Ann Coulter, political commentator, lost it over the weekend, tweeting her dissatisfaction with a Delta flight in a way that somehow made the collective public side with the airline. How often does that happen?
We all know that air travel is a huge pain in the ass. Coulter was upset because another passenger on her flight was assigned an upgraded seat that Coulter had paid for. It’s always infuriating when airlines overbook flights and when it comes down to two people, one of whom has better status with the airline, well, you can guess who the seat’s going to.
It sucks. It doesn’t seem fair. And of course you want to publicly vent about the frustrating experience. But there’s a right way to do it, and unless you want to come across as a body-shaming toddler having a five-alarm temper tantrum, this is not that way.
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
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 15, 2017
The looks on their faces say it all.
It’s not like the other woman was an unticketed passenger who forced her way onto the plane and into Coulter’s seat — Delta placed her there. If anything, Coulter should have kept her complaint strictly with the airline, and she definitely shouldn’t have posted a photo of the other passengers, violating their privacy and commenting on the other passenger’s body.
She also went on a rant in several other tweets, comparing Delta’s flight attendant training to a prison experiment and asking Florida talk radio host Joyce Kaufman if they could call the Delta CEO on air together. Delta was not having it.
@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
Delta is giving Coulter a refund for the extra $30 she paid to reserve the seat she didn’t get while sticking up for the other passengers in the whole misadventure as well as their employees, who I’m sure would count this among the worst flights they’ve ever been on. Hey, at least that’s something they can agree with Coulter about!
But she was not impressed by the refund.
$30! It cost me $10,000 of my time to pre-select the seat I wanted, investigate type of plane & go back periodically to review seat options https://t.co/eaj1QOpvHq
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 17, 2017
I can’t do anything but laugh. Neither can Chris Evans.
I totally get it. It costs me 75k to brush my teeth. I must pre-select a brush, investigate types of paste, and periodically spit bullshit❄️
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) July 17, 2017
Some conservatives are known for calling liberals “snowflakes” as a way to degrade them for being too sensitive when they disagree with them, so Evans threw in that snowflake emoji for good measure. Hey, at least this latest airline drama doesn’t involve dragging people out of their seats or kicking families with babies off planes.