Flying anywhere these days is a frustrating experience. However, when one has to be somewhere at a certain time and is not allowed on a flight he or she booked specifically to make a deadline, there can and will be a confrontation.
Such is the case with Texas Senator Ted Cruz who neglected to check-in for a flight out of Bozeman, Montana, on Sunday, and was faced with limited travel options given that its’ spring break time across the nation. It seems that the senator so lost his cool that security was summoned to the scene. A bystander happened to film the confrontation, and it ended up on Reddit.
The 23-second video, which appears to be taken from behind the employee desk of the main airport foyer, shows Cruz vigorously nodding his head in visible annoyance. His mouth is covered by a mask that says “Come and take it” in reference to the Second Amendment.
“One of our Public Safety Officers (PSO) was in the ticket lobby and was asked to assist with a frustrated passenger at the United ticket counter (which is not unusual). The passenger had missed the check-in window for his flight and re-booking options were limited out of Bozeman due to Spring Break,” Humphrey said.
“Once travel options were explained to the passenger, he was rebooked and departed Bozeman later that evening. Our PSO didn’t realize he was dealing with Senator Cruz until after the fact. If you need more information, please contact United Airlines.”