Coulter Tweets Her Displeasure With Delta Amid Seat Dispute

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Conservative commentator Ann Coulter took to Twitter to express her displeasure with Delta Airlines about a seating dispute.

The Huffington Post reports Coulter posted a series of tweets after she said the airline gave away an “extra room seat” she had purchased before a flight from New York to Florida had departed on Saturday.

Coulter said she was upset about the seating change because she took the time to investigate the aircraft and choose her pre-booked seat. She tweeted she was moved “w/o explanation, compensation or apology.”

Delta’s Anthony Black says the airline is reaching out to Coulter to address her complaints.

(AP)




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  1. Delta has already responded to her …in short, they said she was asked to move from an aisle to window in the same extra space (exit) row to accommodate a passenger with special needs. For privacy reasons, the didn’t explain what those passengers’ needs were but they said she acted like a jerk and was lucky she wasn’t kicked off the plane. She was abusive to the flight attendants according to Delta. Based on watching her on TV, I’d give the benefit of the doubt in this case to Delta.

  2. I was once checking into a Delta flight from TLV to Atlanta on March 24, 2009. When I got to departure gate, with no explanation, they suddenly said my seat had been changed. When I asked why, they became belligerent, and told me just to move on.

  3. Generally if a person purchases something, an item or service, and then receives something different it can be considered fraud. So if a person purchases a specific place on an airplane and is given a different seat, why is that not fraud?

  4. comment #1…when it comes to airlines i will never give the airline “the benefit of the doubt”. that’s how bad of a reputation they have. an “extra space” window seat is not the same as an “extra space” aisle seat. ms coulter is quite tall so i can see why she did not want to switch to a window seat. there is far more room to stretch your legs in an aisle seat than there is in a window seat. if there’s a “special needs” passenger that needs an aisle seat, the last one the airline should take that from would be a passenger that paid a premium for their seat.

  5. Airlines do make seat changes and not always for exceptionally good reasons. Many of us had gone through it! I was once moved from 22D all the way to 56D and also without being offered a reason. Later I found out that it was to accommodate a family with young children. I didn’t like it but, hey, that’s life!
    I think that comment #1 says it all. She’s a bully and didn’t like it when someone pushed “her” around!

    Did you ever hear her opinion on the Holocaust? She ridicules us for keeping the matter alive! She’s not a nice person!

  6. I find it disturbing how the “media” treat this so differently than, for example, the case of the Hareidi. In this case here, it is clear (with photo evidence) that the person who was given the seat had no external visible need for an aisle seat. No children were involved, the person given the seat was young and healthy-looking of medium stature. So while in the case of the woman who won the lawsuit because of the Hareidi seat change, she herself admits she as only asked to change seats and agreed willingly only because she felt a pang of conscious lest she make the Hareidi person feel bad. In the Coulter case it seems that Coulter was ordered, not “asked”, to move. Yet the Hareidi is lambasted in the Hareid case and Coulter is lambasted in the Coulter case? There is something really sick about this double standard.

  7. I wish to point out that Coulter had paid (up front) extra for the seat she chose. Seeing as the seat she chose and paid extra for was taken from her (even if the airline itself considers the sat they gave in return to be equivalent, it is still not the set Coulter agreed to, and paid, extra for), it seems rather strange that (apparently) the airline agreed to reimburse her for the extra amount only after Coulter’s tweet tirade.

  8. I am an infrequent flyer, but it seems that most of the commenters, along with Ann Coulter, are way too fussy about their airline seats. This was a Florida/New York flight, 3 hours. I sat next to 3-year old triplets on a flight to Israel without making such a fuss. And sale of airline seats is heavily regulated by Federal law, so the comment about fraud is inapposite.

  9. I had a bad incident with British Airways. I booked with miles, they cancelled my ticket without notifying me and i only found out at the airport that i had no ticket (I did confirm the booking a few days after I booked). They never refunded the miles and fees.
    It seems that only the big shots get attention and responses from the airline. Seems that you need to blog, tweet, post in YouTube, etc. How do I get a ‘normal’ response from them? Every number I call they just ‘transfer me to the right person’. tks