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12th Apr 2017

WATCH: Emirates have thrown some serious shade at United Airlines with latest advert

Alan Loughnane


Shots fired…

The dust has not yet settled on the controversy following United Airlines handling of an overbooked flight at the weekend.

United wanted four passengers to give up their seats to allow four of their staff get on the flight, but when nobody voluntarily gave up their seats, the airline had security forcibly remove a man from his seat.

The footage of the incident was shared widely on social media and has caused a host of negative press for the airline.

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz has since issued a statement offering his deep apologies to the customer that was forcibly removed from United Express flight 3411.

In the statement, he said: “I want you to know that we take full responsibility and we will work to make it right.

“It’s never too late to do the right thing. I have committed to our customers and our employees that we are going to fix what’s broken so this never happens again. This will include a thorough review of crew movement, our policies for incentivizing volunteers in these situations, how we handle oversold situations and an examination of how we partner with airport authorities and local law enforcement. We’ll communicate the results of our review by April 30th.”

Emirates Airlines have been using the backlash against United to throw some shade at the airline.

In the video,  Emirates Airlines quote a comment United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz made in March about Gulf Airlines (like Emirates) not actually being airlines.

Video via Emirates

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