Delta bumps passengers for UF basketball team Travelers at the Gainesville Regional Airport were forced to reconfigure their plans Sunday afternoon after Delta Air Lines canceled their commercial flight to Atlanta so the University of Florida men's basketball team could use the airplane. A passenger who was supposed to be on the flight to Atlanta before it was canceled and did not want to be identified told The Sun passengers were told there was a mechanical difficulty, but some of them noticed the Gators basketball team boarding the plane meant for them out the window. People were upset as they scrambled to rearrange their travel schedules and some had to be driven to airports in Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa to catch other flights, she said. A passenger who was moving from Salt Lake City to New Jersey was going to miss the moving truck, so he had to find someone else to meet the driver instead. A student's father had to drive her to Atlanta so she wouldn't miss an event she needed to make. Another passenger missed a funeral. http://www.gainesville.com/article/20131202/ARTICLES/131209942?p=all&tc=pgall Remember, SEC sports is more important than anything you have going on in your life... So in America... It's 1) SEC Athletes 2) McDonalds 3) The Troops Make sure you patronize Delta Airlines so that you can support airlines that kick off their paying customers to turn a commuter jet into a charter jet on the fly.