Maybe Mikhail Prokhorov should dispatch his Airbus A319 private jet to rescue his D-League team. Or how about a case of vodka?
After winning two straight, the Long Island Nets have had an aviation horror show the last two days, with cancelled and delayed flights as they try to make their way from Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Brooklyn. As Beau Beech can tell you, there’s only one non-stop a day, leaving at 6 a.m.
It started with a weather delay after Friday night’s win. That’s understandable. But then... Beech narrates it all. Check the time stamps ... and increasing frustration.
First our flight got canceled this morning, now it's delayed until tonight... Fort Wayne, IN really doesn't like the Long Island Nets lol— Beau Beech (@beaubeech02) December 17, 2016
You already know the deal man smh https://t.co/ydoZaNoqMr— Beau Beech (@beaubeech02) December 17, 2016
@beaubeech02 UPDATE: connection got canceled so we in Fort Wayne another night!! this keeps on getting better and better— Beau Beech (@beaubeech02) December 17, 2016
After being delayed all day yesterday &then canceled &now delayed again can I at least get a free round trip back home for Christmas?@united— Beau Beech (@beaubeech02) December 18, 2016
Another 6 hour delay for the part to get here to fix our plane @united this can't be real!!!— Beau Beech (@beaubeech02) December 18, 2016
Finally, at 1:11 p.m. ET on Sunday, they took off.
And we are off... 36 hours later we finally got on a plane out of Fort Wayne, IN— Beau Beech (@beaubeech02) December 18, 2016
The Nets play the D-Fenders at Barclays Center Monday afternoon at 2 p.m.