Glenn Beck Boycott: American Airlines In The Hotseat

    September 5, 2012
    Amanda Crum
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Glenn Beck isn’t known for keeping his opinions to himself, so when he’s unhappy with a service, the people in charge are going to know about it.

Beck says he was treated rudely on an American Airlines flight recently just because of who he is, and that the flight attendant refused to open his drink for him or speak politely even though that courtesy was given to every other passenger.

“My flight attendant nearly ?? merely barked the word “breakfast” when he came to me,” he said on his show. “When others were politely asked if they cared for anything to eat and given the choices, I was just barked at. When he delivered a soda, he slammed it down so hard, I hesitated to even open the can for fear that it would spray all over other passengers in the cabin. By the way, the other passengers, nobody else had to open their can. He opened it and poured it for them. Never once did he look me in the eye. Never once did he offer a kind or even a neutral word to me. 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. Oh, I had it. He put on quite a show as he fawned over the other passengers proudly and loudly performing his life story about being a former Israeli soldier and how he was so proud of the very liberal cities in America.”

Apparently the flight attendant wasn’t the first person to give Beck grief during that trip; he was also treated rudely in two different restaurants, and feels he didn’t do anything to invite those actions other than be himself. That conclusion was driven home when he realized the attendant hadn’t treated Beck’s family the same way.

“While he treated me as a subhuman, he treated my children nicely. So as I was deplaning, as he was standing next to the pilot, I said to him, “I want to sincerely thank you for not treating my children the way you treated me.” His response? “It was my pleasure. You deserved it.”

American Airlines has reached out to Beck via Twitter and says they are taking his experience very seriously, but Beck says he won’t be back.

“My family will never choose American Airlines again … if this is the kind of people that American Airlines likes to hire,” Beck said.


  • andrew

    he should just stay home

  • http://yahoo Rich

    Poor Glenn! Everyone is out to get him because he is a conned-servant!

  • http://www.sunnysfunnys.com Janet

    Mr. Beck is not the only person who receives rude treatment by the airlines. I had my service dog with me when coming back from Dallas and one steward told me I had to stay befind. When I let him know that was okay I did not mind, and ask what hotel they were going to put me in and for my food vouchers and my car, he changed his mind and suddenly I was allowed on board.
    Then the last time on my way to Des Moine, IA on a different airline I was wheelchair ridden and the attendant did not show up, I was put at the wrong gate, missed my flight, shuffled to an other flight, which they did not let me go on due to overbooking, then finally when the third flight showed up as overbooked, I on purpose sat where they told me not to, when they said they would call security, I said good and please call the press too. There was a moment of silence they suddenly they had an opening on that flight. When I boarded the other passengers applauded. Mr. Beck just stand up for your rights and you will do fine.

  • dan lightner

    I will never use American Airlines either. Liberals preach tolerance until they meet someone they don’t agree with. American cannot allow this type of behavior.

    • ron

      Liberals do try to preach tolerance, and sometimes don’t follow through…As opposed to the anti-tolerance preached last week at GOP convention. In this case the conservatives ARE probably more honest, they don’t believe in tolerance, nor equal rights for ALL…

      • Randi Young

        You think the conservative right is MORE tolerant than the liberal left??? You REALLY need to turn off Faux News and read a book!!! Sounds to me like you’re a part of the problem in this country. And for the record, I’m not even liberal.

  • Bryan

    I will never Use this Airline either just because of this.

  • Ryan Mergen

    So, the man who preaches division and hate has experienced some of the hate his divisiveness has caused, and now he’s wimpering along with a ‘well, I never…’ attitude. I got news for you Becky-poo- there’s tons of people that don’t like you, and I’ll bet some of them cook your meals. You should watch ‘The Help’ again, Mr. Two Slice. There are consequences to the blathering hate you preach, and urine for it now!!!

    • Jon

      I love all these people acting like how you feel as an individual should be allowed to interfere with your job. You’re a flight attendant, you have a duty to be hospitable and courteous, even if it’s someone you hate. There are plenty of people who are rude and deserving of this treatment on flights, and it’s utter bullshit that it’s ok that someone who wasn’t rude got this treatment simply because of his beliefs.

  • rob

    because you`re dbag that`s why they treated you like that , i will always use the american airlines .

  • skylar duncan

    Suck it up Glen…stop using any excuse for publicity. You are an AH and deserve to be treated as you treat others.

  • Tony

    Glenn lets see how American handles your case. Maybe they will do the right thing.

  • http://google Jim

    Any employee whose job it is to deal directly with our citizens on behalf of their employer and who acts in that manner to anyone, much less a celeb like Glen Beck, should be summarily canned. If he is not, it speaks volumes about that employers values.

  • Ruf

    Glenn who?

  • David

    I thought it was about boycotting Beck. I was all for that.

    • Randi Young

      Ha! Me too, David! I was laughing as I clicked the link, only to be slightly let down when I got here. Although, it’s pretty funny… ‘Waaaaahhh… that steward didn’t open my drink!’

  • larry

    Now I know which airline to ALWAYS choose – American – since the obnoxious Mr. Beck will not be on the plane. He treats so many people disrepectfully because of who they are and what they believe in but when someone does it to him, it’s not fair. boo hoo.

  • Arron

    And Conservatives preach tolerance, unless they do something that they disagree with. Beck has been plenty rude to plenty of people who did not deserve it. He’s the kettle calling the pot black.

