Andie MacDowell was booted from first class to tourist class when she tried to check in at an American Airlines counter in Charlotte, North Carolina. When the 57-year-old actress, known for her roles in “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Magic Mike XXL” and “Groundhog Day,” complained on Twitter about having been bumped from first class and stated that she wanted some of her money back, many of her Twitter followers commented that the actress was being too elitist.
As reported by E Online on January 24, MacDowell did not only complain about being bumped to tourist class. The actress also complained about being treated rudely by an American Airlines employee: “@AmericanAir HELP I paid for first class & they put me in tourist because of my dog that I pre-booked & paid for,” the actress tweeted on Friday.
MacDowell’s public Twitter rant to American Airlines has, of course, been perceived by many as being too elitist. What’s so bad about flying in tourist class – like most everyone else does?
“1st world problems. Ugh,” one person responded on Twitter.
“God bless you for tolerating the peasants…” another person wrote.
“@AndieMacDowell3 @AmericanAir WAAAA these cry baby ex celebs I say ex because she has made nothing of quality in over 20 years,” reads another comment.
@AndieMacDowell3 @AmericanAir things didn’t go perfect for one day huh crybaby. Sorry you had to sit in coach beeyoch,” added someone else to the conversation.
Any Twitter comments that weren’t expressing fury against MacDowell were directed towards American Airlines. Many comments expressed that the airline should apologize to their customer and refund some of the money that the actress paid for her first class ticket:
“They have the worst service ever….even to their ‘elite’ Million mile + customers. I hope you get a refund,” states one comment.
“100% agree w/ her,” another person wrote. “She paid 4 service she didn’t receive, compounded by an @americanair employee w/ tude.”
“@AndieMacDowell3 @AmericanAir This is what Socialism does to society. Until a few years ago this kind of rudeness was expected in Europe,” adds another Twitter commentator.
By Sunday, the actress had quite enough of all the uproar and posted on Twitter that she thought if she paid for first class, she should have been able to fly first class or get some refund. The least that she expected was not to be treated rudely by an American Airlines employee. “I just want to be reimbursed for my second part of my trip,” writes Andie MacDowell to @AmericanAir.