Delta Airlines slams Ann Coulter for her 'public attack' on Twitter over seat mix-up

The author and commentator had pre-booked the ticket

Andrew Buncombe
New York
Monday 17 July 2017 13:57 BST
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The airline has said it it will return the $30 Ms Coulter had paid
The airline has said it it will return the $30 Ms Coulter had paid (Getty)

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Ann Coulter, the conservative commentator known for her strident and frequently vitriolic outbursts, is to receive $30 from Delta after she embarked on a Twitter tirade, after being reassigned to a seat with less leg room.

Ms Coulter, 55, author of books such as High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton, attacked the airline after she was apparently unable to sit in the seat she had pre-booked.

“Airline crew training at @Delta: Replicate Stanley Milgram’s prison experiment at Yale, inducing normal ppl to brutally torture fellow man,” Mr Coulter wrote.

“Hey @Delta, if it was so important for the dachshund-legged woman to take my seat, she should have BOOKED THE SEAT IN ADVANCE. Like I did.”

She then suggested that the ideal job for Delta employees might be prison guard, animal handler, or Stasi policeman.”

Delta said it would refund Ms Coulter, who is 6ft, the $30 she paid for the seat. On Twitter, it added: “Additionally, your insults about our other customers and employees are unacceptable and unnecessary.”

Reuters said that Delta had yet to comment on the incident. Ms Coulter said she had not yet been told why she had been moved from the pre-booked seat.

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