Glenn Beck has vowed to permanently boycott American Airlines after he was treated badly by a flight attendant during a recent flight on the airline.
Beck, a conservative media personality, announced on his radio show that he plans to never fly American again, stating his preference to boycott the carrier outright, reports The International Business Times.
Beck’s announcement quickly yielded an apology from the carrier as well as a promise to find out what exactly happened in the incident. The radio show host talked on Tuesday about his experience with the airline on a flight from New York City to Texas.
The airline attendant reportedly treated Glenn Beck as if he was “blacklisted.” Part of the show’s context reads:
“My flight attendant nearly ‑‑ merely barked the word ‘breakfast’ when he came to me. When others were politely asked if they cared for anything to eat and given the choices, I was just barked at … 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.”
CBS News notes that Beck’s rant and promised boycott immediately prompted an apology from American Airlines, with spokesman Matt Miller saying:
“We are sorry for the experience Mr. Beck had on a recent flight. The comfort and satisfaction of our customers are very important priorities to us and we take these matters seriously. We have reached out to Mr. Beck’s office and are actively looking into the situation.”
Glenn Beck’s boycott of American Airlines came with the following promise:
“My family will never choose American Airlines again … if this is the kind of people that American Airlines likes to hire.”
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