(This story has been updated to include comments from Delta Airlines.)
It became the “not so friendly skies” Saturday night when conservative pundit Ann Coulter boarded a Delta flight and the seat she had pre-booked was given to another passenger.
“Hey @Delta,” she tweeted. “You mind telling me why it was an ‘emergency’ to move someone else into the seat I had carefully chosen in advance and booked?”
And then Coulter persisted by tweeting a photo of the woman even though she was not to blame for the seat reassignment.
A Delta spokesman said Sunday, “Her new seat was in the same row, just not the exact seat she had selected,” adding that she was moved from an aisle seat to a window seat in the same exit row.
“We are aware of the customer’s comment, and reaching out directly to her to address the complaint,” the spokesman said.
In addition, the airline released a critical tweet to Coulter saying “your insults about our other customers and employees are unacceptable and unnecessary.”
The six-foot-tall Coulter had booked an aisle seat for the extra legroom during the flight from New York to Palm Beach, Florida.
But before all of that info came out, many on social media didn’t appreciate Coulter’s ‘tude one bit… and the tweets began to fly.
“Delta f—d up so let me shame an innocent woman & her family – Ann Coulter,” tweeted @ajrodz92
Also, the woman paid for the ticket, just like Ann did, she’s a victim too, for being put in this situation.
– Sarah (@RealSarah101) July 15, 2017
SERIOUSLY? So you stood, took a picture, and blasted it — and her — all over the net. Who’s the asshole here, Ann?
– MichaelMarshallSmith (@ememess) July 15, 2017
You misundstand. She was on the flight – just not in the specific seat she requested. You can request a sp. seat, but it’s not guaranteed.
– Hillary Merrick (@HillaryinOhio) July 16, 2017
Actually she posted the woman was moved to her seat for an emergency. Ann didn’t get knocked off the flight, and instead chose to harrass
– Michele Morrow (@michelemorrow) July 16, 2017
The rude person in that photo seems to be the one behind the camera. https://t.co/GeyVoXH3Cc
– Morten Øverbye (@morten) July 15, 2017
@AnnCoulter, you should apologize to the woman you have slandered. She didn’t take “your” “extra” seat. She was given “a” seat. Stop it.
– RM Gondella (@CogentResponse) July 16, 2017