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Glenn Beck Boycott: American Airlines In The Hotseat

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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.

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Glenn Beck Boycott: American Airlines In The Hotseat
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  • 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!!!!!