These planes, depending on miles flown and condition, generally cost in the $10 million range. The plan is that one plane will be the primary one used for transportation to and from game locations.
The franchise recently purchased two 767 Boeing wide-body jets during the offseason, and the entire plane has all first-class seats that can all recline completely. The planes are reportedly "extended range" aircraft, which will allow the team to fly for 12 hours non-stop - which will be useful for flights to London and other overseas locations. The outside of one of planes reads "Patriots" above the team logo and features five Lombardi trophies on the tail.
The Patriots used to travel the same way as every other National Football League team, by flying via charter planes owned by other airline companies.
The New England Patriots set a new bar for National Football League luxury when they became the team to first purchase their own airplane.
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Rovell cited rising costs of charter flights as one of the main reasons for the Patriots deciding to purchase their own team planes.
This has caused National Football League teams to go with charter airlines driving up the costs. But what makes the planes special is the outside.
Those trips are expected to cost about $4 million anyway, so the Patriots can save money in the long-run by purchasing the planes, which they can also rent out when not in use to help recoup some of the expense.