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Dad and kids kicked off Southwest plane because of tweet

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Dad and kids kicked off Southwest plane because of tweet

By Stella Inger. CREATED Jul 24, 2014

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.

Stella Inger

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Stella Inger anchors the 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 PM news with Guy Atchley. When not working, Stella loves to volunteer in her community. She enjoys working with children and helping homeless animals find loving homes.