Delta Air Lines investigating comedian's claim she was given blanket with feces on it
A comedian with a sizeable online following leveled a serious, and extremely bizarre, complaint at Delta Air Lines on Thursday via Twitter.
Nicole Byer, a stand-up comic, UCB improv performer and actress who starred in the MTV series Loosely Exactly Nicole, posted a photo of a blanket with something on it, from what appears to be her seat on a flight.
"Dear @Delta the grossest thing happened on my flight. I opened my blanket & there was a literal piece of s--t. How does that happen?," the tweet reads.
Right now you may be thinking, "Don't those airline blankets usually come individually wrapped in bags for sanitary reasons?" And why didn't she get a better photo than that? Byer got to that next.
"@Delta I would have taken a better picture of the crusty s---t. But it was crusty s--t and I didn't care to get close to it again," she wrote. "I mean what a gross customer to s---t in a blanket... but truly how did an employee just fold it up and put it in a bag."
She followed up with: ".@Delta I guess now I'll be cold on all my flights because I can never use my blanket again BC A LITERAL PIECE OF S---T WAS IN MY LAST BLANKET."
Delta responded from its verified Twitter account fairly quickly, telling Byer to "reach out" to the flight attendant about her blanket situation.
Delta later tweeted at Byer that they would check into the situation, and someone tweeting from the Delta account wrote, "Nicole, I'm so sorry for your experience this morning." Byer thanked them via Twitter for apologizing.
@nicolebyer Nicole, I'm so sorry for your experience this morning. *CB— Delta (@Delta) March 16, 2017
@Delta thank you for apologizing. It was wild that wasn't in your first tweet.— nicole byer (@nicolebyer) March 16, 2017
Delta Air Lines spokesperson Brian Kruse said the airline is taking the complaint very seriously, but could not say if Byer's claim had been verified.
"We are in direct contact with her, we're working with her and we're investigating the situation," he said. "We're still working to find more information."
Kruse said the flight in question was flight DL5321 from Baton Rouge, La. to Atlanta on Delta Connection, which is operated by ExpressJet, a Delta regional partner airline.