Skip to comments.Glenn Beck Boycott: American Airlines In The Hotseat
Posted on 09/05/2012 5:36:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Glenn Beck isnt known for keeping his opinions to himself, so when hes unhappy with a service, the people in charge are going to know about it.
Beck says he was treated rudely on an American Airlines flight recently just because of who he is, and that the flight attendant refused to open his drink for him or speak politely even though that courtesy was given to every other passenger.
My flight attendant nearly ‑‑ merely barked the word breakfast when he came to me, he said on his show. When others were politely asked if they cared for anything to eat and given the choices, I was just barked at. When he delivered a soda, he slammed it down so hard, I hesitated to even open the can for fear that it would spray all over other passengers in the cabin. By the way, the other passengers, nobody else had to open their can. He opened it and poured it for them. Never once did he look me in the eye. Never once did he offer a kind or even a neutral word to me. I had service unlike I have never had ever before in my life, and I have had rude service before. I lived in New York City. I have never had service that was specifically designed to make me feel subhuman. Oh, I had it. He put on quite a show as he fawned over the other passengers proudly and loudly performing his life story about being a former Israeli soldier and how he was so proud of the very liberal cities in America.
Apparently the flight attendant wasnt the first person to give Beck grief during that trip; he was also treated rudely in two different restaurants, and feels he didnt do anything to invite those actions other than be himself. That conclusion was driven home when he realized the attendant hadnt treated Becks family the same way.
While he treated me as a subhuman, he treated my children nicely. So as I was deplaning, as he was standing next to the pilot, I said to him, I want to sincerely thank you for not treating my children the way you treated me. His response? It was my pleasure. You deserved it.
American Airlines has reached out to Beck via Twitter and says they are taking his experience very seriously, but Beck says he wont be back.
My family will never choose American Airlines again if this is the kind of people that American Airlines likes to hire, Beck said.
(TWEET GRAPHICS AT LINK)
Glenn Beck @glennbeck
I am investigating whether I am going to do another hour on @americanair.
Key word describing the flight attendant: “he”
So he was treated rudely by flight attendants, just like the rest of us.
This is the last thing that American Airlines need when they are trying to prevent a takeover from US Air...
Glen’s a Mormon, right?
So obviously Atty Gen Holder will file a discrimination suit on his behalf, right?
Then maybe they should supervise and/or train their employees better. Did that guy actually think that Glenn Beck, who is second only to Rush Limbaugh on the radio and has a pretty vast media empire, would just “take it” and not push-back? Or was he trying to sabotage his own company for some reason? One-third of the people in this society listen to Beck. Tuff t*tty about that takeover thingee.
Kicking that Downs Syndrome kid off a flight isn’t going to help them either. I could see a certain Mrs. Palin ripping a strip of hide out of them.
The flight attendant sounds lite in the loafers, so it’ll probably be the other way around. A twofer, in Eric’s world.
“he” is probably a raging muddmover.
Didn’t hear about that incident.
Hmm. I have been flying since 1953 (on a DC7) and have never yet been treated rudely by a flight attendant. In fact one of them in the late 70's invited me to go home with her.
Maybe you have some kind of personal problem...
I’m guessing when the dust clears, it will turn out the flight attendant was a homosexual having a hissy fit.
I agree... Tuff titty... It is AA fault..
“Hatred of the good for being the good” is a subject covered by Ayn Rand. See it at http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/envy-hatred_of_the_good_for_being_the_good.html
Well, here’s hoping it costs the little bas***d his job. My wife tells the story of her and her father receiving horrific and rude service in a restaurant. He left a penny and a note on the table which read: “Every waitress deserves a tip. Here’s yours. Find a new profession.”
Fly the surley skies!
“In fact one of them in the late 70’s invited me to go home with her.”
I’m impressed she was still frisky at that age.
(BTW - I agree with you, never been treated poorly myself either.)
“Key word describing the flight attendant: he”
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