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This Wednesday, June 17, 2015, file photo shows an interior view of the Business Class seats on the second floor deck of an Airbus A380 of Qatar Airways. The airline updated an app on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, for its iPhone app says it 'doesn't support drag and drop. We take care of customers as we unite them with their destinations.' THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LIGHT LUNCH: Mideast airlines troll United

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Mideast carriers are having fun at United Airlines' expense.

 

Dubai-based Emirates released an ad after video went viral of a United passenger being forcefully removed that toyed with the Chicago-based carrier's longtime slogan. "Fly the friendly skies ... this time for real," it read.

 

 

 

Royal Jordanian tweeted a no-smoking picture saying "drags on our flights are strictly prohibited by passengers and crew."

 

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{p lang="en" dir="ltr"}We are here to keep you #united Dragging is strictly prohibited  pic.twitter.com/CSjZD7fM4J


— Royal Jordanian (@RoyalJordanian) April 10, 2017



 

Now Qatar Airways is getting in on the gag too. An update Wednesday for its iPhone app says it "doesn't support drag and drop. We take care of customers as we unite them with their destinations."

 

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{p lang="en" dir="ltr"}We’re united in our goal to always accommodate our passengers, even with our app updates. pic.twitter.com/1K3q76qOp6


— Qatar Airways (@qatarairways) April 12, 2017



 

Emirates and Qatar have been criticized by U.S. carriers over their rapid U.S. expansion. All three airlines have been caught up in the U.S. ban on electronics onboard.

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