50 Passengers Kicked Off Delta Flight For Gators Bball Team


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Even though it was one of the busiest flying days of the year, Delta decided it would be a good idea to bump 50 passengers so that the Florida Basketball team could fly to it’s game. The Gators charter plane broke down Sunday afternoon before the team could head to their game against UCONN.

According to the AP, Delta gave the displaced travelers a voucher:

A Delta spokesman told the newspaper that passengers on Delta Connection Flight 5059 were either placed on other flights or given vouchers valid for use on future trips.

I can’t imagine how mad I would have been if I got bumped off my flight for them. We all have horror stories no matter what airline we prefer but this one is pretty crazy. Especially around the holidays, also since the game was Monday night and not Sunday night.

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