  • Danny Baugh

    He’s crying and complaining that he was treated subhuman. Thats because the bastard is subhuman.

    • michael herring

      Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect while using an airline’s services, even if they are an obnoxious jerk!

      • Randi Young

        I can somewhat understand where you’re coming from, Michael. But at the same time, he treats anyone who disagrees with him as subhuman… What does he expect? And it really doesn’t sound like he was treated that badly at all. His biggest complaint was that his server didn’t open his drink for him–that’s a little pathetic.

  • YeahRytt

    This from the same guy who said on his radio show that Barbra Walters and Whoopi Goldberg kept him from getting a seat on an Amtrak train because they had reserved all the empty ones, THEN came on “The View” only to admit that he made the whole story up……Hmmm.

  • joann

    I think when you are rude person by nature others treat you rude. Maybe he should lead by example.

  • Bob

    So according to Glen, He was also treated rude in several other places.
    Glen, Isn’t that telling you something?__ People don’t like you! Including me.

  • ron

    Beck gets on the radio and formerly TV with his conspiracy theories and name calling daily. He will and has said anything that comes to his mind, regardless of how few if any facts support him, or whom he may insult or hurt.
    Now he is upset because of how was treated.Did the man call him a NAZI?, Communist, socialist?….etc….He and others like him, Rush, persist in believing their comments and insults publicly broadcast exist in a vacuum….

    • Jon

      So if you’re a political commentator that’s your job 24/7? This is what’s disgusting about modern politics and the people who follow them. WHAT PEOPLE SAY IS NOT JUSTIFICATION FOR MISTREATMENT. Instead of being a bitch whenever scapegoats get what you think they had coming, how about you focus your anger towards people who actually commit horrific acts and don’t just say horrific things? Still plenty of people left to hate on, I promise.

  • My

    He just got treated the way he treats everyone else. So whats the problem?

    • Arturo Gutierrez

      it takes an asshole for an asshole!

  • Adam

    Glenn Beck is a hate monger who should be publicly shamed. He treats everyone that is not like him with disdain and disregard and I’m glad he gets a taste of his own medicine every once in a while. Some say “liberals preach tolerance….” Its hard to be tolerant of ignorant hate preachers like Beck and quite frankly, no one should have to be tolerant of such folks.

  • mostafa

    LOL i wished i was working on that plane i would treat him like garbage because that`s what a hater deserves .

  • Robert

    I wonder why Glen is not loved by all Americans? He is so nice to everybody on his talk show. Not a bad word ever comes out of his mouth about anyone. He has never insulted anyone ever. I mean geez whiz.

    He should be treated like he treats Liberals on his show. You reap you you sow sir!

    • Randi Young

      You are SO right! Karma serves everyone equally. Perhaps he should have considered that before acting like a psycho. He’s a hateful derogatory person who deserves anything he gets in return.

    • Carl N

      Robert, It is obivous what side you are. 1 A liberal & 2 Never watched or heard Glenn Beck. Drinking the kool-aid of the democratic party.

  • the truth

    So thats how gay people act against someone they dont like

    just shows how militant the Dem party is

    no wonder the KKK’s root are in the Dem party ( look it up loser lefty)

    • Robert

      How did ‘Gay’ come into this? I didn’t read that anywhere.

    • Gary Van Soosten

      the truth! Please This is the way all gay people act? Of course GB never gives attitude! He is usually in such a sterile environment that his handlers keep him away from criticism! His success and wealth are tributes to the stupidity & ignorance of right wingers. He couldn’t even make it at FOX he was so off the wall! If you act like an ass like he does your going to get negative feedback .He has the right to his opinions but this is the price he pays for his extreme opinions!

  • Francois Roger Rudebeaux III

    GB is a dim witted DOOFUS. He is sooooo TYPICAL of the MORONIC mindset of soooooo many PATHETIC PUbbie putzes and other assorted conservo KOOKS and creeps!

    Btw, the Demmo Convention is ROCKIN’! You PATHETIC PUbbie putzes are gonna be a footnote-small one at that-once the convention is over!

    BHO fo’ano’fo’!

  • Angela

    That attendant should lose his job. The customer always come first.
    For those on this site that say Glenn is rude. He is not. He voices his opinions strongly, and if you don’t agree with them you call him rude.
    I have seen Beck at book publishing events and there were hecklers (few) in the crowd and he was polite and smiled at all.

  • karen

    you reap what you sow. how can you be surprised when you’re rude and insulting to so many people that one day you may get it back??

    • james

      It is not the job of the attendant (employee for someone else) to determine who he shows courtesy to. I fyou are one of those people who decide the kind of servie you provide people is based on who they are – then you are a bigot. I am sure you will only be polite to certain color people and only talk to someone who has the same language/accent as you do. At least your friends at the cross-burnings are accepting of your behavior.

    • james

      let me know the next time someone DARES to treat Al Aharpton with anything less than saintlyhood, lest they themselves be branded a 1950’s racist….

  • Matt

    Glen – Good luck!!! I will no Fly American Also!!!

  • Glenn S.

    I’m not a GB fan; far from it. However, he should be treated with the respect that every customer deserves.

  • Scootie

    Like him or not he deserves the same customer service as anyone else on the plane. I work in a customer service position and encounter many people that I don’t like and disagree vehemently with however as a representative of my company I still have to provide the same service to the likeable and the unlikeable.

