- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 18, 2018

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin was caught on video yelling at Delta Air Lines agents after he reportedly missed his flight at Los Angeles International Airport this week.

TMZ reported that Mr. Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon, rose from his wheelchair in a rage after Delta tried to remedy his situation by offering him a seat on a later flight.

“Are you operating an airline here or not?” the 87-year-old asked. “I’m telling you that you guys are going to be in a little bit of trouble. Because we’ve been sitting here now 20 minutes waiting for somebody to come and fix a two-minute problem. … I don’t want the next flight!”

“This is the most lousy operation I’ve ever seen,” he said after asking for the agents’ names.

TMZ later caught up with Mr. Aldrin to ask whether space travel was easier than his experience with Delta.

“No,” the former astronaut said. “Look, my son worked for Delta, I know the people quite well. I don’t want to say things like that.”

He confirmed that he was rebooked on a later flight.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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