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The United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) has just won its fourth World Cup. After defeating the Netherlands with a final score of 2 to 0, the USWNT is currently partying it up in France. With social media littered with videos and pictures of the team popping bottles of champagne and dancing on furniture, it’s safe to say they’re probably not thinking about the flight home.

However, while these ladies are busy celebrating their hard-earned win, TPG did manage to find the team’s intra-European Boeing 737.

For around a week leading up to the World Cup, the USWNT practiced at a facility in England. To get to their next stop in France, the country hosting the World Cup, the USWNT got to fly aboard a Boeing 737-300. However, unlike your typical Boeing 737, which carries anywhere from 110 to 177 passengers, this 737 featured just 60 seats.

The interior of the Boeing 737 used by the USWNT on an intra-European flight. (Image by malethaero_malta on Instagram)
The interior of the Boeing 737 used by the USWNT on an intra-European flight. (Image by malethaero_malta on Instagram)

Though the aircraft pales in comparison to other luxury jets, the Boeing 737-300 is still equipped with some decent amenities, like extra-reclining seats with leg rests. That might not sound all that luxurious, however, the team only flew aboard the aircraft for the short 40-minute flight from London to Paris.

The US Women’s National Soccer Team aren’t the only high-profile travelers to enjoy the comfort of this 32-year-old VIP-configured Boeing 737-300. The aircraft, which bears the registration 9H-MTF, previously served as the official plane for Green Day’s 2017 South American tour.

The aircraft was previously used by Green Day on the band
The aircraft was previously used by Green Day on the band’s 2017 South American tour. (Image by Rafael Luiz Canossa via Flickr)

And while the USWNT traveled aboard the chartered aircraft for this leg of the World Cup, these aircraft are rarely available to women’s soccer teams in the US. In fact, the USWNT sued the United States Soccer Federation over gender discrimination primarily over the right to equal pay but also included women’s teams failing to receive equal access to chartered flights for away games.

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Featured image captured from video by The United States Soccer Federation on YouTube

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