  • http://msn.com carol

    The people that have been responding to glen in disrespect, are the people that don’t understand, what he trying to tell us about the goverment, and other important people that talk to us like we are stupid,he is only telling us the truth about what the goverment is covering up, because they think we DON’T need to no the truth !!!!!!!! I think Glenn Beck is wonderfull,for all the truth he would bring up on his tv show.I would vote for Glenn Beck for anything, anytime !!! BUT !! that is only my opinion, GOD, is the only one that can judge people, I don’t think he handed any of you that JOB !!!

    • Randi Young

      Glenn Beck wouldn’t recognize the truth if it hit him in the face.

  • Larry

    Time to put on some big boy pants, Glenn. You dish it out all the time…. Now you’re worried about a double standard?

    • Phil

      I agree, he can bash anyone and everyone, but say the wrong thing about him and he whines that he is getting treated “badly”. Belly up to the bar, Beck and grow up!

    • Randi Young

      Exactly! Hate breeds hate. The sooner conservative extremists (notice that I’m not saying this of ALL right-wingers) realize that nothing good comes from divisiveness and hatred, the better off this country will be!!

  • jojo

    hey beck, how about boycotting AA for sending good paying american jobs to china?

  • Nate

    First of all, let’s make it perfactly clear that American Airlines is a leftist libreral airlines. Second American airline will grant passage to an Arab terroist before the will let anyone with a diability on board so yes, American Airlines absolutly should not only be boycotted but should be put completely out of business.

  • loiscicero

    No one cares what Beck thinks. We are tired of his mouth.

  • Greg

    Got to love all the libatards, the party of “peace” and “love”, who hates those who disagree with what they believe, who want to harm those with the same rights as they do, to say and do the things to be hateful to all people. Yes I said all people, they lie to all, and believe the lies.
    Quit listening to media mutters.

  • Suzy

    American Airlines just became my new favorite airlines.

  • Jim Arellano

    Glen Beck was more than likely acting like the jurk he is.

  • Ron

    Well with Mr. Beck’s tendency to exaggerate who knows what really happened. I’m not fond of any of the big carriers but I would not boycott due to Mr. Beck’s treatment, true or not.

  • Tommy Lee Jones

    I thought Glen was going blind, when is that gonna take place? I feel sorry for his guide dog when it does, poor pooch will not have a good life.

  • Dave

    SPILL A DRINK ON HIM WHILE WEARING A SMILE!! Rather than being “rude” to Beck, perhaps servers and flight attendants across the world could “mistakenly” spill a glass of red wine on him. A national campaign of this sort would be wonderful!

  • mike

    beck has been treating other races like they were sub-human for years . nice to see him get a little this time. really sucks when a guy who lives to be in a completely controlled environment decides to ride like a normal person and gets treated like he treats others. I applaud the flight attendant, his convictions were worth more than his job. to bad back will kiss anybody’s butt who will pay him enough to do it

    • Stan

      You liberals really show your true colors in situations like this. I don’t care for Beck at all, but it is so funny how tolerant you people claim to be and yet show absolutely no common decency in a situation like this. This says much more about you than it does Beck! Probably all you know about Beck is from what you read about in the New York Times or some other CFR publication… If you ever learn to think for yourself you’d be surprised at how wonderful life can be!

    • hawaiianninja

      You obviously don’t listen to Glenn Beck at all. Glenn has never disparaged ANY race at all. He is, IMHO, anti-socialistic and anti-communistic, and anti-violence. He is also very pro-respect. He can be a little preachy at times, but it comes from a passion for “liberty” and “freedom”–both important American values.

  • harpman

    Not a fan of Mr. Beck but regardless, customers, ALL CUSTOMERS, should expect courtesy and respect.
    The flight attendant was wrong and a reprimand, suspension and warning is in order.

  • Dan

    If this guy gets fired from American, I will hire him. Hey Glen, you compared progressives and liberals to nazis. If I saw you on the plane, I would have poured the drink on your head. You were lucky.

    • Stan

      You’ve just proven your incredible tolerance… perhaps Beck’s so-called comparison to a Nazi is true in your case since you are showing yourself to be so unwilling to see him treated with common decency… Funny how the liberal true colors really shine in moments like these… What’s even funnier is that you probably will never see yourself as intolerant when you are the poster child for intolerance… what a complete buffoon!!! PS: I hope you spill your drink! OOF! You dolt!

  • Ray Workman

    It appears that Glen Beck can dish it out, but he can’t take it. If I were serving him on that flight he would be lucky that we didn’t hit turbulance and a new can of tomato juice didn’t spill all over him. “Oh, my, did I do that?”
    Glen, just take a long walk, off a short pier!

    • R

      Beck is a little, soft, whiney wuss that would be better off staying in the company of people like falin palin, Suck it up glenn….put on your big boy pants and live with it…….oh, can’t find the big boy pants…..not surprised.

    • Paco

      So, moron, does this mean that since I am conservative I can have accidents with gays, libs, etc. in my line of work? Seems to me you are justifying all sorts of “isms” here.

      Jerk. Typical idiot lib response.

  • Honest Alice

    The flight attendant was obviously liberal and gay. Beck is an asshole though, so I guess they cancel each other out.

    • Kathryn Paquette

      There is no evidence in this article that this flight attendant was gay. There was only evidence that it was a liberal male who personalized his attitude toward a passenger with insulting actions. Mr. Beck handled his irritation with great control, and tried to express his non-combative position by thanking the man for,t least, not taking it out on his family, as well. If American Airline accepts this male flight attendant’s actions as acceptible, people have every right to refuse to use their service for fear that something they believe, say, or do will trigger a similar response.

