Ryanair attempted to make fun of British Airways' geographical blunder this week and quickly had its own misgivings pointed out thanks to social media.
We've had issues in airports and on planes, but we can't say that we've experienced an aircraft we were traveling on land at the entirely wrong airport. That's what happened to a British Airways flight recently that was supposed to be destined for Dusseldorf. The flight instead landed in Edinburgh, missing the mark by a full 750 miles due to the wrong flight plan being used.
BA has been taking a lot of flack for the blunder and deservedly so. However, it shouldn't have to take any lip from rival airline company Ryanair, but it has. Shortly after news of BA's mishap broke, budget airline Ryanair took to Twitter and offered them what it thought would be a helpful gift. A book titled "Geography For Dummies."
That might have been amusing if the jibe had not come from a company that has been voted Britain's least-liked short-haul airline for six years in a row. It seems that those same people who have been disappointed by Ryanair in the past also follow the airline on Twitter as many of them were quick to not come to the defense of BA necessarily but to go on the offense against its rival, reports BBC.
Since Ryanair has been voted the UK's least-liked short-haul airline, Twitter users naturally came loaded with plenty of ammo. One user suggested the company buy its own copy of Customer Service For Dummies. Others poked fun at the litany of additional charges that usually comes with flying on a Ryanair flight, questioning whether they'll be charging BA extra for the pages and then the words once they've bought the book.
The moral of the story here is those who live in glass houses really shouldn't throw stones. There's also a case of number one never needing to acknowledge the chasing pack. BA could have hit back with a dig of its own but it took the high road with its reply, simply tweeting "no-one is perfect." It obviously knew that with Ryanair's track record, other users would do the work for them.