DENVER (CBS SF) — Southwest Airlines is doing damage control after a passenger and his two children were asked to leave a Denver flight over a Twitter post.
Duff Watson and his two kids were on a flight from Denver to Minneapolis Sunday when a gate agent told him he would have to wait to board later.READ MORE: South Bay Congressman Welcomes Afghan Refugees Arriving in Fremont
Watson is an A-List Member, which means he gets priority boarding.
Watson posted to the San Francisco-based Twitter about the allegedly rude agent, and when the airline found out, the family was asked to leave the plane.READ MORE: 4.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Los Angeles
“He said her safety feels threatened because of what I tweeted,” Watson said.
Watson says he was forced to delete his tweet before he could fly.
Southwest apologized, and said it is investigating the incident.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Mayor Defends Criticism After Video Catches Her Dancing Maskless at Night Club
All three received $50 vouchers, but Watson says he won’t fly the airline again.