Delta Bumps Passengers in Favor of Florida Gators
Team had a game to play on holiday travel weekend
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Dec 3, 2013 5:30 PM CST

(Newser) – Companies are always putting the everyday customers first. Unless you're an everyday customer trying to fly out on the same flight as a delayed Florida Gators basketball team. For that, you're gonna come second. On Sunday, the Gators were flying to play the University of Connecticut as thousands of others across the country tried to make it back home after Thanksgiving. However, when Florida's original plane was grounded for maintenance, Delta Air Lines canceled a flight full of commercial passengers and used it to charter the Gators to UConn. The airline has apologized to passengers for the inconvenience.