Passenger's rant on Delta plane gets him banned for life

Video of the passenger's rant has been viewed millions of times.
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A passenger who went on an expletive-heavy, politically-charged rant on a plane has been banned from ever flying with Delta again.

A Facebook video uploaded last Tuesday – which has been viewed 2.3 million times – shows a passenger shouting "Donald Trump, baby" and asked if there were any "Hillary b*tches" on the flight between Atlanta and Pennsylvania.

In a memo circulated to Delta staff on Tuesday, CEO Ed Bastian said the passenger should have been removed from the flight – and would have been had plane staff been fully aware of exactly what he said.

"This individual displayed behavior that was loud, rude and disrespectful to his fellow customers," Bastian continued. "After questioning the customer, our team members made the best decision they could given the information they had and allowed him to remain on the flight.

"However, if our colleagues had witnessed firsthand what was shown in the video, there is no question they would have removed him from the aircraft."

Delta issued an apology to the passengers on the flight and gave each one a refund for the cost of their ticket.

"He will never again be allowed on a Delta plane," Bastian said.

You can see the video here, but be warned the footage contains explicit language.

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