Conservative social and political commentator Ann Coulter went on a Twitter rant Saturday calling Delta Air Lines the “worst airline” in the United States after she was removed from her “extra room seat” on a flight. In a series of tweets, Coulter shared her ordeal with her 1.6 million followers.
“Just when you think it’s safe to fly them again, the worst airline in America is STILL: @Delta,” Coulter tweeted. The 55-year-old followed the tweet with a photo of the flight attendant she claimed told her to give up the seat for another passenger.
“We are aware of the customer’s comment, and reaching out directly to her to address the complaint,” a spokesman for Delta Air Lines said in an emailed statement to International Business Times, adding the airline was reviewing the seating details of the flight.
The spokesman said it appeared Coulter was in the same extra room row, just in a different seat. Here’s what Coulter said on Twitter.
In one of the tweets, Coulter praised JetBlue airline for offering better service than Delta.
In another tweet, Coulter wrote: “So glad I took time investigate the aircraft & PRE-BOOK a specific seat on @Delta, so some woman could waltz at the last min & take my seat.” She went on to say: “But at least @Delta was nice @ it, summarily snatching my ticket from my hand & ordering me to move w/o explanation, compensation or apology.”
Soon after Coulter blasted Delta on social media slamming the airline, Twitter users reacted with memes.
This is not the first time an airline in the U.S. is facing criticism over issues related to a passenger’s seat. A slew of complaints poured in after the David Dao incident on a United Airlines flight in April when Dao, a passenger, was violently dragged away from the airline’s Chicago-Louisville flight because the flight was overbooked.
In another recent incident earlier this month, a Hawaii middle-school teacher criticized the United Airlines for giving away her toddler’s seat to a standby passenger, forcing her to hold her 27-month-old son on her lap during the flight.
“I told him that I bought both of these tickets and he tells me that he got the ticket on standby. Then he proceeds to sit in the center. I had to move my son onto my lap,” Shirley Yamauchi’ said at the time. “He’s 25 pounds. He’s half my height. I was very uncomfortable. My hand, my left arm was smashed up against the wall. I lost feeling in my legs and left arm.”
In May, a San Francisco man blamed Asiana Airlines for discrimination, alleging he was forced to vacate his seat because of his prosthetic leg. During the confrontation, a flight attendant allegedly told the passenger, Tim Seward, that he’s “not a normal person.”