Delta Air Lines has banned a passenger who shouted pro-Donald Trump and anti-Hillary Clinton remarks at fellow passengers on a flight last week, he airline’s chief executive said.
CEO Edward H. Bastian said in a memo published on Delta’s website that other travelers on the flight Nov. 22 would receive refunds for their tickets.
“This individual displayed behavior that was loud, rude and disrespectful to his fellow customers,” Bastian said. “We must require civility on our planes and in our facilities.”
In a video recorded by a passenger aboard the flight, the man can be seen standing up and shouting.
"We got some Hillary b-tches on here?," the man asked as he stood in the aisle of the crowded Delta flight. "Donald Trump, baby!"
The flight was headed from Atlanta to Allentown, Pennsylvania. At least one person filmed the incident and posted video online. It has since been viewed millions of times.
"Donald Trump is your president. Every god--mn one of you," the man continued. "If you don't like it, too bad."
Bastian said Delta team members made the best decision they could when they allowed the man to remain on the flight.
He then added, “If our colleagues had witnessed firsthand what was shown in the video, there is no question they would have removed him from the aircraft. He will never again be allowed on a Delta plane.”
Watch video of the rant below. (WARNING: Video contains adult language.)