Las Vegas Aces experience the most horrifically awful travel nightmare on way to D.C.

There are travel nightmares, and then there's just straight-up travel hell. And if you don't know exactly what constitutes the latter, please just ask the players on the Las Vegas Aces.

The team arrived at the Las Vegas airport to fly to Washington, D.C., late in the morning on Thursday, ahead of its Friday night game against the Mystics. As I write this almost 24 hours later, I am stunned and horrified to report: THEY STILL HAVEN'T MADE IT. (They are currently on a plane but not there yet.)

That's right. The team has faced approximately 700 delays and all the stress that comes with them. They spent just about the entire day on Thursday sitting around the airport, waiting to fly and likely draining their phone batteries with all those alerts about changed departure times.


However, it wasn't all bad. With so much free time on hand, Moriah Jefferson and Lindsay Allen registered to vote. Have to love that commitment to their civic duty.


Well after midnight, the team finally was able to get on a redeye to Dallas, with a connecting flight to D.C. scheduled for Friday morning.


But, of course, once they arrived in Dallas, they found there were more delays, and more issues.


The WNBA changed Friday's game to 8 p.m. ET instead of the previously scheduled 7 p.m. in hopes of helping the team, but as they haven't slept in what likely feels like forever, and will barely get time for a shootaround, this (understandably) seems to be of little consolation.


As of about 11:30 a.m. ET Friday, the players were on their flight and -- gasp -- it even seems to be moving. GODSPEED, ACES.


Ahhh, the joys of flying commercial.

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