Why Dayton’s hoops team flew to Alabama on Hillary Clinton’s campaign plane


As the Dayton Flyers men's basketball team boarded their plane to Tuscaloosa for Tuesday's mid-day tipoff against Alabama, they realized that it was no ordinary aircraft.

It was a campaign plane of former Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The Boeing 737-800 was chartered by UD through a broker, which books the aircrafts based on availability, a team spokesperson told the Dayton Daily News.

The team does not have the option to choose what type of plane it travels on and had no idea it would be flying on one of Clinton's planes. The Flyers have flown on the planes of professional sports teams before, but never on a plane branded by a political campaign.

With the election over and Clinton losing to President-elect Donald Trump, there is no longer a need for the plane on the campaign trail, so it's good to see that it's still getting some use.