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This is ridiculous. We're not allowed freedom of speech anymore apparently. Why are we permitting a CORPORATION to act like the law enforcement? I would have refused to delete the tweet and remove myself from the flight.
I agree, I guess the 1st Amendment declares the right to free speech. Now, if you look on the back of the Constitution there appears to be an exception to people who use twitter. Guess I didn't see that asterisk in the actual amendment on the front. Twitter has recently been the cause for all kinds of scrutiny that leads to losing jobs, getting fines, and some even going to jail. If Twitter were to shut down, would it be better for the world, specifically USA?
I don't think most people understand what free speech means.
You cannot just slander someones name on the Internet(or anywhere) without just cause. If you are going to point fingers then you need facts to back it up.
There is no reason for the airline to refuse him early boarding if he paid for early boarding passes. "kids" 6-9 are not kids and they also require priority tickets.
Ultimately what the flying **** does it matter who gets on first (other that disabled people etc. with legitimate movement problems) the plane wont leave until everyone i[censored]ard.
A healthy man with two sons whining like a little girl because he wasn't able to get on before the rest of the passengers just screams of immature belligerent a-hole.
Yeah, freedom of speech. He should be allowed to tweet what he wants. He's probably kind of an asshole and whining about stupid problems, but she should still be able to speak his mind.
Hmm. I think it's dumb they asked him to delete the tweet. Also, there are PR people for companies...it doesn't take long for someone to see the tweet and take action quit to squelch the negative feedback, especially when it states the company and the individual's full name and location.
However, the guy was being a big a-hole. If he had just waited with his kids since his kids were in a different priority, all of this would be avoided.
Most people would wait with the later people in line if they are family and people tend to be nice enough to move out of a seat if someone needs all three for family.
Both sides are at fault here and it's really bad all around.
@lipe123 I don't think wanting what you paid for makes you immature and belligerent. The concept of it is stupid yes but when you think about it if he paid extra for this priority status or whatever then he has a right to complain why pay for something but not get what you want.
Anywho i don't like southwest. Extremely annoying commercials. I must admit i always laugh when i hear stories like this.
wow, don't fly southwest i guess.
They forced him to delete the tweet? What a effing c**t! You can't make someone miss their flight just because they said something you didn't like.
Ahh, the good old Streisand Effect.
Attendant deserved it. Seriously though.... they're freaking kids AND he had high status. Wth was her problem? I would have put it back online, right as the plane started to take off lol.
Normally rude behavior by a passenger should not be rewarded but who made SW Airlines the Tweet Police? Sharing this one with my friends around the world.