Delta Airlines Tries to Shut Down Ann Coulter

There’s still a lot of talk in the press and social media about the Ann Coulter “Twitter rant” that started a few days ago and continued through yesterday. Who knows, the war of words may continue today.

Lots of opinions, some supporting Ann, others Delta, have been expressed.

The source piece for this post discusses a company’s optimal strategy in dealing with customer issues. It finds that Delta made a mistake in picking a fight with Ann.

USA Today

Airlines are often targets of angry tweets from passengers, but like most major brands they typically tread carefully with their responses to complaints on social media.

By shutting down a polarizing figure like conservative commentator Ann Coulter, Delta Air Lines’ response became a political statement, whether that was the intention or not. The airline pushed back at Coulter after she berated it Saturday on Twitter over getting her seat changed.

Coulter began tweeting about the episode Saturday in which she said the airline gave away an “extra room seat” she reserved before a flight from New York to Florida departed. Coulter had booked an aisle seat, but got a window seat.

“Any back and forth with a customer, particularly a political commentator like this, is going to be viewed through a political lens.” said Tanya Meck, the executive vice president of Global Strategies Group, which specializes in strategic communications.

The company’s original tweet has been liked and shared more than 150,000 times, but people are responding in defense of both Coulter and the airline.

Delta offered Coulter a refund, but also hit back at her criticisms on Twitter saying, “Your insults about our other customers and employees are unacceptable and unnecessary.“

The airline later put out a statement explaining the confusion that lead to Coulter being moved from her reserved seat, and restating their disappointment with Coulter’s comments:

“We are sorry that the customer did not receive the seat she reserved and paid for. More importantly, we are disappointed that the customer has chosen to publicly attack our employees and other customers by posting derogatory and slanderous comments and photos in social media. Her actions are unnecessary and unacceptable.

Just two days earlier, rapper ScHoolboy Q accused United Airlines of putting his dog on the wrong flight, and United’s response was much more conventional:

When customers tweet their complaints at most companies, chances are they will get an apology and a request for more information — unless of course they’re tweeting at Wendy’s, in which case they’ll get roasted.

Chains like Wendy’s and Denny’s have mastered building relationships and responding to customers, even complaints, in a lighthearted way. Smirnoff and Reebok have both taken the opportunity to poke fun at the Trump administration, much to the delight of social media.

Delta’s clapback, however, was met with a mixed response.

“Our response is not that much different than a few days before on another attack,” Delta spokesman Anthony Black said in an email, referencing Delta’s response to comments made by Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker’s.

Such a strong condemnation could be viewed as “attacking her and her views simultaneously,” according to Daniel Korschun, an associate professor of marketing at Drexel University in Philadelphia. These views are likely shared by many of their customers.

“I think they may have overreacted,” he said. “Generally it is in the company’s best interest to treat all customers the same.”

Korschun said he believes companies can and should be transparent about their political leanings, and that doing so can be great marketing technique. His research shows that customers expect companies that prioritize their core values to take a stand on important issues.

The jury is still out on what Delta’s response will mean for its image. Meck says that while unpopular stances may incite social media backlash, it doesn’t often affect a company’s bottom line.

“Americans expect companies to take a stance or respond to an issue or current event, even if the issue is perceived as political — as long as the company explains it motivation,” Meck said. “In these respects, Delta passed with flying colors.”

I have no doubt that Delta pushed Ann around (or tried to anyway) because she’s white, blonde, and an effective spokesperson for conservative politics.

Take a look at this Delta Tweet and understand that the company is a cesspool of “progressive” thinking:

I’ve said from the beginning that I thought Delta’s dirty tricks were coming out of the faggot agenda. I’ve seen nothing to change my mind.

Ann, always colorful in her word choice really gave me a laugh when she described the female passenger given her seat with extra leg room as being dachshund-legged.

Haha. That woman doesn’t look white to me, so there may be some racial animosity at play, as well as political correctness. Ann claims she was an immigrant.

In any case, this little guy wouldn’t need the extra leg room:

Politics? Delta Boots Ann Coulter from Reserved Seat

It’s easy to believe that a far-left employee at Delta Airlines decided to punish leggy conservative Ann Coulter for her conservative political and social views. In fact, I’ll bet the scalawag who did the dirty deed is a sodomite male. This is exactly the kind of dirty trick those freaks like to play.

