Man asked to leave Southwest flight over tweet (Video)

Duff Watson is upset with what happened. (Courtesy NDN)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minneapolis man and his two children were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight in Denver after he tweeted about a boarding disagreement.

Duff Watson says he has priority boarding because of his “A-List” customer status. But a gate agent didn’t allow his two children, ages 6 and 9, to board with him Sunday on a flight to Minneapolis.

WCCO-TV reports Watson, upset that he’d have to wait, told the agent he’d tweet about it. After he did, he was asked to leave the plane and could not return until he deleted the tweet.

The family was eventually allowed to re-board. Southwest said in a statement that it is reviewing the matter.

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