Bachelor Producer, Awful Airplane Passenger Engage in EPIC Feud: Must-Read!

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Elan Gale, a TV producer whose credits include The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, got into an epic beef with a passenger on his flight on Thanksgiving.

He live-Tweeted the whole thing, from before takeoff until after landing, and every passive-aggressive (or actually aggressive) barb is documented.

The airline feud for the ages played out in real time at Gale's @theyearofelan Twitter handle, and we've posted it in full below for your enjoyment.

The saga began as the pair's US Airways flight to Phoenix was delayed at takeoff, and Elan started sharing his co-passenger's idiotic reactions.

Soon, he decided to engage her, and while he was certainly antagonistic, it's hard to feel a lot of sympathy for "Diane" after you see her responses.

Every line below is a Tweet from Elan. You gotta read this, it's worth it ...

Our flight is delayed. A woman on here is very upset because she has Thanksgiving plans. She is the only one obviously. Praying for her

She's telling the flight attendants that it is Thanksgiving. She wants them to know she wants to have dinner with her family

The male flight attendant said "I understand ma'am. I'm looking forward to seeing my family too." She responded "This isn't about you"

Her family is very important to her, she says. Her family has a special recipe for stuffing. She needs to be there to help. It is crucial

She has a connecting flight. Why doesn't anyone understand she has a connecting flight? Why do people not understand her needs?

"Today is Thanksgiving! I'm supposed to be with my family. NOT with you people I barely know!"

She had to sit down because we took off. She has been muttering "about DAMN time" and I can hear her breathing from 5 rows back

I sent the lady a glass of wine and a note:

Elan 4

She's pushing her call button a lot

The male flight attendant is giving me the "let's just pretend this never happened" face. Shaking his head a lot

He gave me two little bottles of vodka but he won't hand them to her. He says I have to do it myself

I'm going to do it

Oh my God I did it I walked as if I was going to the bathroom and I leaned over and put them on her tray table and walked away Oh my God

She just stared at me like REALLY hard. She was breathing through her teeth and I think she just couldn't believe I was doing that

I'm not going to lie I am shaking this is so terrifying she is so angry at me it's kind of incredible

I don't really know what to do now I'm afraid to get out of my seat. This is like being on a roller coaster I'm scared and super excited

The male flight attendant just handed me a note from 7A:

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This means war

Well I don't know what I'm going to so next but I've got two hours left on this flight and I'm going to retaliate

Diane is in her late 40s or early 50s. She is wearing mom jeans and a studded belt and she is wearing a medical mask over her idiot face

I cannot believe there are "Diane" apologists in this world. You're with me or you're against me!

I'm writing a note as we speak

I'm considering balling it up and putting it in my mouth and spitting it into her tray table as I walk by but I haven't decided yet

I just walked by her and said "I'll be back shortly." Then I stopped and took this picture and smiled at her:

Elan 5

I have delivered the note

My response to "Diane" in 7A:

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I can hear her breathing

Diane has responded #TeamElan #7A #DianeCanEatMyD:

Elan 2

I am working on my response at the moment

Diane has received yet another note from me. She does not look pleased #7A #TeamElan #DianeCanEatMyD

My final (I think) note to Diane in 7A:

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I have landed in Phoenix. No sight of authorities yet

Well, "Diane" just slapped me

She walked right up to me and slapped me immediately in the face

The gate agent for the next flight actually grabbed her and held her back. He asked me if I wanted to have the airport police come over

I said "no"

She turned to the gate agent and said "Am I going to make my flight to Sacramento?"

He said "no"

I laughed. And then the gate agent said "Are you sure you don't want to talk to the police? You can if you want to"

And I said "No. It's okay. I understand. But I do have a note for her." And I handed it to her and I walked away

The note said...

"Diane, allow me to introduce myself. I am TheYearOfElan..."

