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Southwest Deplanes Family Over Dad's Critical Tweet

Southwest Deplanes Family Over Dad's Critical Tweet
Posted Thursday, July 24th 2014 @ 1pm  by Shelley Hazen, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – Think twice before you tweet—it could get you kicked off a plane. After Duff Watson used Twitter to complain about a Southwest gate agent, he was deemed a safety threat, deplaned with his two young daughters, then threatened with police action unless he deleted the tweet. It all started when Watson and his nine- and six-year-old daughters tried to board a Southwest Airlines flight from Denver to Minneapolis Sunday, ABC News reports. As an A-List member, Watson is allowed to board early and says he has previously been allowed to take his girls with him, but the gate agent wouldn't let him this time. “I’m not going to leave my kids alone to board," Watson tells ABC News. After a "terse exchange" with the agent, the family waited to board, together, CBS News reports.

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