Fans at Mavericks game to get free plane tickets

Updated: April 19, 2006, 11:09 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- American Airlines took a page out of Oprah Winfrey's playbook Wednesday night, giving vouchers for free flights to everyone at the Dallas Mavericks' final game of the regular season.

Fans jumped to their feet and cheered when Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and American executive Dan Garton announced the giveaway to an estimated 19,000 fans between the first and second quarters.

Garton, American's executive vice president of marketing, declined to say how much ...

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