The thing most appreciated by New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils players for their Eastern Conference Final series is the lack of travel. Madison Square Garden and the Prudential Center are so close that the Devils have been practicing at home and hopping on a bus to New York City, even on on game days.
Sorry, Western Conference.
It's also great for fans who live close and can just grab a train or subway to either arena.
But what if you're a Rangers fan and have tickets to Game 3 on Saturday in New Jersey, but can't find a ride? Worse yet, you lost your Metro card and don't have enough scratch to buy a new one. What do you do?
How about taking a flight from LaGuardia Airport in Queens to Newark, New Jersey?
Yes, a flight. You will hop in an airplane and travel a whole 20 miles.
Delta Airlines is making this possible for Rangers fans through a very unique promotion. Fans have until 5 p.m. ET today to fill out a form on the Rangers website to be entered. The 17-minute trip on Saturday morning includes seats on the charter flight, Rangers swag, ground transportation to and from Newark Airport and the opportunity to win a chance to go on a road trip to a Rangers away game next season.
It's not the first time such an offer has been available for fans. In 2005, United Airlines had a promotion with the Chicago Tribune and another paper where Chicago White Sox fans could fly from O'Hare Airport to Midway Airport for that days game against the Cubs.
According to CBS New York, Rangers alumni Ron Duguay and Rod Gilbert will also be aboard the flight where you'll be able to ask Duguay what his favorite hair care products are and all about that 1979 Sasson jeans commercial.
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