AceShowbiz - Southwest Airlines has spoken out about a drama involving Savannah Chrisley. In a new statement, a representative for the company claims that the "Chrisley Knows Best" star told a "different story" about the incident that led to her being kicked out of the flight.
Speaking to Page Six on Saturday, April 22, the rep said that Savannah "repeatedly insulted several employees." It was also said that she was "denied boarding on her original flight" because of her actions and booked on a "later flight the same day."
According to the spokesperson, the reality TV star "arrived at the gate late in the boarding process and was asked to gate-check her bag due [to] the overhead bins being full and to avoid delaying the more than 100 passengers already onboard the aircraft." The rep added that the company's aware of the 25-year-old star's Instagram videos and is "looking into the situation."
Prior to this, Savannah took to her social media account to call out an "awful" Southwest employee who didn't allow her to get on the plane. "Alright guys, so I officially know why everyone hates Southwest so much. I mean absolutely hates it - the worst thing in the entire world," the former pageant queen said on Instagram Story before zooming in on the employee.
She continued, "This man right here - awful. I went to board my flight and he told me that I had to check my bag. I was like, 'OK, if you wouldn't mind, I'm going to take my bag on the flight, see if I can't make it fit and if not, I'll check it.' "
The daughter of Todd Chrisley claimed that she was told that she couldn't take her luggage with her. When she asked the attendant about the decision, she was dubbed an "unruly passenger" before a pilot came in to help. However, the employee allegedly told the pilot to "stay out of it" instead.
When she told the attendant that she "absolutely" needed to get home to look after her 10-year-old niece Chloe, Savannah said that the Southwest attendant told her, "I don't care." Savannah went on to share, "I told him that I hope he finds a better purpose for his life. Maybe I shouldn't have said it, but the devil came over me and Jesus did not come out."
"Southwest you're awful, but to the pilot who stood up for me and was a real good-looking guy - my hat goes off to you. You're great. Maybe switch airlines," she concluded, adding that the airline "sucks" though their pilot was "kinda hot." Savannah eventually got to go home via a connecting flight through Baltimore.