Delta hits back on Twitter at Ann Coulter, who claims she was kicked out of her seat
Another day, another airline-related dust-up.
This time it’s conservative commentator Ann Coulter, who called Delta the “worst airline in America” for moving her out of her “extra room seat” she had booked.
“Hey Delta, you mind telling me why it was an ’emergency’ to move someone else into the seat I had carefully chosen in advance and booked?” Coulter tweeted on Saturday.
When Coulter allegedly asked why she was moved, a flight attendant apparently responded with “I don’t know.”
“Suckiest Delta moved me from my PRE-BOOKED SEAT & gave it to some woman, not elderly, child, or sick. I have pictures so don’t lie, Delta!” she tweeted again. Coulter also posted a picture of the passenger alleged to have taken her seat.
Surprisingly, people commiserated with Coulter’s predicament.
Then Coulter took aim at the “dachshund-legged” passenger who took allegedly took her seat, and Delta staff who she likened to “stasi” policemen.
Coulter also accused Delta of having non-working Wi-Fi, “probably to prevent passengers from tweeting from the plane about how they’re being treated.”
Delta responded via Twitter on Sunday, apologizing for Coulter not receiving her pre-booked seat she paid for and offering a refund. But the airline wasn’t down with her insults.
A Delta spokesperson told The Washington Post that Coulter’s new seat was “in the same row, just not the exact seat she had selected.”
The spokesperson added, “It was an exit row seat (has extra leg room), she was moved from an aisle to a window. Same space, a few seats over.”
Furthermore, it appears a Delta representative tried to contact Coulter when she first complained, as indicated on the airline’s Twitter account.
But more than 24 hours after the first tweet, Coulter was still adamant on making a (very public) point.
Delta has been contacted for comment.