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Georgia fans turned down thousands of dollars to stay on flight to Notre Dame

Georgia will face Notre Dame for the first time since the 1981 Sugar Bowl tomorrow, and Georgia’s fans are rolling deep to South Bend with no intentions of being late to the weekend.

Delta airlines tested those fans when it overbooked a flight from Athens this morning. The airline offered money to anyone willing to step off and catch a later flight, which still would’ve gotten them to South Bend tonight, but it took $4,000 to find a volunteer.

The entire flight turned down $2,200 and then $2,800…

Then $3,000…

Finally, a woman stepped forward and took the $4,000 bribe to give up her seat.

If this were a trip to a major Kentucky basketball game, how much would it take for you to step off and jump on a later flight? Keep in mind, the next flight was only a couple of hours behind.

I would’ve jumped at one of the early offers because I like free vacations.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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15 Comments for Georgia fans turned down thousands of dollars to stay on flight to Notre Dame



  1. JTHinton
    10:32 am September 8, 2017 Permalink

    $3500



  2. JTHinton
    10:33 am September 8, 2017 Permalink

    But it depends on who we would be playing; if like a Kansas or UCLA or high power like Georgia is doing, then maybe $10k , but if a mizzou or a auburn then 3500



    • ClutchCargo
      11:34 am September 8, 2017 Permalink

      No airline is going to pay you $10k. They would just involuntarily bump someone before it got that high.



  3. John Henry
    10:33 am September 8, 2017 Permalink

    Kentucky fans would not accept anything. We would gladly give up our seat for a person in need. That is who we are.



    • Bill Selfs Hair Piece
      12:01 pm September 8, 2017 Permalink

      I’m a Kentucky fan and I would definitely wait til the first $1,000 to give up my seat.



    • JusSayin
      2:30 pm September 8, 2017 Permalink

      A person in need? I guarantee they were just trying to make room for one of their co-pilots to get home or something. Overbooking is rarely due to a person in need.



  4. Mathlete
    10:38 am September 8, 2017 Permalink

    Once it hopped over $2k I’d have taken it and started driving, especially when the next flight is only a couple of hours behind it. You could also drive from Athens to South Bend in about 12 hours even if there weren’t another flight behind it, and I’d take 2 grand to hit the road for half a day.



  5. Baize
    10:48 am September 8, 2017 Permalink

    I would’ve took the $2,000.



    • BlueGrass
      11:44 am September 8, 2017 Permalink

      I’m with you…



  6. HillbillyInBC
    11:23 am September 8, 2017 Permalink

    “The SEC. It just means more.”



  7. ClutchCargo
    11:30 am September 8, 2017 Permalink

    I would have held out just long to make sure I got paid, once it got over $2,000. I may or may not have booked later flights when possible just to increase the odds of being able to volunteer to be bumped.



  8. RealCatsFan
    2:35 pm September 8, 2017 Permalink

    I would have followed her off the plane. 🙂



  9. jahanc2uky
    3:09 pm September 8, 2017 Permalink

    First World Problems.. lol



  10. serdi
    5:49 pm September 8, 2017 Permalink

    I would expect this from a school that has never lost a football game they just run out of time.

    Did you know that won the national championship in 1980?



  11. serdi
    5:51 pm September 8, 2017 Permalink

    I would expect this from a school that has never lost a football game they just run out of time.

    Did you know that they won the national championship in 1980?