New York Post

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter flew into a fit of fury Saturday after Delta Airlines booted her from her reserved “Comfort+’’ seat — which comes with 3 additional inches of legroom — and gave it to another passenger.

In a two-hour tweeting tantrum,she quoted her exchange with a flight attendant: “Why are you taking me out of the extra room seat I specifically booked?’’ she asked.

Their answer, she said, was “I don’t know.’’

The 6-foot-tall Coulter, who is 55, tweeted a picture of the woman who got her aisle seat on the flight from LaGuardia to Florida, noting, “Delta didn’t give my extra room seat to an air marshal or tall person.’’

A Delta spokesman said it appeared Coulter was in the same extra-room row, just in a different seat. But he promised to look into it.

One Twitter user, clearly not a fan of the columnist, wrote. “Ann Coulter is having a bad day which makes my day better. Thanks Delta.”

Entitled Muzzie Making a Stink About Request by Airport Security to Remove Hijab

AGHNIA ADZKIA. IT’S ALL ABOUT HER “RIGHTS.”

Muh discrimination.

A Muslim student is asked by the nice airport security lady to remove her head scarf.

Her response? DISCRIMINATION!

metro.co.uk

A woman was told by airport security that she was not allowed to board when she tried to get on her plane to London – because she was wearing a hijab.

The student refused to remove her headscarf after watching nuns walk through without being asked to remove their habits.

Aghnia Adzkia claims she was discriminated against by Italian airport staff.

The Indonesian citizen filmed her experience at Ciampino Airport in the Italian capital of Rome.

The security official can be heard saying: ‘You are not safe.

‘You could hide something in your hair. If you don’t take it off, we do not know if there’s something inside, okay? You are not safe for us.’

She had refused to take off her hijab on principle claiming she was being unfairly targeted.

The Goldsmith university student claims a male security officer then dragged her out of the security area in ‘indecent way’ grabbing her bag and shouting at her to be quiet.

THE NICE ITALIAN SECURITY LADY PUT SAFETY FIRST.

Speaking to MailOnline, Ms Adzkia said: ‘I completely understand about what is going in the world lately. I stand against terrorism and that’s not Islam.

Ms Adzkia can be seen repeatedly demanding to see the law stating that the hijab must be removed at an airport security check.

‘Yet, what I’ve experienced in Rome was shocking, the way they treated me indecently has shown discrimination. I understand if it is for security reason, but why did they not give me a second to read the law?’

Ms Adzkia alerted Facebook friends to the incident in a post that went viral, however it has since been taken down.

She wrote: ‘I wanted to prove to them that I have nothing to hide and that I am not a terrorist.

‘In the meantime, I saw two nuns wearing headscarves, but they weren’t asked to take them off.

‘Is this what you call fair treatment and respect? Where are my human rights?’

Another hijab-wearing woman, Aisyah Allamanda, said Ms Adzkia should have agreed to remove her headscarf.

The official at the Indonesian Embassy said: ‘The numerous times I’ve flown out of Rome’s airport, I also experienced the same kind of security check as I also happen to wear a hijab.

‘The same applies to others who wear the hijab at Rome KBRI, female Muslims believe that they can’t take off their headscarves in public so they are provided a private room for a female officer to carry out the check.

‘If we refuse, I can understand if the security officer acts aggressively towards us.’

DANGEROUS TERRORISTS. TAKE OFF THOSE NUN’S HABITS.

Delta Air Pays Bumped Family $11,000

For a lot of folks, $11,000 is about six months income. How do I become a professional bumpee? Hell, I could make $11,000 a weekend? That’s more than $500,000 a year! Let’s go for it!

Forbes

Over the past week, Delta Air Lines has encountered epic travel delays after unprecedented storms forced the cancellation of thousands of flights.

This weekend, my family and I profited from Delta’s travel woes — big time. We made $11k. Here’s how we did it and why I’m not such a snob about getting bumped any more.

I travel a lot for my career, and when I’m headed somewhere, I want to get there. As a travel editor, I’ve run stories about people who make a profession out of getting bumped by the airlines. And yet, I’ve always quietly scoffed at travelers who would give up a seat on a flight in exchange for a voucher. Not my thing.

