A very lucky man will never have to fly Delta again after his pro-Trump rant aboard a plane was captured in a video that has since gone viral. The worst airline ever, which is apparently being run by the PC police, announced Monday it would ban him for life after media backlash surrounding his behavior reached a boiling point early this week. If this is all it takes to never suffer aboard another Delta flight again, I might go on a loud political rant myself.
For what it’s worth, I would rather share a plane with this man than a screaming baby any day. When flying Delta, which American consumers respect less than they do cigarette manufacturers, loud passengers are the least of your problems. John Mulaney sums up the universal Delta experience here.
In short, Delta sucks, and it’s not because of their noisy passengers, but because of their reputation as cheap jerks who bargain shop for used jets.
On a serious note, Delta’s decision to ban this man FOR LIFE after he was obnoxious for 43 seconds seems rather extreme. Yet of course the media offered a golf-clap of approval. CNN called the loudmouth passenger “abusive,” and a writer for New York Magazine and The Daily Beast, which was one of the first to publish the video, tweeted that the ban was “good news.”
So it’s fine if an airline bans a customer who likes the president-elect or for a company to threaten its employees with termination for holding a favorable view of that politician, but it’s not okay for cake bakers to refuse to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding on religious grounds? I’m going to need a guide to keep up on when it is and isn’t okay for a company to refuse service.