Royal Jordanian, the national carrier of Jordan is one of the airlines affected by the electronics ban by United States and United Kingdom. It is one of the few airlines that’s included in ban by both United States & United Kingdom.
The ban which restricts the passengers from taking any electronic device larger than a cell phone in cabins. Instead, passengers will have to book their laptops, tablets, ereaders and even cameras. Passengers all around the world are obviously frustrated at the ban and airlines are taking measures to ensure compliance with the ban.
In midst of all this chaos, Royal Jordanian has upped its Twitter game and took a dig at the ban by their witty response to the ban; posting ’12 things to do on a 12 hour flight with no laptop or tablet’.
#electronicsban 🚫 pic.twitter.com/U3S7sdkipy — Royal Jordanian (@RoyalJordanian) March 23, 2017
The tweet went viral in no time and has been retweeted more than 3000 times as we write and internet loved it. But the airline did not stop there.
👨🏻💻⛔👩🏻💻🇯🇴 #electronicsban pic.twitter.com/3csTSEePg7 — Royal Jordanian (@RoyalJordanian) March 23, 2017
All of this had started with the airline taking a dig at US a day after the ban was announced.
Stay tuned for more fun…..we have just begun #electronicban pic.twitter.com/VZz70tD67V — Royal Jordanian (@RoyalJordanian) March 22, 2017
Royal Jordanian is not new to this. They’ve been making social commentary about the whole travel ban thing since it was first suggested by Trump. This is what the airline had tweeted when Trump had signed the travel ban executive order.
✈ 🇺🇸 ✅ #DonaldTrump #MuslimBan pic.twitter.com/rptY3dS3Xh — Royal Jordanian (@RoyalJordanian) February 5, 2017
And this is what they had posted on US election day last year.
Most of the other Airlines included in the ban included Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways & Emirates took the opportunity to talk about their inflight entertainment.
Let us entertain you. pic.twitter.com/FKqayqUdQ7 — Emirates Airline (@emirates) March 21, 2017
With over 3,000 channels to choose from, Oryx One is the only entertainment you'll need on board #OryxOne pic.twitter.com/9kun66qh4v — Qatar Airways (@qatarairways) March 22, 2017
2 Billion minutes of entertainment on air 😲 #TurkishAirlines pic.twitter.com/2RnfZDqUWT — Turkish Airlines (@TurkishAirlines) March 21, 2017
Pakistan International, the flag carrier of Pakistan that is not affected by ban also saw the opportunity to tease the Middle Eastern Airlines by tweeting this.
Did you know? You can carry your laptop/tablets onboard US bound #PIA flights. pic.twitter.com/pc8g8Owo9G — PIA (@Official_PIA) March 22, 2017
But the crown of wittiest airline on social media without any doubt goes to Royal Jordanian and we are officially endorsing their social media team for a raise.