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Ryanair pilot will keep job despite calling passengers 'morons'

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Ryanair captain Iain Inglis

Ryanair captain Iain Inglis

Ryanair captain Iain Inglis

Ryanair captain Iain Inglis

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Ryanair captain Iain Inglis

A Ryanair pilot who called his passengers “morons” and joked about running away from Muslims he saw praying in airports will keep his job.

Iain Inglis (31) made the disparaging remarks about the budget airline's passengers on Facebook, saying that he could not understand people queuing up to board following the introduction of allocated seating.

Ryanair bosses will not be taking action against the pilot however, saying: "We don't comment on social media nonsense, nor do we comment on individuals."

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Ryanair captain Iain Inglis

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The pilot's comments come after Ryanair's chief executive Michael O'Leary vowed the airline would "stop unnecessarily p***ing people off" and treating customers "like the enemy."

Since his comments last year, Ryanair has rolled out a string of initiatives to win over fliers, including allocated seating, new seats with more legroom and improved in-flight meals.

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