Young Turks host kicked off American Airlines flight because captain wasn’t ‘comfortable’ (VIDEOS)
Management at @AmericanAir just kicked me off a flight to Miami because I complained the flight was delayed for 4 hours. Never got on plane.— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) April 9, 2016
Imagine any other industry where they make you wait 4 hours for service, then deny you service, then keep your money. @AmericanAir service!— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) April 9, 2016
The presenter, along with a group of other passengers, was seen angrily arguing with airline staff during a four-hour delay in one of the videos he uploaded to Facebook.
Uygur then said he was informed by a supervisor that “the captain didn’t feel comfortable” with his behavior and he was not allowed to board the plane.
“They kicked me off the plane,” he told his viewers. “Isn’t that unbelievable? One of the supervisors came out of vindictiveness and decided, ‘no that’s it, I’m going to kick you off the plane.’ She made up an excuse about how the captain didn’t feel comfortable with me there.”
American Airlines just kicked me off the plane! Gross, horrific incompetence!Posted by Cenk Uygur on Saturday, 9 April 2016
“You guys saw the video,” he added. “The captain wasn’t there.”
It wasn’t long before “CenkOnAPlane” began trending on Twitter.
Did I really spend half my Saturday watching videos about #CenkOnaPlane?— David Koller (@davekoller) April 9, 2016
The liberal presenter was able to catch a later cheap flight with JetBlue.