Well this is quite a video. TMZ has the footage of Buzz Aldrin missing his flight at LAX this morning:
It’s not entirely clear what happened, but at 9:20AM he’s still at the check-in counter for his 9:25AM flight. When he’s told that he’ll be rebooked on the next flight he isn’t happy at all, and gets up from his wheelchair to approach the Delta employees.
We’re not sure what exactly caused this, though Buzz tells the Delta employees that “I’m telling you guys, you’re going to be in a little bit of trouble, because we’ve been sitting here now 20 minutes for somebody to come and fix a two minute problem.” We don’t know what that two minute problem was.
Buzz goes on to ask for the names of the Delta representatives, and says “I’m going to see the president, I’m not kidding you.” I’m not sure if he’s referring to Delta’s president or Donald Trump. At first I assumed he was referring to the former, but maybe the latter? Given Trump’s involvement in aviation safety over the past year, maybe Buzz thinks that his next task will be improving airline customer service?
I have to say, the Delta supervisor is exceptionally professional. Even though he’s quite aggressive towards her, she maintains her composure and is extremely accommodating and apologetic. She even offers to “call the tower” so they can tell him that the plane would be leaving any minute and that he couldn’t make it (I assume she was bluffing).