Conservative commentator Ann Coulter typically uses her social media platform of millions of followers to communicate her views on politics and culture. But on Saturday, Coulter used her Twitter account to publicly rebuke Delta Airlines.
The fiasco began Saturday afternoon when Coulter declared from her Twitter account that Delta is "still" the "worst airline in America" after she was booted from her seat. In a subsequent tweet, Coulter explained that it was Delta gate staff that gave her pre-booked seat away to another customer.
When she asked a flight attendant why she was booted from her seat, which Coulter said was specifically booked because it had extra space, she was given no explanation other than "I don't know." Later, Coulter tweeted a picture of the woman who was given her seat.
Coulter later tweeted that she was informed she was moved due to an "emergency," but that didn't stop the conservative commentator from continuing her anti-Delta rant.
She went on to rip into the airline for having bad wifi, while praising a Delta competitor — JetBlue — for their suburb inflight wifi service.
"@JetBlue has free wifi and doesn't wantonly remove passengers from their assigned seats, booked in advance FOR A REASON. @Delta sucks," Coulter wrote.
Coulter continued her rant well into Sunday by bashing Delta flight attendants and gate agents as "Nurse Ratchets." She also quipped that Delta's motto is: "How can we make your flight more uncomfortable?" She later said Sunday that she wished robots would replace Delta's flight crew and gate agents.
Though she accomplished what she wanted by publicly airing her displeasure with Delta, Coulter was specifically rebuked for tweeting the picture of the woman who was placed in her seat. Many accused Coulter of being angry because a "brown woman" was put in her pre-booked seat, though the race of the woman who was given Coulter's seat is not clear.
Read Coulter's complete rant:
Just when you think it's safe to fly them again, the worst airline in America is STILL: @Delta— Ann Coulter (@Ann Coulter)1500155678.0
Does your union hate you, @Delta? Not really worth spending all that money on planes when @Delta gate staff give your seat away.— Ann Coulter (@Ann Coulter)1500155818.0
"Why are you taking me out of the extra room seat I specifically booked, @Delta?' Flight attendant: "I don't know.” https://t.co/a0M1faZXMu— Ann Coulter (@Ann Coulter)1500156153.0
.@Delta didn’t give my extra room seat to an air marshall or tall person. Here’s the woman given my PRE-BOOKED sea… https://t.co/1PkDpsS18a— Ann Coulter (@Ann Coulter)1500156319.0
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 (@Ann Coulter)1500156372.0
Also, @Delta, your wifi doesn't work -- probably to prevent passengers from tweeting from the plane about how they're being treated.— Ann Coulter (@Ann Coulter)1500156431.0
.@JetBlue has free wifi and doesn't wantonly remove passengers from their assigned seats, booked in advance FOR A REASON. @Delta sucks.— Ann Coulter (@Ann Coulter)1500156548.0
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 (@Ann Coulter)1500163118.0
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 (@Ann Coulter)1500163247.0
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!— Ann Coulter (@Ann Coulter)1500163647.0
Suck-ass @Delta spends all this $$$ on beautiful aircraft & then hire Nurse Ratchets as flight attendants & gate agents.— Ann Coulter (@Ann Coulter)1500220558.0
.@Delta motto: "How can we make your flight more uncomfortable?"— Ann Coulter (@Ann Coulter)1500220598.0
.@Delta employee questionnaire: What is your ideal job: Prison guard? Animal handler? Stasi policeman? All of the above: HIRED!— Ann Coulter (@Ann Coulter)1500220806.0
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 (@Ann Coulter)1500221547.0
"Otherwise sensible folk are, for some reason, terrified by robots." (Would that robots could replace @Delta gate a… https://t.co/1dkkxCuZ1v— Ann Coulter (@Ann Coulter)1500223623.0
Airline crew training at @Delta: Replicate Stanley Milgram's prison experiment at Yale, inducing normal ppl to brutally torture fellow man.— Ann Coulter (@Ann Coulter)1500224951.0