Ryanair and Aer Lingus in Twitter spat over 'soft landings' jibe

Ryanair and Aer Lingus in Twitter spat over 'soft landings' jibe

Two competing airlines became embroiled in a cheeky Twitter spit after a passenger joked about a comfortable landing aboard the airline’s jet.

Ireland’s flag carrier Aer Lingus shared a risky video from a radio host, suggesting that their landings were much softer than Ryanair’s.

The comedy footage shows a passenger landing nicely and smoothly on an Aer Lingus jet before being thrown around the seat on a Ryanair plane IrishMirror.

And the Aer Lingus account quoted the video and said “true story” in a real dig at the low-cost airline.

But quick-witted officials at Ryanair couldn’t resist a confrontation with their rival.

The low-cost airline has a picture of Ryanair flights versus number of Aer Lingus planes, headed “Guys, what would you know about landings?” Divided.

Both posts received thousands of likes and hundreds of comments, with most enjoying the banter.

However, some people were shocked by the content of the video posted by Aer Lingus.

Tourism Ambassador Rachel Gaffney tweeted, “Shocked to see an airline tweet a video of poor language on social media.”

The low-cost airline was also in hot water over tweets that have since been removed to attack the Irish government’s coronavirus quarantine policy.

A bogus job advertisement was posted asking a student to complete the ‘Ireland Green List’ on a weekly basis.

Currently, arrivals from Cyprus, Finland, Latvia and Liechtenstein can enter the country without being quarantined for 14 days.



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