Coulter, one of America's best-known and most provocative pundits on the political right, ripped the airline with a series of tweets on Saturday and Sunday, saying she was "kicked out of a carefully pre-booked seat to a less desirable seat, without explanation, apology, etc".
"'Why are you taking me out of the extra room seat I specifically booked, @Delta?'" Coulter tweeted alongside it. "'Flight attendant: "'I don't know".
So glad I took time investigate the aircraft & PRE-BOOK a specific seat on @Delta, so some woman could waltz at the last min & take my seat. Delta also criticized Coulter for her comments about staff and other passengers. She also claimed their motto must be "How can we make your flight more uncomfortable?" Animal handler? Stasi policeman?
- Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 16, 2017Hey @Delta, if it was so important for the dachshund-legged woman to take my seat, she should have BOOKED THE SEAT IN ADVANCE. In April 2005, it was reported in a number of blogs and apparently verified on Ann Coulter's own website page that she was furious for being singled out by security at the Harrisburg, PA Airpot. However, what started out as complaints eventually turned into a public attack on the airline's employees and customers.
Was it really necessary to take photos of a young woman, without even bothering to ask her name? "Each of our employees is charged with treating each other as well as our customers with dignity and respect".
That woman and two other passengers stare at Coulter in the photo - perhaps wondering what will happen now that they have been photographed by the same unpredictable commentator who once wished assassination upon John Edwards, declined to condemn an abortion doctor's murder and joked about poisoning a Supreme Court justice. Delta expects mutual civility throughout the entire travel experience. The airline further said it reassigned Coulter to another window seat on the same row to take in seating requests from other passengers. All customers complied and the flight departed without incident.
"It appears her new seat was in the same row, just not the exact seat she had selected", a Delta spokesman wrote to The Washington Post. "However, they did not hear back from Coulter until Sunday evening".