Gators Flight To Connecticut Bumped Commercial Air Travelers [Gainesville Sun]

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Billy Donovan used words like “luck” and “fluke” to describe UConn’s last-second win over his Florida Gators on Monday night.

Could there have been some bad karma involved, too?

On Sunday night, according to this report in the Gainesville Sun (here), the plane scheduled to serve as the Gators’ charter to Hartford was grounded by mechanical problems. So Delta Airlines cancelled a commercial flight for Atlanta and used that 50-seat plane to carry the Florida basketball team to Hartford.

That left dozens of passengers to be rescheduled, many arriving at their destinations late. Passengers received travel vouchers for their inconvenience, Delta said.

As the story began attracting national attention Tuesday, Delta made clear that the Gators had nothing to do with the decision to swap planes, stating: “The University of Florida in no way participated in the decision-making process.”

Click here to read the complete follow-up post in the Gainesville Sun.

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