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I read the article and to me it seems like Delta's course of action was logical: a chartered flight gets delayed due to mechanical issues on a plane. A commercial flight that was scheduled to leave after the chartered flight is bumped so the chartered flight can leave as close to scheduled as possible. Delta believes they will be able to fix the mechanical issue quickly enough that the commercial flight will only experience a short delay. Unfortunately, the problem is not fixable, so the commercial flight is cancelled and the passengers are compensated for the trouble. It doesn't seem like the team got preferential treatment. It's a simple matter of who came first. Now, maybe the talk in the back room was that "The basketball team is more important," but we'll never know.
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