(CNN)WNBA players on the Indiana Fever planned to leave Seattle a few hours after their game ended.

But their flight scheduled for 10:30 p.m. was delayed an hour. Then there were mechanical issues.At almost 1 in the morning, the team finally boarded a new plane to Atlanta, where they would catch a flight to Indiana. “let’s try this again…. boarding a new airplane. Read More12:50AM:”

let’s try this again…. boarding a new airplane. 12:50AM: pic.twitter.com/wKdmRpcpae

— Natalie Achonwa (@NatAchon) June 24, 2019 Nope again.According to Natalie Achonwa, who documented the team’s journey on Twitter, every flight was overbooked. So, they took a bus and settled in for the eight-hour journey north.”UPDATE: 8:44AM, breakfast of champions. soooo we made it to Atlanta… but EVERY flight to Indy is already overbooked…. and we have a 18 person travel party.”

UPDATE: 8:44AM, breakfast of champions. soooo we made it to Atlanta… but EVERY flight to Indy is already overbooked…. and we have a 18 person travel party. 🙃 pic.twitter.com/PUoO9c1wUh

— Natalie Achonwa (@NatAchon) June 24, 2019 Despite bus issues just a couple hours into the ride, the team finally made it home, after a grand total of 22 hours travel time. The next day was a home game against the Minnesota Lynx.”What a mess. Nothing helps your muscles recover after a game like standing in airports!”

What a mess. Nothing helps your muscles recover after a game like standing in airports!

— Kimberly Geswein (Guess-wine) (@kimberlygeswein) June 24, 2019 “This thread isn’t your typical ‘my travel day sucks.’ This is a professional women’s basketball team, who just played a game, who are stuck sleeping on the floor, not having proper food, and having to take an 8hr bus home instead of a flight. BRUTAL”

This thread isn't your typical "my travel day sucks." This is a professional women's basketball team, who just played a game, who are stuck sleeping on the floor, not having proper food, and having to take an 8hr bus home instead of a flight. BRUTAL https://t.co/1bq0DTi0DX

— Hailey Salvian (@hailey_salvian) June 24, 2019 CNN has reached out to the WNBA for comment. Last August, the Las Vegas Aces forfeited a game — the first forfeit in WNBA history — after travel issues led to the team spending more than 25 hours in airports and airplanes. Though the Aces arrived a few hours before tip-off, they said in statement that playing the scheduled game would put them at risk for injury.

Source Link:
https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/25/sport/wnba-struggle-trnd/index.html

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