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Delta tells Ann Coulter her insults are 'unacceptable'

Posted 1:05 p.m. Monday

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2012, file photo, Ann Coulter gestures while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington. Delta pushed back at Coulter after the conservative commentator berated the carrier on Twitter over a changed seat assignment for a July 15, 2017, flight from New York to West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

— Delta Air Lines has pushed back at Ann Coulter after the conservative commentator berated the carrier on Twitter over a changed seat assignment.

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.

She joked that Delta hires people who seek to be prison guards, animal handlers or East German police. She also tweeted a photo of a woman she said took the seat she booked and labeled her "dachshund-legged."

Delta responded to Coulter on Twitter on Sunday night that it was refunding her the extra $30 she paid for her preferred seat. It added that "your insults about our other customers and employees are unacceptable and unnecessary." In a separate statement on its website, the company called Coulter's comments "derogatory and slanderous."

Coulter was moved to a window seat at the time of boarding as the airline was "working to accommodate several passengers with seating requests," Delta said in the statement. Delta said that during some confusion over the assignments, a flight attendant asked everyone to move to the seats listed on their tickets. Coulter and the other passengers complied, according to the airline, and the flight departed.

Coulter continued her online rant against Delta on Monday.

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  • Arthur Raleigh Jul 18, 11:17 a.m.
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    Meanwhile, babies are dying the USA from lack of medical care and she only focuses on her own needs.. Typical!

  • Johnny Priest Jul 18, 10:11 a.m.
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    I haven't seen the photo of the woman but no Coulter shouldn't have posted it. That being said Delta is wrong. They have a program where you pay extra and pick the seat you want. That would seem to be a contract that they violated. So IMO it's not the $30 they should refund but the entire airfare amount. Once you sell something to someone, in this case a seat, you shouldn't be able to take it back. If there is a problem with seating that's not really Coulter's problem but the airlines problem.

  • Janet Ghumri Jul 18, 9:58 a.m.
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    She's a victim, and has the right to post someone else's photo for taking the seat that the flight attendants told her to sit in? Get your big girl panties on, and stop whining

  • Anna Temple Jul 18, 8:11 a.m.
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    Like many of her ilk. Self-righteous indignation is her modus operandi

  • Arthur Raleigh Jul 18, 8:05 a.m.
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    Trashy spoiled little girl

  • Kevin O'Donnell Jul 18, 7:23 a.m.
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    Coulter took a photo of the woman to which Delta supposedly gave her seat. I wonder if that woman can take legal action against her for the photo going all over the internet??

  • Edwin Duncan Jul 17, 10:27 p.m.
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    Worst airline in my experience

  • Linda Tally Jul 17, 6:38 p.m.
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    With any luck, she won't be flying Delta anymore - which will be a blessing to any other Delta passengers.

  • Janet Ghumri Jul 17, 5:59 p.m.
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    Ann, the world at large does not center around you. Seat shaming is uncalled for. Posting photos of the person in 'your' seat?? Really?? You didn't 'buy' a seat, you bought a space on the flight. I'm sure Delta is looking forward to you not flying them again.

  • Jeffrey Derry Jul 17, 4:33 p.m.
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    Ann Coulter needs to chill