    • Syed Rizvi

      As you sow, so shall you reap.

  • Geri Cook

    Whatever happened to the Golden Rule. Do unto others as you would have them do UNTO YOU. It takes self-discipline to show decency to others when you feel animosity toward them. The male flight attendant should be dismissed, as his behavior was childishly rude. I think it was cruel to behave as he did in front of GB’s children. I hope American Airlines does the right thing in this case, as the FA was out of control.

    • billcasey

      I think I would have accepted the fact that American Airlines cannot be responsible for the opinions of others however; they are responsible.

  • http://yahoo Patricia Dunham

    I will never fly American again and would like to tell the person that called Glenn Beck a jerk that if he was as passionate about his views as Glenn is about being moral and right he would probably be called a jerk too

    • http://yahoo Patricia Dunham

      What has happened to the morals of this world what used to be right is wrong and what used to be wrong is right WAKE UP PEOPLE can you NOT see the BIG picture here.

    • http://yahoo Patricia Dunham

      That funny you cant even put your real name I would be ashamed too you hater of our God and earth

  • downwithjugears

    You dizzy Ngah turned inside out. I stopped all your BS when you had that Love-in at the capital and kissed the Martin Lucifer Queen followers until you sickened a Maggot. And where the Hell did you get the guy to super-impose that Jockey into Washington’s Boat crossing the Delaware. I use to go under that Picture every day I attended school for 12 years and no Ngah was in that boat anymore than one that fought in the Civil War until it was practically over.

  • Robyn

    I’m just wondering how he got an entire can of soda? My last 10+ flights I only got a little plastic cup full…not the whole can.

  • B2H

    I’m much more likely to boycott American over its judge-backed decision to abandon the contract they signed with their pilots. Whether we like unions or not, breaking a promise or a contract is not supposed to be the American way (be it the nation or the airline). I certainly don’t want to fly in planes flown by pilots who’ve just been screwed over.

  • willliam leddy

    Get over yourself my prince, we all suffer boo boos surfing this big blue orb.

  • amiljohn

    Everyone….everyone deserves “common courtesy”….the attendant should be fired if not providing an apology.

    • http://yahoo Patricia Dunham

      You go Lori

  • Lori

    Go Glenn!!! Those of you who say Glenn is a hater have never listened to him! And he’s nothing short of a lover of truth! Commenters, you should listen to him and form your opinion on your own rather than allowing the media or whomever the privilege! We have to think for ourselves, people!! Today’s issues are too important! Love your courage, Glenn! Woo Hoo! :)

    • Charlie O’Dwyer

      If Glenn were a minority, the ACLU would be on MSNBC (or is it BSNBC), CBS, ABC, CNN and right on down the line to point out how terribly minorities are treated. There is no need to look into antything other than what the delay is in terminating the employee. Oh! I forgot!! Can’t do that – – they have a union! Plus c’est la meme, plus c’est ne pas de change. Merde a toi to Unamerican Rudeflight Service to Hades. Would you like some seagull dropping with your chips Sir??

  • Stash

    Well AA Has lost 5 round trip flyers in my immediate family and I am going onto my facebook account where I have many many relatives, all will boycott the leftest Airline.

    • JK

      Wow, you are a clown. One guy gives him a hard time and may have just been a jerk…so THE WHOLE COMPANY IS LEFTIST???
      Nice work, your lack of intelligence is exactly what a political party wants! They’ll rob your 1st grade mind blind and all the while, you’ll love them to death. BRILLIANT!

      • Bill

        JK, aren’t you missing an ER?

        You accuse others of being clowns, lacking intelligence and having 1st grade minds yet demonstrate a complete misunderstanding of the concept underlying the Darwin Award. You are probably destined to someday be the recipient of a Darwin Award but you are certainly in no position to award one.

  • http://msn. ed

    Who is Gleen Beck???

  • GreyWo9lf38

    Lets get back to the real issue of the story! American Airlines seems to hire those folks who are less inclined to being courteous (or maybe who have less training ) than the majority of the other airlines.

    My experience is not as bad (or sad) as Beck’s but never-the-less as revealing. On a trip to Trinidad, no one on the flight was treated with anything but an attitude resembling “darn, do I really have to”.

    Oh, BTW, I am not a fan of Mr. Beck! He seems to be consumed with theories of conspiracy, gloom, doom and in general, despair. However, he strikes me as a rather mild mannered person; which would not make him deserving of the vitriolic attacks I am seeing here or the very negative attitude displayed by the cabin attendant.

  • Pam

    Well I’m not a Beck fan, but this flight attendant is in the profession of serving his customers, not making a statment about them. I’ve been in plenty of situations when I was serving the public and didn’t care for a particular customer, but it was my job to provide a service regardless of my feelings in the matter. And for those of you who think flight attendants should “accidently” spill a drink on him, you all disgust me! If I ever saw anyone treated that way, regardless of who they are or whether or not I knew them, I would contact the management of the airline and insist that peson be terminated immediately. Someone like that doesn’t belong in the service industry.

