Anonymous
Two years ago

Hawks not given exit rows

During the post match press conference, bevo and Conklin voiced their displeasure at not receiving exit rows on the flight to Perth. Conklin calling it tragic and saying journalists wouldn't understand.

Is this capital city bias?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Take it up with the airline.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Charter...

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

vIRGIN ISN'T IT NOW?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

woops

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Incel is the preferred term.

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alexkrad  
Two years ago

LOL

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Hawks never show up in Perth, plus Wildcats are flat track bullies. Nothing has changed so stop with the excuses.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

The company that book the flights for the NBL (it's a 3rd party arrangement) can only book flights once the fixture comes out, for obvious reasons. With the fixture coming out so late in the piece I know some flights early in the season already had the emergency exit seats reserved by other flight customers leaving them the ability to only book standard seating for the players. If theNBL released the fixture earlier the booking agent would have been able to secure EE seats for the NBL

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Reality  
Two years ago

Not enough elbow room for Conklin?

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Gaikokujin  
Two years ago

"
Reality
A couple of hours ago

Not enough elbow room for Conklin?"

LOL best comment ever :)

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

https://twitter.com/nicktan77/status/1051409715471704064

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kr  
Two years ago

Not enough elbow room for Conklin?

Crocs fan here and that is still Gold haha!

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AD  
Two years ago

I thought we were back with Qantas? Or is that only a sponsorship?
(Would seem weird though)

Realistically, it is pretty poor. Where the smallest in the group is at or above average height, and you have guys like Ogilvy and Andersen, they need some extra length. It shouldn't be that hard to remove a row or two and slide the chairs to create extra room.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

Classic Dazz, no airline is going to remove seats for one interstate flight. Clueless.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

David Andersen posted a tweet with a video of him on the plane with no leg room. These Hawks are a bit sooky.

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Isaac  
Two years ago

My knees lock in against the seat in front of me and I'm 6’3". And (hate to surprise you) I don’t play professional sport for a living. I think it’s a valid gripe for half their team, especially veterans managing their body through a season.

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LoveBroker  
Two years ago

In fact what is the official NBL travel protocol? Anyone know?

Is it :

a) All players are guaranteed an exit row seat?

b) The travel company will do their level best to book exit row seats?

c) Or no such guarantees exists and it's down to supply and demand on the flight.



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AKA  
Two years ago

B and C LoveBroker. Due to the late release of the schedule the booking company couldn't book flights for the season until late in the piece. It should only affect the earlier flights in the year as the emergency exit seats had already been booked by regular Joes.

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Luuuc  
Two years ago

Seems understandable.

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Isaac  
Two years ago

Tim Robinson from Fox:

@NBL apologised to @illawarrahawks after they didn't receive exit row seats for their trip to @PerthWildcats. It was said the booking was late. Hawks players usually request 6 and receive a minimum 4 exit seats on flights.

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LV  
Two years ago

If the last minute booking is the excuse due to a late fixture by the NBL, then how do they get exit rows for the playoffs?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

"then how do they get exit rows for the playoffs?"

They just book flights to and from Perth, then take a stab in the dark for the rest.

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LoveBroker  
Two years ago

They just book flights to and from Perth, then take a stab in the dark for the rest.


Paid.

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UseTaHoop  
Two years ago

Surely Illawarra would be priority picks to be given exit rows.

You have to agree that you're capable of opening the exit.

Conklin could easily elbow it open.

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

If the Hawks got exit rows, would they have lost by 25 instead of 40?

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Anonymous  
Two years ago

For league parity every team should be given the same number of exit row seats per flight as their ladder position the previous season

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