‘Big Bang Theory’ Actress Mayim Bialik Went on a Twitter Rant About United Airlines After Being Denied Boarding (Video)
Mayim Bialik, neuroscientist and star of The Big Bang Theory, is none too pleased with United Airlines. That’s because, according to the actress, a ticket agent with the airline not only slammed a boarding gate in her face but also allowed other passengers to board instead.
"To the @UnitedAirlines flight attendant who shut the boarding gate in my face," Bialik wrote. "I made my connecting flight in Houston. it was a tight squeeze but You said there were plenty of open seats. when you saw my carry on suitcase you said there was no room and shut the door in my face,” Bialik tweeted on Sunday following the alleged incident.
The actress followed up with several more tweets about the event, explaining, “there were five other people from my flight standing there with me who she let on the plane.”
According to Bialik, it all came down to her carry-on bag. Bialik claims the agent told her there was no more room on the plane for carry-ons, but allowed the other five passengers to bring their luggage on with them.
“And also why couldn’t my little suitcase somehow fit,” she added in a third tweet. “Maybe the first class seat I was supposed to sit in could have held it and I would have gladly sat in all of the open seats anywhere on that plane.”
Bialik didn’t stop there. She also posted to her Instagram account adding, “I know I barely made my connecting flight. But I made it despite your delays making me late. And you turned me away as you let 5 other people on from my connecting flight because I had a carry-on suitcase. They had carry-ons too. I understand everything was shut but that lady stewardess didn’t have to shut the boarding door like she did in my face without even saying she was sorry.”
She added that she had seven minutes left for boarding and that the agent “could have made a small effort to try harder since she said there were ‘plenty of seats open.’ Maybe she hates The Big Bang Theory. Maybe she was having a bad day. Maybe she hates women who look like they’re going to cry. Now my suitcase is broken from running so hard and aggressively, my asthma is super angry and random people think I’m a prima donna because as she shut the door I said ‘I have a first class seat!’ I didn’t mean I deserve it more, I meant can my suitcase sit in my first class seat and I’ll sit anywhere else? Not a good day for me and @united.”
In a statement to Fox News United simply stated, “We were able to get Ms. Bialik on the next flight to Los Angeles and we are reviewing what happened with our team in Houston.”