A passenger on Delta Air Lines Flight 248 from Atlanta to Allentown, Pa. has been banned for life from ever traveling again on the carrier after he was apparently overcome by the urge to profess his support for President-elect Donald Trump to his fellow travelers, and in a way that clearly had many of them on edge.
As the unidentified passenger stood in the aisle and clapped, he shouted various anti-Hillary Clinton and pro-Trump declarations. Here’s a sample:
“Donald Trump, baby! We got some Hillary b-----s on here? Come on, baby! Trump!”
And a little more:
“Donald Trump is your president, every God D--- one of you! If you don't like it, too bad!”
The passenger returned to his seat, and there were apparently no further disruptions during the flight.
Addressing the incident in a memo to employees, Delta CEO Ed Bastian wrote, in part:
“This individual displayed behavior that was loud, rude and disrespectful to his fellow customers. After questioning the customer, our team members made the best decision they could given the information they had and allowed him to remain on the flight. However, if our colleagues had witnessed firsthand what was shown in the video, there is no question they would have removed him from the aircraft. He will never again be allowed on a Delta plane.”
In addition to banning the man in question from any future travel with Delta, the airline is giving every passenger on that flight a full refund on the price of their tickets.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large