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Sunday, March 18, 2018

US curling team gets stonewalled by Delta despite gold medal

US curling

Not even a gold medal at the Olympics could help the US curling team score an upgrade with the rigid folks at Delta Airlines.

Team USA curling won its first ever gold medal at the Winter Olympics when John Shuster’s team defeated Sweden 10-7 on Saturday in South Korea. Feeling pretty good about their gold medal status and newfound fame, the person running the USA Curling Twitter account decided to shoot their shot with Delta.

The USA Curling account told Delta that they were flying home from the Olympics on Monday and asked for an upgrade.

Delta congratulated them via Twitter, said they were honored to be their ride back home, but shot down the upgrade request.

There shall be no special treatment for anyone! Not even gold medalists!

Perhaps the curling team should have booked their flights through United Airlines, which is the official U.S. sponsor of the Olympics. They might have been more likely to provide the hookup. But as this fellow showed us, it’s never a bad idea to shoot your shot, regardless of how long the odds may seem.

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