  • Hedy Soreco

    Those who accuse Glen Beck of hatred, sound like they are that way, themselves. Glen Beck is a proud American who KNOWS that our great country was founded upon biblical principles, by men who believed the bible and believed in God. Just because you don’t, doesn’t make it right. Our country was greater when we adhered to Judeo-Christian principles. When you take God out of ……. (anywhere), schools, for example, something always “replaces” what was removed, ie: guns, knives, violence. We need more respect in our country for the way it was founded and for who founded it.

    • Stan

      I love reading all the comments from TOLERANT liberals wishing ill on Beck… showing themselves to be the bigotted bunch of buffoons they really are! HA!

  • Stella

    While I agree that Beck is a jackass, it was the flight attendant’s job to be nice, difficult as it might be at times. With that said, I don’t know if I would have treated Beck any differently. Can’t stand the man.

    • Stan

      How can you liberals pretend to demand TOLERANCE when you are showing yourselves to be physically unable to show others common decency? Remarks like that prove that you are a bunch of hateful, biggotted buffoons. The bottom line is that we would live in a much nicer society if intolerant jackasses like that flight attendant could set aside their differences for a few short hours and show some common decency… Pretty difficult for everyone to get along when the bunch that shouts loudest for tolerance is unwilling to demonstrate it themselves!

    • http://Yahoo.com Annette

      Glen Beck should be boycott, he is a jerk!

      • Bill

        When your job (i.e. what you get paid to do) is to treat all passengers with respect regardless of your personal feelings toward them, you need to get fired when you purposely do not do your job. Isn’t that correct, Annette and Stella? That is what AA needs to do to this a-hole who behaved as if he owned the airline rather than hold a job as a nasty flying waitress. I think Mr. Beck needs to have the meanest of his lawyers contact AA about the enduring emotional distress he suffered as a result of this incident and also make this twit’s life many times as miserable as the twit made his plane ride. This outrage should not be tolerated and Mr. Beck has the money and the media to forcefully make that statement.

  • Patty

    Mr. Beck,most people have had issues w/different airlines at some time (if you travel). If we feel the need to make the problem known to those in authority then we write a letter. I agree w/many of Mr. Becks comments on political and social issues, but he needs to stop using the airways to tell the world he wasn’t treated kindly. He needs to grow up and realize he is not special…use the airways for real issues.

    • Pam

      Ok, just wait a minute. Suppose you went to a restaurant and found it not busy, but it took you 10 minutes to get seated. Then you sit for another 10 before they take your drink order. Maybe the food is cold and they never come around to see if you need anything else. Wouldn’t you let people know that you got really bad service from this restaurant? Beck just has a bigger audience than you and I have.

  • John

    It is NEVER ok to let ones personal beliefs interfere with the job that one is payed to do. The attendant should be terminated immediately. The job of an attendant is to provide courteous service to all, regardless of who they may be. The fact that many seem to think it is ok, is one of the main reasons we have devolved into a culture of churlishness and vitriol. Imagine the uproar if a conservative individual were to deny service to a gay couple, or a fire fighter decided not to rescue someone because of their race or religion. I’m not a Beck fan, but he has the right to express his opinion, and to enjoy the protections and considerations afforded to ALL citizens of this country, not just the ones we happen to like.

    • Pam

      I couldn’t agree more!

  • Chuck

    Look, I’m not defending the flight attendant. What that person did to Glenn Beck was not right. He should have done his job correctly and treated Beck like every other passenger. However, I wonder if Beck realizes at all that he may have brought that upon himself. He berates callers who don’t agree with him. He insults Democrats/Liberals because they don’t share the same beliefs as him. He’s done some pretty slime-ball things on the air. Sometimes karma bites you in rear end. Glenn Beck, like many pundits on both sides of the aisle, have forgotten the most important of all Christian Values–the Golden Rule. Treat others as you would like to be treated yourself. Glenn Beck does not treat others well on his show. He has said and done some very inflammatory things all in the name of “entertainment.” He has to expect that it doesn’t always make him well-liked by everyone in America.

  • Patty

    Mr. Beck,most people have had issues with different airlines at some time if you travel. If we feel the need to make the problem known to those in authority then we write a letter. I agree with many of Mr. Becks comments on political and social issues, but he needs to stop using the airways to tell the world he was not treated kindly. He needs to grow up and realize he is not special and use the airways for real issues.

    • Mari

      Patty! you are right on point. Glen Beck just wants attention, any kind. If that wasn’t the case, he should’ve complained to the airline. Most ordinary people wouldn’t have the clout to retaliate publicly. And another point, his own behavior attracts disagreement. Plus, there are far more important issues than Mr. Beck’s feeling slighted.

      • ILoveAmerica

        @Patty and @Mari, Mr. Beck did complain to the airlines and they have yet (as of last night) responded to him. He is not “using the airways to tell the world he was not treated kindly”. He was simply telling a story about his weekend. Unlike most of us, Mr. Beck has a job where he can do that publicly. You should try listening to his radio show sometime or read his books. He has a pretty good grasp on issues that are more important.

  • http://yahoo susan

    I have listened to Mr Glenn Beck on numerous occasions. He has said things that I agreed with and disagreed with. However his personal treatment by the american airlines crew member was uncalled for. Even though Beck does not agree with others he does not treat them in a disrespectful manner. I do not think this is a direct reflection of all american airlines employees, that would be unfair. The one employee in question should be fired. And Mr Beck should reconsider his postion with AA. He would want the same consideration for himself.

