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Oh, you guys! Aer Lingus and Ryanair are butting heads again on Twitter

Twitter wars

Published 14/04/2015 | 14:39

Twitter wars! Aer Lingus and Ryanair are having a go at each other on social media... and in Dublin Airport.
Twitter wars! Aer Lingus and Ryanair are having a go at each other on social media... and in Dublin Airport.

Aer Lingus had a none-too-subtle dig at Ryanair on Twitter last night, in response to a none-too-subtle dig Ryanair had at Aer Lingus.

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The airline's mischievous tweet (see below) appears to have a go at a certain airline's reputation for delivering customers to regional rather than centrally-located airports.

Ryanair flies out of Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport, while Aer Lingus flies from Terminal 2.

The tweet came shortly after Ryanair posted a photo of two of its cabin staff next to a gigantic Ryanair add in Terminal 2.

The ad, which celebrates the airline's 30th birthday, could be construed as a bit of mischief in itself - as the airline doesn't fly from Terminal 2, while its rival does.

This isn't the first time the two airlines have butted heads on social media.

Last January, Aer Lingus took to Twitter to highlight an image of what it says was one of its planes on rival Ryanair's website (above).

However, after a little to-and-fro between the two Twitter accounts, Ryanair closed out the argument with a hardcore zinger.

"We stopped being rivals in the 90s. We'd have to treble our fares and lose 81m customers to be your rival #EuropesNo1," it tweeted.

To which a disheartened Aer Lingus replied: "Okay, nevermind."

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