Some of you might have seen a certain image of a certain PIA pilot taking a nap while on-board as a flight captain. Which obviously caused a stir on social media.
In case you haven’t seen it, this is the lovely portrait:
The senior pilot, Captain Amir Hashmi, took a two and a half hour nap and immediately received a ton of backlash for catching up on some Zzz’s.
Since people like to hate on PIA anyway, it wasn’t long before people on the interwebs pounced at the opportunity to throw some shade:
PIA – Great people to sleep with.
— Naila Inayat (@nailainayat) May 10, 2017
Lol, that was aggressive.
PIA senior pilot was sleeping during the flight from Pak to UK, reminds me of the cartoons in which pilot just don't care about consequence.
— F@heem (@faheem_kpk) May 6, 2017
In reality, the situation was not that dramatic, the plane was not flying into the abyss and a trainee pilot had complete control of the wheel (wheel? steer? wings?)
So chill, Pakistan. Chill.
You know who also needs to chill? (But not, because it was hilarious) – Air Blue.
The airline was quick to respond to the news of the snoozing pilot and decided to jump on the opportunity to throw some shade as well.
*Drum roll please*
You’ve got to admit, the picture was pretty genius. The cute old man? The thumbs up? The catchy phrase? – Air Blue hit the trifecta.
It seems other people were fans of the savagery as well:
— Lollywood Life (@Lollywood_Life) May 10, 2017
Quality poster! I wonder if airblue is hinting at the fact that their pilots are awake at the wheel. 🙂 https://t.co/UUyCfJrHMw
— Mohammed Firaas (@raisinganchor) May 9, 2017
Some were quick to clapback ???
And some had other choice words…
After the whole United fiasco, it seemed as if airlines around the world upped their PR games and Airblue did not disappoint.
Keep up the good work you guys! You gave us the funnies.
What did you guys think of the clapback? Funny? Tasteless? Funny tasteless? Tasty? Are you hungry now?
Let us know in the comments section below!