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Delta Air Lines bumps passengers for
University of Florida basketball team

FoxNews.com, by Associated Press

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Posted By:gator, 12/3/2013 1:45:54 PM

On one of the busiest flying days of the year, Delta Air Lines cancelled an Atlanta-bound commercial flight from Gainesville Regional Airport to accommodate the University of Florida men´s basketball team. The Gainesville Sun reports the team's charter plane was grounded Sunday afternoon by maintenance issues. The team was heading to Storrs, Conn., for a Monday night game against the University of Connecticut.

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Because we know how important a college hoops game is!

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 12/3/2013 1:50:33 PM     (No. 9638550)

Basketball maybe, but after this season I doubt that Delta would bump anyone for the UF football team.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 12/3/2013 1:53:16 PM     (No. 9638555)

There is a distinct possibility that charter flights are more profitable to the airline than regular passenger flights. If such is the case, it makes perfect sense to bump regular passengers to meet the demands of a charter customer to avoid losing that customer (University of Florida).

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PChristopher, 12/3/2013 2:09:48 PM     (No. 9638575)

Well, I will never fly Delta again. You take my money, you honor your contractual commitment... Don´t you dare bump me for a bunch of Trayvons & Yo-boys. Sorry, but I´m tired of people being pushed aside to pander to college athletes...particularly after Penn State.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 12/3/2013 2:18:49 PM     (No. 9638583)

What if the team was white, #3? You can be "bumped" for lots of things, there is no contractual agreement.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: F16 guy, 12/3/2013 3:19:37 PM     (No. 9638674)

As an ex-Delta pilot, I would like to make clear that this was technically NOT Delta, but rather a contracted carrier called ExpressJet, operating as a "DELTA CONNECTION" flight.

Charter flights such as these often have contractual obligations to those paying for the charter.

I´m not saying its right, just filling in some holes in the story.





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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pinchem, 12/3/2013 4:12:12 PM     (No. 9638730)

People like #3 are always quick to blame the wrong person/company because of (ready for this) LOW INFORMATION.

In some areas if you don´t want to fly on a particular airline, who may be the only one serving that area, you can always drive or walk.

On the other hand, considering the service Airlines have these days, especially seats jammed too close together, I´d rather drive 5,000 miles than to fly one mile in a commercial aircraft.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Tsquare, 12/3/2013 4:36:55 PM     (No. 9638765)

Happened to me once. C´est la vie

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Reply 8 - Posted by: chumley, 12/3/2013 4:51:16 PM     (No. 9638782)

I´m not so sure I would jump on #3. Sports jocks get way too much of a free ride in society, while delivering nothing of substance. They chase a ball. Big deal. That doesn´t entitle them to my seat, my ride and the loss of even more of my time.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: gagolfer, 12/3/2013 5:26:45 PM     (No. 9638830)

Sports jocks deliver plenty of substance, #8- they help fill the school´s piggy bank. You think the universities field a team and give scholarship for the fun of it. College sports bring in big bucks and to get that money the school has to field a team and get them to games. It´s big business. And many of the players are white, #3. Sad to read such blatant racism here.

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