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Mideast carriers troll United Airlines

By Associated Press
Mideast carriers troll United Airlines 
In this photo taken on March 22, 2017, an Emirates plane taxis to a gate at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 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. (Adam Schreck / AP)

DUBAI - 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.

 Mideast carriers troll United Airlines 

This Twitter post of Royal Jordanian reads: "We would like to remind you that drags on our flights are strictly prohibited by passengers and crew." (Screenshot taken from Royal Jordanian Twitter page)

Royal Jordanian tweeted a no-smoking picture saying "drags on our flights are strictly prohibited by passengers and crew." 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." Emirates and Qatar have been criticized by American 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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