Nearly a decade ago I wrote about former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s Delta Diamond status. If you’re based in the Southeast you’re probably a Delta customer, and Little Rock is just 450 miles from Atlanta. (Whether Delta comps elite status for Arkansas politicians the way they do in Georgia is unclear.)
Huckabee has a love-hate relationship with Delta, occasionally complaining about their telephone reps. Today he let it be known on Twitter than he was sitting in coach. And he was none too happy about the experience — joking about the passenger killed on Southwest to make his point.
This week a Southwest Airlines passenger died as a result of an uncontained engine failure on a flight from New York to Dallas. But Huckabee feels that at least sitting in Delta coach he can’t be sucked out of the plane, since he’s packed in so tight.
So-called “comfort” seat on @Delta CRJ200 so uncomfortable they should pay ME extra to sit in it. Good thing?We’re packed so tight in this sadistic sardine can that we can’t get sucked out of the plane! We’d never get pried out of these seats. Know a chiropractor in Evansville?
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 19, 2018
In case he deletes it, here’s a screen shot:
The piece that doesn’t fit here — aside from the taste of it all — is that he says he’s flying a 50 seat regional CRJ-200 which doesn’t really offer a Comfort+ section. Perhaps he’s in the exit row. Most likely he was flying Delta flight DL5207 operator by Endeavor Air from Atlanta to Evansville. I’m sure we’re all glad he survived the harrowing 350 mile flight.
Ann Coulter, by the way, didn’t like her seat on Delta either.
(HT: The Winglet)