EXCLUSIVE: Dolphins drop Miami Air, will now travel on a 747

Brian Lockett/Air-and-Space.com

Brian Lockett/Air-and-Space.com

Posted: June 26, 2019 11:58 a.m. ET

By: Andy Slater

The Miami Dolphins are getting better in the air, and it has nothing to do with Josh Rosen or Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Owner Stephen Ross is improving the way the team travels.

The Dolphins will be flying on a Boeing 747 chartered by Atlas Air, according to a source.

The past two seasons, the Dolphins used two Miami Air planes to travel to road games. That meant the travel party was split.

Miami Air gained attention in May following an accident. One of their planes overshot the runway in Jacksonville and ended up in the St. Johns River.

Previously, the Dolphins chartered an American Airlines plane, but that changed when the airline dropped many NFL teams from their charter business.

The 747 Miami will travel on has 143 business class seats, 36 economy class seats, 26 upper-deck business class seats, and 10 first class suites.

The Dolphins’ first flight on the plane is scheduled for their preseason game on August 22 in Jacksonville.

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