One Jets fan recently flew to New York in serious style, and all it took was a simple tweet.
David Baghdassarian, a die-hard Jets fan living in South Florida, tweeted at several executives from the airline JetBlue in advance of his trip to New York last week. Baghdassarian, 40, asked for the company's Jets plane, a customized airplane that JetBlue has used for the past two years during its partnership with the Jets.
David Barger, JetBlue's vice president of marketing, liked the idea and passed the tweet along to vice president of airport and system operations Alex Battaglia. Less than 24 hours after Baghdassarian's tweet, the Jets plane was a done deal.
"I was super excited," Baghdassarian told ESPN.com. "I didn't tell too many people because I didn't want to jinx it."
JetBlue spokesman Morgan Johnston told ESPN.com it was the first time the company had ever gotten a specific request for the Jets plane. But similar requests have gone through for the company's Red Sox and Real Salt Lake planes.
"We saw his tweet and it wasn't hard to schedule the plane to fly him home," Johnston said. "Now we obviously can't have our customers dictating their routes all the time, but when we can listen to our customers, react quickly and do something cool, we obviously make the effort to do so."
When Baghdassarian got to his gate on Monday in New York for his return flight he saw a familiar sight: the Jets plane had returned to take him home to Florida.
(H/T to Larry Brown Sports)