ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- Delta Air Lines is apologizing for not removing a passenger from a flight to Pennsylvania who rudely professed his support for President-elect Donald Trump and insulted those who didn’t.
The (Allentown) Morning Call first reported on a video posted on Facebook by a fellow passenger on Flight 248, traveling from Atlanta to Allentown on Tuesday. The video shows the man standing in the aisle, yelling and insulting Hillary Clinton supporters.
In the video, the man asks loudly: “We got some Hillary b*****s on here?”
Referring to Trump’s victory, he says: “If you don’t like it, too bad.”
(Below is video purporting to show more of the encounter. WARNING: Some may find the language in the video offensive.)
Delta said on its website Saturday that it is “sorry to our customers who experienced this disruption.”
“We have followed up with the teams involved and all agree that this customer should not have been allowed to continue on the flight,” the statement said. “Our responsibility for ensuring all customers feel safe and comfortable with Delta includes requiring civil behavior from everyone. The behavior we see in this video does not square with our training or culture and follow up will continue so we can better ensure our employees will know they will be fully supported to make the right decisions when these issues arise.”