Mike Huckabee Was Quarantined in Nashville After American Airlines Flight

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has bragged about being a Delta Diamond Medallion though he really hates flying on their CRJ-200 regional jets.

The father of the White House Press Secretary flew American Airlines last night though, on American’s Los Angeles to Nashville redeye. On arrival though passengers weren’t allowed to enter the terminal.

Medical personnel responded to the aircraft, which was parked in a remote position, and everyone had to stay onboard for over two hours. A passenger on the plane had an illness and crew became worried about exposure. The individual had been cleared medically to fly however did not have any paperwork indicating this. So the airline and responding medical personnel took precautions to avoid spread of infectious disease.

Apparently the passenger was >a href=”https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2018/08/16/nashville-airport-flight-quarantined-mike-huckabee-aboard-american-airlines/1006286002/” target=_blank>talking to seatmates about their illness and that’s what triggered events.

Though it sure seemed that Huckabee’s initial tweet was unhappy with the situation (as well as the independent counsel’s Russia investigation) he ultimately applauded how everything was handled. As a regular Delta flyer Huckabee didn’t realize quarantine has been standard procedure for American flights whenever someone in coach bought a barbecue sandwich.

Although something tells me that if the sick passenger was Gwyneth Paltrow that everyone’s reaction would have been different. I think what he’s searching for here is the monkey in Outbreak.

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  1. Nothing to like about an unprincipled bigot. His existence runs off of annoying people who are actually trying to do good in the world. Should have kept him in quarantine indefinitely, he is a disease.

  2. Give the poor guv a break; he has to deal with having that lying spokeslady for the prez as one of his own….

  3. I’m always amused at how many former PEOPLExpress comrades make political diatribe on this travel forum. US is a combination of capitalism and socialism . . . Get over it and start being positive.

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