As United Airlines is under a flood of public outrage this week, its competitors are happy to pile on and all major players are coming into play.
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United is under fire over a viral incident in which airport police violently manhandled and dragged a paying passenger from one of the company’s flights.
Now, rival airlines have taken the opportunity to remind everyone that they aren’t in the habit of roughing up their customers.
Emirate Airlines, which TripAdvisor named the best airline in the world this week, released a 30-second ad that culminated with the message, “Fly the friendly skies… this time for real” — a jab at United’s famous slogan.
Fly the friendly skies with a real airline. pic.twitter.com/wE5C5n6Lvn
— Emirates airline (@emirates) April 11, 2017
The Royal Jordanian took a more subtle approach with a double-meaning tweet that stressed that “drags on our flights are strictly prohibited.”
We are here to keep you #united Dragging is strictly prohibited 🚫 pic.twitter.com/CSjZD7fM4J
— Royal Jordanian (@RoyalJordanian) April 10, 2017
Even, PIA trolls United…
Arch-rival Delta slammed United last month after it refused to board girls wearing leggings.
Flying Delta means comfort. (That means you can wear your leggings. 😉)
— Delta (@Delta) March 27, 2017