On Saturday, conservative pundit and anti-immigration activist Ann Coulter launched a Twitter war against Delta after the airline company’s flight attendant’s allegedly moved her out of a “pre-booked” seat.
At six feet tall, Coulter booked a “Comfort+’’ seat to accommodate her larger stature. The seat provides an extra three inches of legroom. However, according to Coulter, flight attendants refused to allow her to sit in her specified “pre-booked” seat and instead gave the seat to someone who is neither an “air marshal” nor a “tall person.”
The political personality documented the incident, taking photos of of the individual assigned to her seat and the flight attendant she encountered.
Coulter then featured the photos in a protracted Twitter rant that is still-ongoing.
Just when you think it's safe to fly them again, the worst airline in America is STILL: @Delta— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 15, 2017
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?— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 15, 2017
Also, @Delta, your wifi doesn't work -- probably to prevent passengers from tweeting from the plane about how they're being treated.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 15, 2017
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.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 15, 2017
But at least @Delta was nice @ it, summarily snatching my ticket from my hand & ordering me to move w/o explanation, compensation or apology— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 16, 2017
Coulter's rant goes on:
Suck-ass @Delta spends all this $$$ on beautiful aircraft & then hire Nurse Ratchets as flight attendants & gate agents.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 16, 2017
.@Delta motto: "How can we make your flight more uncomfortable?"— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 16, 2017
.@Delta employee questionnaire: What is your ideal job: Prison guard? Animal handler? Stasi policeman? All of the above: HIRED!— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 16, 2017
Hey @Delta, if it was so important for the dachshund-legged woman to take my seat, she should have BOOKED THE SEAT IN ADVANCE. Like I did.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 16, 2017
At one point, she even blames “immigrants” for stealing seats on Delta flights. Classic Coulter:
Then, she compares her experience to a psychological experiment featuring torture:
Airline crew training at @Delta: Replicate Stanley Milgram's prison experiment at Yale, inducing normal ppl to brutally torture fellow man.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 16, 2017
Finally, she highlights some negative press about the airline:
After taking quite the verbal beating, Delta finally responded, agreeing to a $30 refund before condemning Coulter for “unacceptable and unnecessary” “insults” about “customers and employees.”
@AnnCoulter We're sorry you did not receive the preferred seat you paid for and will refund your $30. (cont.)— Delta (@Delta) July 16, 2017
@AnnCoulter Additionally, your insults about our other customers and employees are unacceptable and unnecessary.— Delta (@Delta) July 16, 2017
Sometimes, Twitter is far too entertaining for our own good.