Phoenix Suns trade places with Southwest Airlines for a day

Dragan Bender, Tyson Chandler, Marquese Chriss, Jared Dudley were among Suns players and coaches who became Southwest Airlines employees for a day.

PHOENIX - Phoenix Suns players traded their orange jerseys for orange vests Friday to take on the role of some all-star employees for a day at Sky Harbor Airport.

Suns players Dragan Bender, Tyson Chandler, Marquese Chriss, Jared Dudley and Tyler Ulis as well as head coach Jay Triano and Suns alumni Tom Chambers and Steven Hunter, surprised Southwest passengers as they made boarding announcements, took boarding passes, and even directed an airplane into the gate.

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The Suns Gorilla and Suns dancers and Solar Squad were in the Terminal 4 gate area were cheering on customers and handing out Suns and Southwest Airlines giveaways.