Thanks For That: FR Pilot Refers To Pax As ‘Morons’

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Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said last year that it was time for him and his airline to “stop unnecessarily pissing people off.” He may have forgotten to tell his pilots.

A Ryanair pilot made a series of postings on his Facebook page recently in which he posed with a tinfoil hat, called passengers “morons” and disparaged a man apparently kneeling in the airport practicing Salat, the five-times-per-day Muslim prayer ritual.

Perhaps more shocking might be the response – or lack thereof -- by Ryanair, the European low-budget carrier.

According to a report in The Telegraph, the 31-year old pilot, Iain Inglis, wore a tinfoil hat in the cockpit and took a selfie, possibly a reference to various conspiracy theories about mind control.

He also wrote on Facebook: "To all Ryanair passengers. You now have a seat assignment. So why of why are you still queuing up like morons!!?? Please locate your brains."

And finally, Inglis also wrote about running away from a bearded man he saw in a London airport "praying quietly to Mecca and kissing the floor at Stansted.”

The Telegraph reached a spokesperson for Ryanair, who had this to say: “We don’t comment on social media nonsense, nor do we comment on individuals.” Okay then.

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