Ryanair is taking a bit of flak for attempting to troll British Airways over BA wrong flight plan.<br>
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Well, that bit goes wrong, not?
Ryanair is taking some flak for attempting to troll British Airways on a Monday wrong flight plan, which resulted in a British Airways flight to end up in Scotland rather than the intended destination of Germany.
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Shortly after the news of the British Airways gaffe made headlines, Ryanair tweeted that it was a “gift” for the airline, and a picture of the “Geography for Dummies” reference book.
The tweet, however, proved to have the opposite effect than what Ryanair is probably intended, as the commenters began torturing the low-cost carrier for poking fun of British Airways when it has its own alleged customer service shortcomings, and even a similar mistake in 2006.
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Others made reference to an incident from 2006, when an aircraft operated on behalf of Ryanair accidentally landed at the wrong airstrip in Northern Ireland.
As noted by the BBC, Ryanair had also been voted by travelers to be the worst short-haul airline in the uk for six consecutive years.
A representative from Ryanair was not immediately available for comment.
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British Airways has confirmed 525 km error on Monday, after one of the flights to Dusseldorf, Germany, ended up in Edinburgh, Scotland.
“We are working with the WDL Aviation, which operated this flight on behalf of British Airways, to determine why the incorrect flight plan is filed,” the statement read. “We have apologized to customers for this interruption of the trip and go with all of them individually.”
The flight was redirected to Düsseldorf, a two-and-a-half hours after the “involuntary stopover in Edinburgh,” the turning of the typical hour and ten minute flight in a nearly six hour journey.
British Airways said the safety of passengers was never compromised.”
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Alexandra Deabler contributed to this report.