  • Paul Thoms

    Teehee— I’ve been boycotting AA since they closed the hub in St. Louis, I guess I’ll have to star booking some flights with them again. Glen Beck got the treatment he deserved, I hope the steward gets no punishment at all. Beck is a swine.

    • http://Yahoo Jae Lee

      Paul Thorn, you are a swine and American is probably thankful to not have your service.

    • rs

      Way to be inclusive you hypocritical fool! It’s America, we still have freedom of speech…oh that’s right. According to Obamanation, it’s only free if it agrees w/you & your progressives.

  • http://Yahoo Jae Lee

    I am so sorry Glenn Beck that this happened to you. You are a very divisive figure but many of us love you. I think though that you should consider that this was one employee on American Airlines and he should be fired immediately. But the airlines have apoligized and you have said before that we should maybe accept a sincere apology. I don’t think I would ever give my money to the two restaurants. Service is their business, not politics. You are a nice man and deserve better.

  • Mari

    Glen Beck is divisive and delusional, and I arrive at my conclusions by listening and watching him for years, not believing snippits from anyone. He can dish it out, but sure expects to be treated with respect and reverence.

  • http://yahoo securedog

    Glenn Beck should already be on the NO FLY LIST!!!!

    • rs

      You & your bigoted lot are sickening!

  • Bill Bro

    If, like me, you believe an American Airlines flight attendant acted in a manner inconsistent with FAA regulations, it would be wise to lodge a complaint in writing, citing the date and AA flight number. If a flight attendant behaved erratically, the FAA should be promptly informed. I am a pilot. The FAA will investigate. Unfit crew members will not be permitted to continue flying, believe me. Report it now. Simply note “erratic behavior inconsistent with passenger comfort and safety.” The FAA will likely interview the entire crew to find the offender.

  • Micki

    What if Mr. Beck was choking? Does that mean that it would be ok to let him die because his political views are different? All people should be treated with common courtesy and respect. This is discrimination of political views and beliefs and I think somewhere in our great constitution it says you are free to express your own political and religious beliefs. Sorry but AA should have fired this employee and also any others that treat their paying customers with such disrespect. I will not use them in the future and you can bet many others feel the same way.

    • HJ

      He wasn’t choking though…. I think Beck needs to man up here. He spews controversial and at times irresponsible things on the airwaves, people will obviously react. It comes with the job, if he dishes it out then he’s gotta take it as well.

      The fact that people are willing to boycott an American airliner is dumb. Who cares what happens to Beck? You base your decisions on what happens to well known figures?

      If I was buying tickets to a destination, and American Airlines was offering the best price, I wouldn’t tell myself “oh they disrespected Beck I can’t support them…” ya no…

      Beck and other talking heads will not influence my decision on things personally.

      • JVB

        @HJ: I won’t touch Delta Airlines with a 10 foot pole because of their treatment of a friend of mine who is “unknown” to the general population. Trust me, if you are treated like crap, as a paying customer, you won’t give your patronage to that company again. Think about it.

      • Pam

        Doesn’t matter. When you are in the service industry, you provide service. If you are ignorant enough to be incapable of serving all customers, then you should not seek a career in the service industry. That flight attendant should be terminated immediately.

  • Winston

    We haven’t, and won’t, fly American Airlines when there are better alternatives. And, by the way, that male flight attendant should be “history” by now or it means American A/L accepts his rude and obnoxious behavior.

  • rs

    Stand up to them, Glenn…that guy should be fired!!! Can you imagine what they would do to him if you were a muslim??? These “all-inclusive” progressives always show their true colors, one way or another. I don’t agree with you all of the time, Glenn, but everyone has a right to be treated respectfully! Keep up the good work.

  • Martin

    You all need to see the article about the Downs Syndrome kid out of LAX that they would not let fly. Said he was a risk. Google it.

  • Deborah Anne Turner

    It appears Mr.Beck was not just treated rudely, but in an abusive manner. Mr. Beck did not respond in a less than courteous manner to this employee. I feel Mr. Beck is justified in bringing the behavior of this employee to the attention of the flying public. We have choices, I for will not patronize a company who abuses customers for any reason. There was also an instance of American Airlines refusing a family with a Down Syndrome Child to board a flight recently. We have a choice, my choice is to never Fly American Airlines again.

    • Scott Stewart

      Deborah, I didn’t know you were there to see all this go down….do tell us everything.

      Oh,what, you were’nt there? Then how do you know “Mr. Beck did not respond in a less than courteous manner to this employee”?

  • Robert Crandell

    People still use American Airlines?

    • Tom

      I know, right?

  • sdgakatbk

    The attendent was definitely unprofessional but at the same time, if a person stirs things up in a divisive way and are in the public eye the way he is, this kind of thing should not be a surprise.

    • km

      You obviously have never watched him.

      • JVB

        @km… a bleeding heart who can’t handle factually supported news? You poor baby. Here, have a cookie.

    • Pam

      @sdgakatbk – When you are in the service industry, you should be willing to provide excellent customer service, regardless of how you feel about any particular customer. If you can’t do that, you should be fired. I’m sure there’s plenty of people who are looking for work who would be more than happy to do a better job.

      • sdgakatbk

        @Pam-you are correct. If things happened the way it was reported here, he should lose his job. And I certainly do not criticise someone for discontinuing use of an airline, store, service or whatever when there has been bad/rude service. I have done this more than once myself.

