United Airlines is investigating who from the company leaked Sen. Ted Cruz’s flight information last week after political fallout over his trip to Cancun, Mexico, while millions of Texans were without electricity and water during record subzero temperatures.
As the media-led controversy of Cruz’s vacation unfurled last week, some reporters, after obtaining the information from someone at United Airlines, shared pictures of the senator’s flight number, arrival time, and even the fact that he was on the upgrade list for a new seat on the plane. . .
And just like that, Ted (Rafael) Cruz seems to be on his way back to Texas.
"CRU, R." is on the upgrade list on this afternoon's flight from Cancun to Houston. He was on the list on yesterday afternoon's flight down to Cancun, too. pic.twitter.com/4SJano1zb3
— Kyle Potter (@kpottermn) February 18, 2021
Another reporter testified on Twitter that he was in contact with a “source at United Airlines” who informed him that Cruz rearranged his travel plans to return to the United States earlier than expected. . .
Spoke to a source at United Airlines, Senator Ted Cruz rebooked his flight back to Houston from Cancun for this afternoon at around 6 a.m. today (Thursday). He was originally scheduled to return on Saturday.https://t.co/QV9xgibIQ9
— Edward Russell (@ByERussell) February 18, 2021
Reports of the investigation by United into who shared the information suggest that releasing sensitive data is a fireable offense. The airline confirmed this to The Federalist after a request for comment but did not answer any questions about the duration of the investigation or possible penalties for whoever is responsible. (Read more from “United Airlines Investigating After ‘Source’ Leaked Ted Cruz’s Flight Information” HERE)