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Zach Wilson’s uncle books charter so fans can attend nephew’s Jets debut – New York Jets Blog- ESPN

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A look at what’s happening around the New York Jets:

1. Going to Carolina: Thanks to his airline-mogul uncle, Jets quarterback Zach Wilson will have a small cheering section when he makes his NFL debut on Sept. 12 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Watch out, Carolina Panthers; the Cougars are coming.

JetBlue founder David Neeleman organized a charter flight to Charlotte from Salt Lake City, which will allow Wilson fans to attend Saturday night’s BYU-Utah game in Provo and then make it to Bank of America Stadium for the Jets-Panthers opener at 1 p.m. ET. Neeleman, Zach’s uncle on his mother’s side, researched commercial options, determining there isn’t a flight that can get to Charlotte in time for kickoff. He knows the industry — he founded a few airlines — so he arranged for a 200-passenger JetBlue A321 plane.

They’re calling it “The Wilson Weekend,” with seats going for $599 to $799 apiece. The offer, launched two weeks ago, includes a hotel room in Charlotte, where travelers can relax for a few hours before kickoff. Sorry, no game tickets included. The website is billing it as “a once-in-a-lifetime weekend event to celebrate your favorite quarterback!”

Wilson, who led BYU to an 11-1 record last season, is enormously popular in his home state of Utah. His pro debut is a big deal, but so is the BYU-Utah game, especially for the Wilson family.

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