Imagine heading to the airport with your spouse only to find out your ticket has been “voided.”
Already in a rush, you’re forced to wait for airline agents to “get their manager” to figure out why you aren’t able to check in for your flight.
And then comes the real kicker – just minutes before your flight is supposed to take off, you learn you’ve been blacklisted from ever flying American Airlines again.
Well that’s exactly what happened to conservative activist David Harris when he was set to board his flight from Dallas to Los Angeles for a speaking engagement.
Harris had been banned from flying with American Airlines – except they never told him.
On a previous flight, David Harris refused to wear a mask citing medical reasons.
American Airlines let him stay on the flight.
Of course, this was before American Airlines doubled down on their policy of telling travelers that even if they have a medical condition they have to wear a mask or they can’t fly.
Harris had an upcoming flight and American Airlines called to let him know medical conditions are no longer exempt from the mask mandate.
But when Harris went to check in online – although his ticket showed active – he wasn’t able to.
Puzzled, he called customer service for assistance and they told him he’d have to check in at the airport.
Thinking everything would be fine, Harris shows up at the airport (wearing his Trump mask), but when he goes to check in with an agent, they simply tell him his ticket is “voided.”
Of course, multiple airline reps get involved (delaying his boarding time) and ultimately ended up telling him they have a “situation” with him.
The senior agent claims that because Harris had “issues” in the past, he’s no longer able to fly with American Airlines!
Shocked, Harris insisted no one called to notify him, and even pointed out he called American Airlines to check in and they told him he had to come to the airport.
American Airlines dismisses his plea, and tells him it was a “different department” that banned him so the agents “wouldn’t have known.”
How ridiculous American Airlines decides to ban this guy from flying – and didn’t even have the courtesy to let him know!
Had they notified him, he could have made other plans with a different airline – but instead they left him in a bind and he was forced to scramble and make last minute arrangements to make his speaking obligation.
Ultimately, Harris and his wife ended up boarding Southwest from a different airport.
While airlines have never been known for their customer service, they’ve hit a whole new level of rock bottom with their discriminating mask mandate.
In their arrogance, they know many passengers rely on air travel to do their jobs and have no other choice than to bend to the latest whim of a new airline “safety” policy.
Once this pandemic is over, passengers won’t forget how airlines treated them during this time.
Whether it’s refusing to refund a ticket for a canceled flight or banning passengers for ridiculous reasons, airlines will see the consequences of their actions circle back around.
For now, if you must travel via air, just bite the bullet and suck it up – but in the future, remember which airlines treated your poorly and never give them your business again.
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