On Friday morning, I was flying from New York City to Florida with my husband and daughter. The bad weather had passed, so I thought we had escaped the wrath.

After hours of delays, Delta Airlines started offering money for volunteers to give up their tickets on our overbooked flight, which had 60 (sixty!) standby passengers hoping to get a seat. I didn’t flinch. My husband and daughter and I were headed to Fort Lauderdale to see our relatives, and — as far as I was concerned — nothing would hold us back.

When the compensation for volunteers got to $900 a ticket in gift cards (American Express, Target, Macy’s and so on), my husband convinced me to consider the offer. I thought it was too low to delay our vacation, but our plans were flexible, so I said I was open to the idea. My husband approached the gate agent and offered to give up our seats for $1,500 apiece. She countered: $1,350 each.

Other frustrated passengers were yelling at the staff and crying over vexed travel plans. Somehow, when an airline is offering you and your family $4,050, missing a flight doesn’t seem so bad. We could have also scored a free hotel room near the airport and complimentary dinner, but we live about 20 minutes from LaGuardia, so we volunteered to give up our seats and headed home with a big chunk of change in American Express gift cards and confirmed seats for a Saturday flight.

When I went to check in online on Saturday and saw that the flight was delayed by more than an hour and that Delta was already asking for volunteers to give up their seats, I turned to my husband and said, “Cha-ching!”

Indeed, when we got to the airport, the airline started offering money to volunteers…$300…$600…$900…$1,000…$1,300. Bingo! We took the offer. The airline ended up giving us two gift cards at $1,300 each and (surprise!) a third at $1,350. Delta also threw in lunch ($15 each) and round-trip taxi fare (worth about $50). That’s more than $4,000, if you factor in everything. The airline assured us that we would get confirmed seats on Sunday.

After our flight departed, we waited. And waited. And waited. But the airline was still struggling to figure out the rebooking and get us three confirmed seats the next day. We found out that standby passengers were being told that Delta flights to Florida were fully booked (in fact, overbooked) until Tuesday. We were drained, and suddenly our long-weekend trip was looking far less appealing.

So when we suggested to the gate agent that we might be open to volunteering our seats again by cancelling the trip altogether, the offer was met with smiles and another $1,000 per person in advance compensation. Delta sweetened the deal by refunding the cost of the three plane tickets. We accepted Delta’s offer and went home, sad to miss our trip, but not so sad about the lucrative results.

United Airlines Ban on Girls in Yoga Pants Draws Feminist Outrage

Yoga pants show camel toe and ass crack. Should companies allow women to wear leggings (tights, yoga pants) to work? Are they considered professional attire?

United Airlines forced three very young girls who were children of employees flying free to cover up. In effect, the company’s position is that the girls were representing United and should follow United workplace rules.

But feminist outrage has risen over the incident. Sexually arousing men and boys seems to be the feminist game, although women claim there’s nothing more comfortable than yoga pants.

MSN

United Airlines barred two women from boarding a flight on Sunday morning and required a child to change into a dress after a gate agent decided the leggings they were wearing were inappropriate. That set off waves of anger on social media, with users criticizing what they called an intrusive, sexist policy, but the airline maintained its support for the gate agent’s decision.

The two women, who were about to board a flight to Minneapolis, were turned away at the gate at Denver International Airport. United doubled down on that position, defending the decision in a series of tweets on Sunday.

The incident was first reported on Twitter by Shannon Watts, a passenger at the airport who was waiting to board a flight to Mexico. In a telephone interview from Mexico on Sunday afternoon, Ms. Watts said she noticed two visibly upset teenage girls leaving the gate next to hers. Both were wearing leggings.

Ms. Watts went over to the neighboring gate and saw a “frantic” family with two young girls, one of whom was also wearing leggings, engaged in a tense exchange with a gate agent who told them, “I don’t make the rules, I just enforce them.”

Ms. Watts said the girl’s mother told her the two teenagers had just been turned away because the gate agent said their pants were not appropriate travel attire. The woman had a dress in her carry-on bag that the child was able to pull on over her pants, and the family boarded the flight.

Ms. Watts judged that the two women who were barred from boarding were in their “young teens” and the girl who changed into a dress was 10 or 11.

Ms. Watts described the situation in a series of tweets before her flight to Mexico took off. By the time she landed her tweets had been shared widely, often accompanied by sharp criticism directed at the airline.