        @km-I have heard him rant and verbally attack people on his radio show and online. When I hear pundits do this on *EITHER* side of the political spectrum, I turn off the show. I consider this part of a problem and I do not need to hear that or take it in. I would rather hear the point they want to make about a particular issue and their thinking. Unless the real point is that the other side is scum or something like this. I believe both sides have valid points and concerns on most issues.

        @JVB-see above (@km).

  • ERic

    The flight attendant should just do his job! Glenn is a paying customer and there desires to be treated with the same respect as anybody on the plane. The flight attendant is not acting professional and should lose his job.

  • Marcia

    I am planning to fly on American in the near future. I am so very glad there is absolutley no chance I will be sharing the plane with this……”person”

    While I don’t condone rudeness from anyone, if it were ever warranted, it would be in this case. So perhaps he has a tiny taste of what his words make others feel like when he spews his venom rather than discussing issues in a rational and civilized manner.

    • JVB

      @Marcia you are nothing short of pathetic. No one cares what you consider to be venom. If your lack of intelligence and biased, kindergarten, views allow you to treat a person, with differing views, like trash then you are sick in your heart and in your soul if you even have one. I hope you have a miserable encounter, as a paying customer, in a public place. People like you make me sick. Have a great day.

    • JOyce Gregory

      And just WHAT vemonous remarks are you referring to? Glenn Beck has been a beacon of light and helpfulness to the American people and the American way of life. Just what you are referring to is beyond me. Maybe you have the wrong Beck.

    • Pam

      Please explain to me Marcia, why it is warranted EVER for a paying customer to be treated rudely? In every job I held in the service industry, we were told to always be polite and give excellent service to all customers. If this flight attendant can’t do that due to his own political bias, he needs to find another job.

  • Scott Stewart

    When does this guy just go away?

    Please, for the love of God, go away Beck.

  • http://yahoo.com Linda

    he Glen don,t let the jerks of the world get you dowb, american is known for being rude and acting like you should be glad to have a ticket to ride bull

  • apolakay

    People get the same treatment as they do to others. Having listened to some of Mr. Beck’s airwave tantrums I am not at surprised at the way he was treated by this individual. As the cliche goes, “what comes around goes around”.

    • Pam

      Again, doesn’t matter. This individual does not have the right to choose who does and who does not deserve service. His job is to provide service to ALL paying customers whether he likes them or now.

  • John

    Beck is right about American. Really bad and even deceptive people. My bag was rifled and items stolen. You would have thought I was the thief.

  • Captain America

    Glen Beck is a total azzwipe and should be treated as such everywhere he goes. He craps all over our society like an unbroken house pet. It is our duty to rub his nose in it. Suck it up tough guy.

    • chuck

      thats the airline i will fly nowon

    • JVB

      @Captain America. Are you braindead or just a useless, unemployed, product of the far left? Anyone who is incapable of swallowing the facts, that undermine everything our current administration does, is just a pathetic, little, puppet wearing a pair of the proverbial rose colored glasses mailed courtesy of the socialist left. Change your name, Einstein. You depict absolutely nothing that makes America great. You can go cry to big daddy in the White House now. :)

  • Rick

    Beck is a freakish oddball. Are their repercussions for being obnoxious? Part of a machine including Fox and Rush that preach intolerance, propaganda and facilitae misery war and death. Its no exaggeration that people die from the stupidity of the GOP. Vote to keep the Koch Brothers rich and beck goes on air and puts out paranoia to his fellow idiots. STOMP on Beck, swear at Rush and call Bush Rumsfeld and Cheney war criminals and take Fox off the air

    • Tom

      It’s good to see objective, clear thinkers such as yourself expressing their opinions.

      America’s future is bright!

      (I know, I know, sarcasm is lost on people like Rick, more’s the pity).

  • Mark

    Pearl Harbor, 9/11, and Glen Beck not getting his soda opened. The three big tragedies in American history. You reap what you sow, Glen.

  • rhonda

    I don’t care if you like Beck or not. Beck should have been treated like the other passengers on the plane and especially in- front of his children The flight moron should be fired! You have a problem with Beck then call his radio show and tell him off!

  • surscheler

    American Airlines is one of the worst airlines ever most probably because of their unions. I fly this airline only because there is no other choice. Their customer service is horrible to non existent. I have nver had a flight on American that went smoothly. The are used to going in markets low balling , running the competition out of business then jacking up the rates to twice or three times what they were while the service gets worse. My hope is that if they get bought out by United and the unions are out of it, hopefully their customer service will get better.

  • American Splendor

    I think we should wait until we get the facts. People like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh like to stretch the truth (or outright lie) about things so until we get all the facts we cannot simply take his word for it.

    If it turns out that Glenn Beck is right then I will be the first one to call American Airlines crap. But this just stinks to me of Glenn Beck looking for attention

  • Toby

    Beck dishes it out to everyone who doesn’t think like him. He makes his money being mean spirited and pretending to poison politicians he doesn’t agree with.

    Opening your own soda? Poor freaking baby. He’s lucky he’s not in prison for inciting violence against people.

    • Pam

      When exactly did he incite violence. Admittedly, I’ve rarely listened to him, but I’ve never heard of him inciting violence.

  • Mark

    Beck is such a tool! I’ve never flown American, but I will now.

    • Pam

      Because they gave him bad service? That shouldn’t be done to anyone that paid for a ticket, and I’ll probably look elsewhere for transportation. To allow anyone to be treated like that regardless of their political views tells me that this flight attendant should seek a career in another industry. Bad customer service is bad customer service.

