Delta hits back at political pundit Ann Coulter’s ‘unacceptable insults’ in seating row

Delta Air Lines has hit back at “unacceptable and unnecessary insults” from political pundit Ann Coulter after she ranted on social media about being moved seats on a flight

The outspoken conservative commentator had lambasted the airline over the weekend after she was removed from a seat that she said she had specifically booked for a flight from La Guardia Airport in New York to West Palm Beach, Florida.

Ms Coulter went on to complain that Delta “spends all this $$$ on beautiful aircraft & then hire Nurse Ratchets as flight attendants & gate agents,” a reference to Nurse Ratched, a strict character in the film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

She also posted on Twitter a photo of the passenger she said had taken her seat, explaining that the person who got her seat was not “elderly, child, or sick”. 

The airline, which had described what had happened as a mix-up, criticised Ms Coulter for “posting derogatory and slanderous comments and photos in social media” about its employees and customers.

Delta said it was “disappointed” in Ms Coulter and called her actions “unnecessary and unacceptable.”

Promising to refund her $30 for the preferred seat she bought, it added: “Delta expects mutual civility throughout the entire travel experience.”

The response further incensed Ms Coulter, who tweeted: “Delta now dictating acceptable conduct off the plane. NOT fascist at all. #Resist”

She also ridiculed the $30 refund, saying it had cost her $10,000 of her time to select the seat she wanted.

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