United’s public relations team did not respond to a phone call and an email seeking comment on Sunday, but the company seemed to confirm Ms. Watts’s account in a response to her on Twitter, which did little to mollify the concerns of its critics.

In a series of dozens of tweets, the company said the incident was not simply the result of an overzealous gate agent. Instead, it said United Airlines reserved the right to deny service to anyone its employees deemed to be inappropriately dressed.

“In our Contract of Carriage, Rule 21, we do have the right to refuse transport for passengers who are barefoot or not properly clothed,” the company tweeted.

Furthermore, the company said the young women it turned away on Sunday were “pass travelers” — United employees or their dependents who fly standby “on a space available basis,” it explained. It described the arrangement as a “company benefit.”

“There is a dress code for pass travelers as they are representing UA when they fly,” the company tweeted. It added, “Casual attire is allowed as long as it looks neat and is in good taste for the local environment.”

Few critics appeared to be satisfied by that explanation, which also did little to de-escalate a perilous public relations situation for the company. United was the target of scores of angry and mocking tweets on Sunday, including from social media savvy celebrities like the model Chrissy Teigen and the actor LeVar Burton.

By Sunday afternoon, the company’s Twitter account was engaged in a tense back-and-forth with the Academy Award winning actress Patricia Arquette, who posted dozens of angry tweets about the situation.

Employees running United’s Twitter account spent the day walking a public relations tightrope: explaining to angry social media users why the company was not wrong to bar the young women from boarding, while reassuring potential customers that they would not also be barred if they showed up in leggings.

People like to be comfortable when they fly, Ms. Watts said, and leggings and yoga pants have become pretty standard casual attire for women.

“I’m pretty sure yoga pants are a thing,” Ms. Watts said. “They’re part of modern America. They’re a staple, a go-to clothing item.”

I’ll bet the pedophiles lurking on that flight were very upset with United for making those girls cover up. So, I wonder if some of this feminist outrage can be traced back to pedos.

TSA to Implement Invasive Patdowns of White Women by Male Muslim Agents

Women beware. Earlier, I posted a story of a woman who hid cocaine in her vagina. Police found it. I don’t want to think how that happened.

Obama’s “sand niggers” (to quote Microchip above) are going to have a lot of fun humiliating white women in airports now.

Fox News

Passengers at U.S. airports chosen for physical pat-downs will reportedly face a more “comprehensive” screening after a 2015 audit that apparently showed some safety vulnerability.

Bloomberg reported that airport employees have already been notified at some locations that they need to employ a “more rigorous” and “thorough” screening. The screenings will reportedly include “more intimate contact” than before. The new measure also applies to airline pilots and flight attendants.

The Transportation Security Administration told the news agency that airport security workers used to have five search options when conducting a pat-down. But the change in in response to–at least partly– the result of a 2015 audit. Apparently investigators found that small handguns and other weapons that went undetected.

Last month, as many as 11 people reportedly walked through an open and unattended checkpoint at New York’s JFK Airport.

Airport security screeners found more firearms in carry-on bags one day last week than they ever had before on record: 21 across the country, the Transportation Security Administration reported on its blog last week.

That number surpassed the previous record of 18, set in 2014. Over the course of the whole week, TSA confiscated 79 firearms in carry-ons nationwide, 68 of which were loaded and 21 had a round chambered, meaning a bullet was ready to be fired.

Bruce Anderson, a TSA spokesman, told Bloomberg that individuals who were patted-down in the past will notice that the new measures will be “more involved.”

The report said that the new process will not increase airport delays, except for the person being patted-down. About 2 million people are subjected to TSA screens in the U.S., the report said.

Avoid flying. Hurt the bottom line.

Make them racial profile. Granny isn’t the problem, the Muzzie is.

TSA Agents Mistake Tranny “Woman” for Man, Apology Ensues (“She”‘s an ex-Navy Seal!)

“KRISTIN BECK” AFTER AND BEFORE WHEN “SHE” WAS A NAVY SEAL.
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TSA has groveled before the feet of the diversity gods, apologizing to “Kristen Beck” for their mistaking “her” for what he is, a him.

Lew Rockwell

I find myself in the thoroughly awkward, disgusting, and untenable position of defending the TSA. And I have a pathologically confused man who calls himself “Kristin Beck” to thank for it.

