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Delta hits back at Ann Coulter's "unnecessary and unacceptable" tweetstorm

Ann Coulter sent an army of tweets insulting Delta, and employees after she was moved from a seat she had booked


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Charlie May
July 17, 2017 12:28PM (UTC)

After an inflight seat mishap over the weekend, conservative provocateur Ann Coulter took her anger to social media with a series of tweets that Delta Airlines later said was a public attack on their employees and was "unnecessary and unacceptable."

The incident began on Saturday when Coulter was bumped from what she said was her pre-booked and pre-paid for booked seat with extra room to another, less comfortable, seat on her flight from New York City to West Palm Beach Florida, according to NBC.

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What followed was a barrage of over 30 tweets that included public insults to Delta, the flight attendants on her plane, the Wifi and the woman who was given Coulter's original seat, in a tirade that has even poured late into Sunday night. "Does your union hate you, @Delta? Not really worth spending all that money on planes when @Delta gate staff give your seat away," one tweet read.

 

"Suck-ass @Delta spends all this $$$ on beautiful aircraft & then hire Nurse Ratchets as flight attendants & gate agents," another read. She also berated the process in which Delta hires its employees. "@Delta employee questionnaire: What is your ideal job: Prison guard? Animal handler? Stasi policeman? All of the above: HIRED!"

On Sunday night Delta tweeted a response in which the company apologized for moving her from the original seat she booked and refunded her the cost, which was $30. In a second tweet the company said her behavior was "unacceptable and unnecessary."

The rest of Twitter, of course, had some great reactions to the entire ordeal.

 

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Charlie May

Charlie May is a news writer at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @charliejmay

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