Delta Airlines responds to Ann Coulter tirade: 'Your insults are unacceptable & unnecessary'

Chelsea West
July 17, 2017

Ann Coulter and #Delta Airlines were in a heated Twitter war after the conservative commentator was ousted from her pre-booked seat and offered $30 for her troubles.

The right-wing pundit's ire began after she was moved from her pre-booked seat on a flight from NY to Florida.

But because she's Ann Coulter, the tweets were filled with unnecessary insults to the flight attendants, employee training, and even the "dachshund-legged" woman who took her original seat. At the time of boarding, the airline apparently moved the rightwing pundit to her previously allocated seat to accommodate seating requests from other passengers. Coulter claims that she pre-booked a specific seat and paid a premium ($30) for extra legroom.

Coulter, who did not reply to questions from The Washington Post, has not disputed Delta's account of her seating arrangements. "Like I did." She also tweeted a picture of the unhappy-looking new seat-occupier. Of course, she ended that tweet with "Delta sucks". "Here's the woman given my PRE-BOOKED seat".

Less than 24 hours before takeoff, according to the airline, Coulter switched her selection to 15D - an aisle seat in the same row. Yet Coulter's rant (which can be viewed through an apolitical lens, since she simply wasn't nice) brought genuine fire, for she attempted to shame a female passenger, who looked pretty unimpressed after Coulter raised hell over her extra-room seat being given away.

"It appears her new seat was in the same row, just not the exact seat she had selected", a Delta spokesman said Sunday morning. It was only after the plane landed that she took to Twitter to criticize the airline.

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"But lately, not so much; "@AnnCoulter Additionally, your insults about our other customers and employees are unacceptable and unnecessary". After almost a day, Delta replied and took her to task on Twitter.

To say that Coulter was unhappy with the new seat arrangement is an understatement, as the woman sounded furious.

Each of our employees is charged with treating each other as well as our customers with dignity and respect.

Delta added that while its social media and customer care teams made several attempts to connect with Coulter to apologize for the seat mix-up, they did not hear back from Coulter until Sunday evening.

And at least a few people said they would stop flying Delta because of Coulter's experience.

Delta has reached out to Coulter to address the complaint.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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