Fly the funnier skies: Mideast airlines troll United

April 16th, 2017 10:20 pm

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Mideast carriers are having fun at United Airlines’ expense.

Dubai-based Emirates released an ad after video went viral of a United passenger being forcefully removed that toyed with the Chicago-based carrier’s longtime slogan. “Fly the friendly skies … this time for real,” it read.

Royal Jordanian tweeted a no-smoking picture saying “drags on our flights are strictly prohibited by passengers and crew.”

Now Qatar Airways is getting in on the gag too. An update Wednesday for its iPhone app says it “doesn’t support drag and drop. We take care of customers as we unite them with their destinations.”

Emirates and Qatar have been criticized by U.S. carriers over their rapid U.S. expansion. All three airlines have been caught up in the U.S. ban on electronics onboard.

— The Associated Press

An interior view of Business Class seats on an Airbus A380 of Qatar Airways. Qatar Airways updated an app on Wednesday for its iPhone app that says it ‘doesn’t support drag and drop’ - a stab at United Airlines recent decision to drag a passenger off a plane. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_talker2a.jpgAn interior view of Business Class seats on an Airbus A380 of Qatar Airways. Qatar Airways updated an app on Wednesday for its iPhone app that says it ‘doesn’t support drag and drop’ - a stab at United Airlines recent decision to drag a passenger off a plane. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)


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