Beck used to be—get ready for it—a Navy SEAL back when he answered to his given name of Christopher. Then he decided to don a dress and some make-up, adopt a nom de lunacy, and pretend to be a woman. A quack apparently prescribed him hormones; Chris now bizarrely sports a bosom.

The finished product fools no one, not even the dimwits at the TSA. Ol’ Christopher in a plunging neckline and longer locks appears to be exactly what he is: a man in desperate need of a haircut who shamelessly shows off his monstrous décolletage. Chris and his fellow freaks may want to heed that adage about putting lipstick on a pig.

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At any rate, “the retired transgender Navy SEAL” was flying from Reagan National Gulag—sorry, Airport in DC to Kansas City “to give a speech to federal employees about gender sensitivity. It’s what she [sic] does”—oh, goodie. Aren’t you thrilled to know your taxes are paying this pervert to propagandize bureaucrats? On the other hand, does anyone more richly deserve having to listen to a narcissist natter on? And at least they’re not out there robbing us of more freedom while Candy-butt Chris bores them to tears—“ever since she [sic] … wrote a book about her [sic] life as a member of SEAL Team 6. She [sic] was featured in the CNN series, ‘Lady Valor.’” I’m always glad I don’t own a TV, but at times like these, I positively leap for joy.

Naturally, when Mr. Beck minced into the TSA’s porno-scanner, it saw a guy with all the wrong equipment and “flagged” him “for secondary screening.” He then

waited for one of two Transportation Security Administration agents — a man and a woman — to step forward and pat her [sic. I’ve tired of correcting the clowns that pass for journalists nowadays; please imagine a sic after each erroneous pronoun hereafter] down. Instead, they turned their backs to her and started whispering. But to Beck, it was clear what was happening. Despite her makeup, long hair and low-cut blouse, the agents thought she was a man.

Kristin Beck/ Warrior Princess

No, really? Yo, Beck: that’s because you are a man.

“I’m a female,” she said she told them. “It’s no big deal.”

Apparently, it was enough to prompt the the [sic] agents to call their supervisor, she said. When he arrived, the supervisor directed the male agent to pat “him” down in front of the security line, as everyone waited.

“These are my real boobs—

Way to go, there, Beck. Always good when a fake gal takes the high road.

–he’s not going to pat me down,” she recalls telling agents. “This is wrong. I’m a female, it says female on my Maryland driver’s license.

Stunning, isn’t it? We are so far sunk in statism that the morons among us actually determine sex based on Our Rulers’ corrupt judgement rather than their own bodies.

This is the real me.”

Ahem. One thing you’re not, Chris, is real.

According to Beck, the supervisor responded, “Then somebody pat him down.”

We can excoriate the TSA for any number of atrocities, but accurate pronouns ain’t one of ‘em. Nonetheless, this little scene reduced the former Navy SEAL to tears. Imagine what combat must have done to him.

Of course, having finally got something right, even if only its choice of pronoun, the TSA apologized, both informally–

Beck shared the incident the next day in her speech. Afterward, she said TSA employees came up to her and apologized. Not all employees are like that, they told her.

and officially–

A TSA spokesman said the agency has reached out to Beck to make things right. …

“We regret that Ms. Beck had a negative screening experience and apologize for any embarrassment or discomfort this experience might have caused. We have contacted Ms. Beck to discuss her concerns and will continue to work with her and other members of the transgender community to improve training and protocols,” said spokesman Bruce Anderson. “We are committed to ensuring that all travelers are treated with respect and courtesy. We continue to supplement standard operating procedures with training aimed at providing our officers with the tools they need to ensure they are sensitive to the needs of travelers and engage positively and appropriately with transgender passengers.”

Contrast this fulsome mea culpa with the lack of any remorse whatever when the TSA beat bloody an 18-year-old girl recovering from surgery for a brain-tumor. Not a one of its sociopaths apologized, informally or officially. In its sole and very terse comment on its brutality, the agency implied that its victim was at fault: “Passengers can call ahead of time to learn more about the screening process for their particular needs or medical situation.”

Moral of the story: if you wish to survive Amerika’s police-state, you’ll opt for medical treatments that tinker with your God-given sexuality rather than those that save your life.

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