TUCSON (KGUN9-TV)-- A dad was yanked off a Southwest Airlines flight all because of a tweet. Duff Watson claims that he and his kids were forced off the plane after he tweeted a complaint about the agent at the gate.
It started when Watson tried to board. He's an a list passenger, meaning he gets priority boarding, but a gate agent wouldn't let his 6 and 9 year old children board with him. They all waited together and got on the plane. He then sent a tweet saying , "Wow, rudest agent in Denver. Kimberly S, Gate C-39. Not happy @SouthwestAir. "
The agent found out about the tweet, and over the speaker asked them to leave the plane with their belongings. Watson was told that he was a security threat. He was forced to delete the tweet, before boarding again. Southwest apologized to Watson in an email and sent three 50-dollar vouchers.