Man asked to leave Southwest flight in Denver over tweet

By: Associated Press
July 23, 2014 Updated: July 23, 2014 at 12:16 pm
photo - A screen shot of Duff Watson's controversial tweet
A screen shot of Duff Watson's controversial tweet 

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis man and his two children were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight in Denver after he tweeted about a boarding disagreement.

Duff Watson says he has priority boarding because of his "A-List" customer status. But a gate agent didn't allow his two children, ages 6 and 9, to board with him Sunday on a flight to Minneapolis.

WCCO-TV reports Watson says he tweeted that the gate agent was rude and that his family was asked to leave the plane after reaching their seats.

Watson says the agent felt threatened and that his family could not return to the plane until he deleted his tweet.

The family was eventually allowed to re-board. Southwest said in a statement that it is reviewing the matter.

Comment Policy

LoginORRegister To receive a better ad experience

Learn more
You are reading 0 of your of 0 free premium stories for this month read

Register Today To get to up to 4 more free stories each and every month

  • Get access to commenting on articles
  • Access to 4 more premium pieces of content!
  • See fewer annoying advertisements
We hope you enjoyed your 4 free premium stories
Continue reading now by logging in or registering
Register Now
Already registered? Login Now