Ann Coulter Rages At Delta For Booting Her From Reserved Airplane Seat

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Conservative commentator Ann Coulter launched an aggressive tweetstorm Saturday against Delta Airlines after the company allegedly gave her seat away - at one point referring to the airline as a "suck-a-" company that "spends all this $$$ on handsome aircraft & then hire Nurse Ratchets as flight attendants & gate agents".

Here is what reportedly happened: Coulter was flying to West Palm Beach, Florida, from New York's LaGuardia airport when she changed her originally booked window seat to an aisle on the same exit row within 24 hours of the departure.

A spokesperson for Delta told Mic that the airline has reached out to Coulter to address her complaint, and clarified that she was moved to another seat in the exact same row - just not the specific seat she preselected.

Coulter called the woman who was given her seat "dachshund-legged" and said that Delta employees are comparable to prison guards, animal handlers and Stasi policemen.

Delta responded to Coulter on Twitter on Sunday night that it was refunding her the extra $30 she paid for her preferred seat.

Coulter then took a picture of the woman who was given the seat, and said she was "not an air marshal or tall person". She also quipped that Delta's motto is: "How can we make your flight more uncomfortable?" Coulter also tweeted that she was still waiting for an explanation. "Her actions are unnecessary and unacceptable", it read.

Did Coulter overreact? Should a company still be held accountable to offer consumers what they paid for?

Delta said that while some confusion related to seating assignments had taken place initially, all of its passengers complied with the request made by the flight attendant to move to the seats that were listed on their individual tickets.

"Delta expects mutual civility throughout the entire travel experience", the statement said.

Coulter, being the avid tweeter that she is, spotted Delta's response and fired a few more of her own.

During her Twitter onslaught, Coulter referred to some of the Delta crew members as "Nurse Ratchets" - alluding to the main villain in the classic 1975 film, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, as reported by The Washington Post.

Soon after Coulter blasted Delta on social media slamming the airline, Twitter users reacted with memes.

Gillian Brockell, a former flight attendant, defended Delta when she wrote: "I can say there are a lot of "emergency" reasons to put a family together".

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