Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Markets | By Erika Turner

Coulter sparks twitter row over seat in Delta Airlines

Coulter sparks twitter row over seat in Delta Airlines

Next time you might end up like Dr. David Dao!

Coulter also tweeted photos of a flight attendant who did not know why she was not given her pre-booked seat and the woman who was seated there instead.

She subsequently detailed how she was asked to move from a seat with extra leg room that she had "carefully chosen in advance and booked", posting a picture of the woman her seat was given to and targeting the airline's employees.

A spokesperson for Delta told Mic that the airline has reached out to Coulter to address her complaint, and clarified that she was moved to another seat in the exact same row - just not the specific seat she preselected.

But some of the sentiment turned on Coulter when Delta revealed that the upgrade she was denied was worth only $30. But on Sunday, Delta responded to the tweets. She pointed fingers at the female passenger in the above photo, claiming that she had "waltz [ed] at the last min" and took her seat.

Ann Coulter is conservative social and political commentator
JONATHAN ERNST Ann Coulter is conservative social and political commentator

"Additionally, your insults about our other customers and employees are unacceptable and unnecessary", Delta said in a second tweet. She tweeted this morning that "SJWs" (social justice warriors) run the company's customer relations department and likened the carrier's reply to fascism.

Following Delta's response on Sunday, Coulter - who is 6-feet tall - clarified the matter was not about $30. I'm very sorry you had to change your seat on board today! I looked up the aircraft, considered my options and booked the seat I wanted. "I'd like to extend my honest apology". Coulter rebutted it cost her $10,000 in time and effort to do all the legwork to ensure she had legroom. The airline further said it reassigned Coulter to another window seat on the same row to take in seating requests from other passengers.

Coulter unleashed her fury against the airline in a Twitter rant that took off about 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Hanna Flint hinted at potential racism and xenophobia by tweeting: "Go ahead and say it Ann, they gave it to this brown woman. Which is confidential info they wouldn't be able to share with a dissatisfied passenger".

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