The New York Post: U.S. curling team gets gold medal, but no upgrade from Delta for flight home

They swept their way to an Olympic gold medal — but it’s tough luck and cramped seats for the U.S. men’s curling team on their flight back home.

After the team’s stunning surprise win against Sweden on Saturday, USA Curling sent out a tweet to Delta Airlines DAL, +1.73% hoping that the athletes might get some VIP treatment – and a bit more leg room — while flying back stateside from Pyeongchang.

“@Delta our Olympic #curling champions are flying home on Monday. Upgrades?!?” the tweet said, accompanied by a happy face with a return hashtag that read #[email protected]@TeamShuster.

Coach Phill Drobnick even seconded the request, tweeting, “Come on @Delta I think #DeltaOne is calling our name for the gold! 5 athletes and 2 coaches!”

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