Ann Coulter bashes Delta Airlines in tweetstorm

The conservative columnist spent the better part of Saturday and Sunday calling out Delta and a random female passenger after the airline gave the woman the "extra-room" seat that she had booked.

Coulter was on a flight to West Palm Beach, Florida, from New York's LaGuardia airport when she was reassigned from an aisle to a window seat on the same exit row, with extra leg room.

Delta said that Coulter originally booked seat 15F, which is located by the window in an exit row. She also suggested that an ideal job for a Delta employee is an East German policeman or a prison guard. If Delta had approached Coulter and said, "This young woman would like to sit with her family, and three seats weren't available together - do you mind moving?" perhaps Coulter would have willingly done so.

Delta added in a second tweet that Coulter's "insults about our other customers and employees are unacceptable and unnecessary".

Delta Airlines responded on Sunday after to a 24-hour long tirade of insults and vitriol from conservative commentator Ann Coulter.

More than 32 seemingly angry tweets by Coulter followed her inconvenience on a flight from NY to Florida. "Each of our employees is charged with treating each other as well as our customers with dignity and respect".

"Suckiest @Delta moved me from my PRE-BOOKED SEAT & gave it to some woman, not elderly, child, or sick".

Did Coulter overreact? Should a company still be held accountable to offer consumers what they paid for?

Saturday night saw a surge of tweets that five-starred the airline.

Delta representative Anthony Black told BuzzFeed News said Coulter did not say anything or complain about the de-seating the entire flight.

Following Delta's response on Sunday, Coulter - who is 6-feet tall - clarified the matter was not about $30.

In April, Coulter was unsympathetic after a passenger was violently dragged off a United flight for not giving up his seat: "Sorry about the dragging, but the convicted pill-mill doctor should be deported". The airline said a flight attendant had stepped in to deal with "confusion" arising from the seat reassignment and that "all customers complied and the flight departed without incident".

  • Jacqueline Ellis