United Airlines CEO apologises, gets trolled by other airlines

Published: April 12, 2017
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United Airlines Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz on Tuesday issued an apology for the treatment of a passenger dragged from aboard one of its flights before takeoff on Sunday.

United Airlines under fire after passenger dragged from plane

“I want you to know that we take full responsibility and we will work to make it right,” Munoz said in a statement, reversing earlier decisions not to apologise.

The apology, however, could not stop the social media frenzy with major Airlines joining the trolling army:

Emirates responded to the United incident with a video highlighting awards received by the airline:

Baby girl born mid-air on Turkish Airlines flight

The Royal Jordanian Airline went with a cheeky tweet, telling flyers “We are here to keep you united” ending it with a“Dragging is strictly prohibited”.

In another tweet, the company tweeted an image of a pilot with the captain “Our pilots happily welcome you on-board our flights”

The best one however, was the Turkish Airline – they rose to the occasion by setting an example with its crew assisting in the delivery of a baby-girl during an Istanbul-bound Turkish Airlines flight.

When Adriana Huffington gave a shout-out to the airline, they humbly acknowledged:

While a photograph of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) also joining the trolling army surfaced, it is unconfirmed whether the airline sent the photograph out officially or if it was just a playful photo-shop expert trolling on behalf of the airline. The photo, nonetheless created a reaction on Twitter too. Here is the photograph as it surfaced on Twitter.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Logitech
    Apr 12, 2017 - 5:31PM

    Why are Shaheen Air flights so frequently delayed?Recommend

  • Shah
    Apr 12, 2017 - 8:49PM

    Because the LogiTech Mouse they are using to Click, keeps running away and it takes time for them to trap and bring him back; Recommend

  • Last Man Alive
    Apr 12, 2017 - 9:54PM

    United CEO would never have apologized if the passenger was a Muslim.Recommend

  • Tyggar
    Apr 13, 2017 - 12:56AM

    PIA just makes extra passengers stand during the flightRecommend

  • kksr
    Apr 13, 2017 - 9:20AM

    @Last Man Alive:
    What makes you say that so confidently? Have you been dragged out?Recommend

  • Goodman
    Apr 13, 2017 - 9:38AM

    After the plunge in United’s share price something was expected by senior management to take appropriate action. If an apology can convince the flyers not to be treated that way again it may prove to be a good business decision.Recommend

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