(CNN)Unlike the NBA, WNBA teams are not permitted to use charter aircraft for travel. And like other airline passengers flying commercials these days, it's causing headaches for her WNBA team during the trip.
Oguumike was recording himself in the video, so it was 1:44 am. but said the flight was delayed multiple times until it was canceled at 1 a.m. The team was rebooked at 9 a.m. There weren't enough hotel rooms for the whole team, so half the team had to
Late Monday night, the WNBPA tweeted from Ogumic, telling the league, "Starting with the entire 2022 WNBA playoffs, and continuing with common sense, the team will issued a statement calling for the airline to be able to invest in inter-match charter flights, a full-season solution starting in 2023.”
“And in the spirit of cooperation, we We call on both corporate and commercial airlines to recognize this bold opportunity to lead: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, NetJets, Wheels Up, JetSuiteX and more: The Table Meet us at and invite us to work with WNBA players to eliminate the toughest enemy they face each season: travel. ''
The WNBA declined to comment when she was contacted by CNN on Monday night. At her WNBA All-Star Game last month, WNBA Commissioner Kathy Engelbart said the league would offer charters to both teams in her upcoming WNBA Finals.
She "will look for other opportunities to do charters like she has done in the past," Engelbart said at the time on July 10. Last year's playoffs were a West-to-East challenge, with a day off or no rest challenge, so if our budget allows, we will continue to look for opportunities like that..."
Sparks said. , which will host the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday.
The WNBA Playoffs begin Aug. 17.