WNBA fines New York Liberty league-record $500,000 for taking chartered flights last season, per report

Last season, during the 2021 WNBA Finals, the league announced that it would pay for chartered flights for the Sky and Mercury when the two teams needed to travel from Phoenix to Chicago between Games 2 and 3. Such perks are rare because of the cost, but the league has recently made exceptions during the playoffs under new commissioner Cathy Engelbert. 

But while the league has occasionally been willing to pick up the bill in certain circumstances, owners are not allowed to do the same for their teams during the season. Under the current CBA, charter flights are banned in