(CNN) – Sen. Marco Rubio’s flight to Washington, D.C. Friday night was not all friendly skies.
But that was before he even took off.
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The Senator from Florida shared his travel woes via a series of nine posts to Twitter.
“Every American flight I have been on this week has been at least two hours late or cancelled. This one already one hour delayed,” he posted Friday evening.
Shortly after, he posted, “American Air says maintenance problem.Yet suddenly group of new passengers boarding.Holding plane to get connectors on from delayed flight?”
In another post, he added, “Delaying flight for ‘maintenance’ to squeeze connectors from other flight, oldest trick in book. Feel bad for crew.#cmonman#AmericanAirlines.”
The pilots and flight attendants, he said in a separate post, are “top notch.”
But his skepticism towards the airline continued to be evident as he relayed: “Oh guess what? They fixed the plane! Just as the last of the connecting passengers finished boarding. #magic.”
His frustration earned him a sympathetic response from the airline.
“Thanks for your patience, Marco. We hope you have a great flight,” read a post to the official Twitter feed of American Airlines.
The pilots, Rubio said on the social media site, are “two military veterans, lovers of liberty and believers in Constitution.”
His stream of posts ended with what was likely a familiar directive from the cockpit.
“I must now turn [off] my electronic device,” he posted. “I hope tonight's tirade didn't cost me my Executive Platinum status.”
Rubio is no stranger to flight issues. In July, he eventually called into a campaign rally after his plane made what he described as an “emergency landing” when passengers aboard the plane believed they saw smoke.
And that, he said, was his second plane malfunction of the day.
Earlier Friday, a charter plane carrying Ann Romney, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s wife, was forced to make an emergency landing when what the pilot described as an electrical issue led to smoke in the cabin.
After everyone emerged from that flight safely, one of Romney’s sons himself took to Twitter to point out a light hearted moment between his mother and a Secret Service agent.
Matt Romney tweeted: “Who says USSS doesn't have sense of humor? Upon landing tonight, agent leaned over to my mom and said: ‘so this was the non-smoking flight.’ ”
- CNN’s Gregory Wallace and Steve Brusk contributed to this report