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TYT’s Cenk Uygur livestreamed booting from American Airlines flight because pilot wasn’t ‘comfortable’

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Late Friday night and into Saturday morning, Young Turks host Cenk Uygur live-streamed an altercation at an American Airlines boarding gate in Los Angeles over a flight that was delayed 4 hours, leading the host to be kicked off the flight before he even took a seat.

On Twitter, Uygur posted: “Management at @AmericanAir just kicked me off a flight to Miami because I complained the flight was delayed for 4 hours. Never got on plane.”

He later added: “If you book a flight with they will ruin your day, ruin your plans and then rob you. They say they won’t give me money back.”

In a video he uploaded, he and other passengers can be heard angrily arguing with boarding agents over the fact that no plane was  available after a 4 hour delay. Uygur can be heard repeatedly asking, “Who made the decision that we weren’t ever going to get a plane,” after accusing America Air supervisors of “thinking this is funny.”

In a separate video, a supervisor directs him to customer service before admitting that he’s been booted.

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According Uygur, he was told “the Captain didn’t feel comfortable” with him on the plane.

Watch the videos below:

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Kicked off!

Posted by Cenk Uygur on Saturday, April 9, 2016

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American Airlines just kicked me off the plane! Gross, horrific incompetence!

Posted by Cenk Uygur on Saturday, April 9, 2016

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(H/T Mediaite)


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