Wednesday 22 November 2017

Luke Ming Flanagan got burned by Aer Lingus after branding them #chancers

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan
Luke 'Ming' Flanagan
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Irish MEP Luke Ming Flanagan was slapped back after taking a swipe at Aer Lingus online today.

The politician took to Twitter this afternoon to moan about the airline's departure times.

The Roscommon MEP wrote: "What are @aerlingus stats for leaving on time? Does it ever happen? Then the drip drip feed of oh dear we're going to be a bit later #chancers".

But the airline wasn't taking the criticism lying down and replied, with their tongues stuck firmly in their cheeks: "Hi Luke, we see that your flight landed a few minutes early today. We hope to see you on board again soon!"

The airline's response was retweeted 37 times and received 137 likes. Mr Flanagan was left with a measly 11 likes for his original tweet.

Nevertheless, he seemed to get into the joke and acknowledge that he was well and truly burned.

He later wrote: "The squeaky wheel gets the oil. First time in months."

Online Editors

Promoted Links

Entertainment Newsletter

Going out? Staying in? From great gigs to film reviews and listings, entertainment has you covered.

Promoted Links

Editors Choice

Also in Entertainment