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Patriots set new bar for NFL luxury with humongous investment

Patriots became the first of likely many NFL teams to purchase their own team airplaines
Rachel Wold
Written by Rachel Wold

The New England Patriots set a new bar for NFL luxury when they became the team to first purchase their own airplane.

According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the Patriots not only bought one, but two Boeing 767 airplanes complete with the team’s red, white and blue logo. The planes reportedly come equipped with first-class seating throughout. Even better, some of the seats completely recline.

Insert picture of quarterback Tom Brady snoozing away in his custom Under Armor PJs.

Per the report, the Patriots bought extended-range planes that can fly up to 12 hours nonstop. The plan is that one plane will be the primary one used for transportation to and from game locations. The other is considered the backup, according to the report.

The increasing cost of charter traveling and limitations by major airlines likely had a lot to do with the Patriots’ decision in taking traveling matters into their own hands.

According to the report, the Patriots plan to rent out the planes when they are not in use during the regular season.

How cool would it be to fly on a custom Patriots plane? The only problem we see here with the design is this: Where is the team going to fit in a sixth Lombardi trophy on the tail wing?

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Rachel Wold

Rachel Wold

Rachel is a football lover of both the NFL and Fantasy and creator of Fantasyfootballchick.com. When she is not vacationing in Miami or Vegas, she is an NFL writer at Sportsnaut and a fantasy contributor at eDraft.com. Rachel's articles are also featured on Yardbarker, MSN and Fox Sports.

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