Andie MacDowell Complains She Was Bumped to ‘Tourist’ Class on Flight


Actress Andie MacDowell riled up social media over the weekend when she took to Twitter to complain that she had been bumped from her flight’s first-class cabin and was made to sit in “tourist” class.

In a tweet sent to American Airlines’s official account, the Groundhog Day and Magic Mike XXL star said she had paid for a first-class ticket on a recent flight, but was placed in coach because the plane did not have room for her new rescue dog, Ava.

Of course, Twitter users were quick to criticize the actress for complaining about “first world problems.”

MacDowell defended herself in a series of follow-up tweets, saying she was simply upset because an airline official was “the rudest person [she] had ever had to deal with” and that she paid for first class and wanted to sit where she paid to sit.

MacDowell later said she was happy to be sitting in coach, and she said she’d learned a “lesson” about posting complaints to Twitter:

The three-time Golden Globe-nominated MacDowell most recently starred in the Hallmark Channel original series Cedar Cove, which wrapped up its three-season-long run this year.