Emirates Airline is using the backlash against United Airlines the company forcibly removed a passenger from a flight to play their own game of “gotcha.”
In a video posted on Twitter, Emirates Airlines recirculates a comment United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz made in March about Gulf Airlines (like Emirates) not actually being airlines.
“Well Mr. Munoz,” the video slate reads. “According to Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel site, not only are we a real airline we are the best airline.”
After showing snapshots of happy passengers, the video concludes “fly the friendly skies… this time for real.”
Fly the friendly skies with a real airline. pic.twitter.com/wE5C5n6Lvn
— Emirates airline (@emirates) April 11, 2017
As of Tuesday afternoon, the video had been retweeted over 1,700 times.
After initially blaming the passenger, Munoz accepted full responsibility for his removal in an apology on Tuesday.
“I continue to be disturbed by what happened on this flight and I deeply apologize to the customer forcibly removed and to all the customers aboard,” Munoz said in a letter to employees. “No one should ever be mistreated this way.”