      • mister


        • jane

          If the rude flight attendant belongs to the flight attendants’ union, I imagine his job is safe, no matter how awful he acts.

  • http://roadrunner dorothy

    i liked hedys response we all have rights and they should be respected

    • Hedy Soreco

      Thank you.

  • Robert

    I will avoid American Airlines whenever possible. I have written to American Airlines to express my displeasure. I encourage everyone to write to American Airlines and to avoid flying with them.

    • Laugh Out Loud

      Baaa Baaa Baaa

      Good sheep, good sheep. No, wait: BAD sheep, BAD sheep! How can you boycott Uh-MUR-i-cuhn Airlines, the patriotic flag carrier for our skies? How can this be??!! Oh, Lord: the dismantling of our country is even worse than we thought…..

      • http://webpronews richard fisher

        Seems like if you hear from other people about beck. It must be true..don’t always agree with him but do always research his topics and hes usually way ahead of the useless state owned press who are enablers for those that they like

  • Jasime

    I tend to avoid AA if left with reasonable alternate schedules but now I will go out of my way not to use them.

    AA filed bankruptcy late 2011 and sour employees like this gentleman are part of the equation. Enjoy your unemployment as you reflect back on how you let your personal bias ruin your employers reputation.

  • Perry

    if i were the attendant i would have dumped it on you…subhuman?…you mean how black people have been treated ever since early “Americans” brought us here?…it sucks being treated like that, huh?

    • liz peters

      it was your brothers who sold you not us. get plugged in….it is not all about you even thou you think it is. get a job get your own money. quit breeding.

      • Laugh Out Loud

        Wow, Liz: Glenn Beck couldn’t have said it better. Oh, and while you’re at it, please take your own advice and remember not to breed. The Republican Party has enough rock slitherers like you to last a lifetime.

  • evelyn

    Customer service should not reflect one’s political impressions. As an employee we need to reflect the values of our company and if we cannot, then we should move on. It is disappointing that didn’t happen.

  • Chris

    I agree that the flight attendant should have not treated Mr Beck in this manner but I still will fly AA. There are thousands of great employees that work for AA. If we let the actions of one employee change our opinion of a company, we’d never shop anywhere, use any cell phone service provider, have a checking account with a bank……you see where I’m going?

  • chris

    Bravo AA – I will ride you anytime I can. Beck is the lowest form of life we have on our planet.

    • mister

      Great remark. So we can assume you would spit in his food if you were a cook or key his card if you were a parking lot attendant
      just because he is who he is?

    • Tom

      Not only that, but we have carte blanche to do the same to you, because your opinions don’t agree with mine!

  • arthur

    if anyone remembers he said barbara walters was rude to him she confronted him on her show he had lied you need to figure were your source of news comes from and then decide if its true check out youtube its on there

  • Laugh Out Loud

    I love it! American Airlines is embarking on a new campaign to fill up its planes in bankruptcy by getting rid of the smug, self-important bastards like Glenn Beck and Alec Baldwin that make it such a pain to fly in the first place. Way to go, American! Who’s next? Kanye West?

    On a more serious note (or not), I’m sure the flight attendant’s treatment of Beck had everything to do with Beck’s political views and nothing at all to do with the fact that he’s a pompous, arrogant windbag. I’m looking forward to flying on American, now that Beck and his low-IQ idiot followers won’t be on board.

  • Jared

    It’s very entertaining to read the comments written by Beck haters.
    You say that he deserves it because of his venomous, hate inciting words? I can just tell by the way you speak how kind and loving you all are. Hypocrites.
    It doesn’t matter whether or not you agree with his views or with how he presents things. NO ONE should be treated that way. NO ONE.

    • Laugh Out Loud

      Funny, Jared, because “No one should be treated that way” is exactly what I think when I hear Glenn Beck railing against his newest Public Enemy Number One. Where’s the love and compassion in what he says, hypocrite?

  • CindyP

    Ok, so he was treated rudely, just like the rest of us, welcome to real life.

  • K.Connell

    I recently went to dinner with friends. The owner of the restaurant had a screen up that was showing an inane “movie” of President Bush speaking as pictures of Nazi Germany (replete with gruesome scenes from Dachau) faded in and out to be replaced with faces of different “minorities” e.g. gays, Hispanics, Muslims. At some point, the background morphed into the recent GOP convention with scenes of Romney, Ryan etc. fading in & out.

    At that point, I excused myself from the table & spoke with the restaurant’s owner. I told him his choice of entertainment was offensive & not the kind of thing that showed respect for his guests.
    His reaction astounded me. He said that “This is America” ( as if that was Breaking News) and this was HIS expression of free speech.

    I explained to him that HIS expression of “free speech” ought to be moderated by common courtesy for his diners. And that anyone who was too stupid to understand that was too stupid to prepare MY dinner.

    And anyone who employs an ignoramus such as Mr. Beck has described is waaaaay too stupid to run an airline.

    • jane

      Regardless of the political slant, seeing concentration camp atrocieties is gross enough without doing so while eating. Maybe if you had vomited on other diners he would have gotten the message.

  • Dave

    You people are missing the point. First of all, the airlines suck! They are one of the few business that is charging more and giving less. Now, as bad as the airline industry is, amearican airlines is the worst. The company should be shut down, they, obviously, don’t know how to run a business, mush less an airline. The list of wrongs they have done is long, too long to list here. american airlines is the worst!!!!!