TYT’s Cenk Uygur livestreamed Booting from American Airlines Flight Because Pilot Wasn’t ‘Comfortable’

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@AmericanAir 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.

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

Watch one of the videos below:

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You can view the other videos here and here.

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