"Look me up online. Read every tweet. Read every response. And maybe next time you'll be nice to people who are just trying to help"


hahahahhaahhahahaaaaa LMAO!!!!! Cannot stop laughing!!!! What a dumb lady!! I bet her family was so happy not to have her that day!!! The guy,... is great!!!!!




THIS!!! is so great!!! What a snively, stupid, "I think EVERYTHING is about me and the world only spins for me BITCH!!! Serves her right!!! Elan was great!!!

@ sandishader

Sorry, I have NO idea why this showed up SO many times!


THIS!!! is so great!!! What a snively, stupid, "I think EVERYTHING is about me and the world only spins for me BITCH!!! Serves her right!!! Elan was great!!!


THIS!!! is so great!!! What a snide, stupid, "I think EVERYTHING is about me and the world only spins for me BITCH!!! Serves her right!!! Elan was great!!!


GREAT JOB Elan!!! I applaud you!! :) How can she think that Thanksgiving was about herself!!?? maybe now after she sees this on the internet she'll realize what a bitch she was!!!


@Becky - If you can justify the immature behavior of "Diane", then you are as pathetic as she is. No one cares what is going on in your life. We all have problems - DEAL WITH IT! Just because you are having problems gives you no reason to take them out on an airline employee who is just trying to do his job. So grow up, Honey!


I don't understand why this Elan he is so proud of himself or why he did what he did? Was he just bored? Did he think he was being the savior? Who knows what this lady went through before she became angry? One year I had a lot of things going on in my life including a death in the family and trouble with a relationship. It was right before Christmas. Christmas is great when you're a child, but not so much as an adult when you have so much to do and not enough money to do it with. I remember I was waiting in line and someone cut in front of me. It took all the strength I could muster not to punch that person in the face! My point is that you never know what that person has been going through before they "lost it." Or in this case before she started complaining. Perhaps she has a chronic illness which would explain the face mask (she can't afford to get sick with the flu or doesn't want to make others sick). Of course, I do not think she should have punched him. However, I think this Elan should have just minded his own business and let the staff take care of the issue. He just made it worse for all involved and he has no idea who that woman really is going on in her life. However, he assumed he "new it all" because she had mom jeans and was wearing a mask. How arrogant!


Elan Gale acted like an immature kid. All businesses including airlines, stores, etc. have to deal with irate customers. Her issues with the airlines wasnt his business and he should have kept his mouth shut instead of acting like a kid. His problem is that many of Hollywood, even itty bitty Hollywood thinks they should get the King treatment and the world revolves around them too. He needs to let the airlines handle problem people and MYOB.

@ Citizen Kad Jay

No, SHE was acting like an immature kid and making sure everyone around her suffered as much as she thought she was. My hubby was also on his way home on Thanksgiving day... from Israel. An 11 hour flight over the ocean, then a delay in Philly meant he almost didn't make it home, and he treated NO ONE like crap for it, including the airline that made him late. He was polite and respectful of his fellow passengers who were all just trying to get to their destination. She deserves every little bit of annoyance he gave her, and really MUCH much more than he did. Used to be a time when you acted like a jerk, people called you out for being a jerk and you learned to not be a jerk anymore. Nowadays we're all so "PC" and afraid to hurt anyone's feelings that people are allowed to get away with being ugly to other people. Yay on Elan for standing up for all the other passengers.

@ Citizen Kad Jay

It was his business if she was going to go on complaining for everyone to hear. No one wanted to be stuck on that flight, and she just made it worse for everyone by running her mouth.
She should have realized that flight delays are out of the the hands of anyone on that plane that she was complaining to. There was nothing anyone could do and she should have sat down and shut up like everyone else, then she could have hashed out some form of compensation from the airline after the flight.

@ Citizen Kad Jay

I disagree Jay. Elan did what the airline worker WANTED to do (and say) but couldn't for fear of losing his/her job. I think it is great when someone speaks up and points out someone's stupidity. Perhaps, then, we can all return to a civilized society, rather than a society of Khardashian-loving classless a-holes


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