOURCE – Sources tell ESPN that the reigning Super Bowl champions bought two 767 Boeing wide-body jets in the offseason and retrofitted them with all first-class seats, some of which recline completely. On the outside of at least one of the planes is the team logo and five Lombardi trophies on the tail…. A source said the planes the Patriots bought are extended range, which allows the planes to fly nonstop for about 12 hours.
One plane will be used as the main plane for the season, while the other will be the backup, with flight operations being run out of Providence, Rhode Island, sources said. Patriots spokesman Stacey James said team officials would not be publicly commenting on the acquisitions.
This is it. This is the cockiest move the Patriots have done to date. Buying a fucking Boeing 767 for 10 flights a year is a bit aggressive, but buying TWO?? just to have a backup?? That’s a middle finger at full salute. The Patriots have the ability to buy planes and that’s what they did. Suck on that, NY Jets.
These things are getting a full first class makeover too which means they can do whatever they want in there. There’s probably an office suite in the front for Bill and a private resting/massage room for Brady. We know all the seats are first class that recline fully, but this is Bill’s plane where it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. This is New England football. This plane is designed to give the Patriots an edge and that doesn’t mean coddling them across the country. You know there’s going to be a section of the plane for guys on the shit list and for those who fumble. They’ll have to sit on something like a row of bleacher seats bolted to the floor in the back with their hands duct taped to a ball. Heavy turbulence would be a bitch for those guys.
The best part is the subtle line at the end saying the Patriots wouldn’t be commenting on the “acquisitions”. It sounds like these planes are being treated like free agent pickups, which makes sense why they bought two in case one doesn’t work out and gets cut. And the BALLS on them saying they wouldn’t be commenting on this, as if it’s just a casual day-to-day operations purchase. This is a pretty big deal, guys. You just bought two fucking huge commercial jets, not a golf cart.