Ryanair pilot Iain Inglis posted numerous selfies from the cockpit – in one, he can be seen sporting a tin-foil “radiation hat” – and even branded passengers “morons.”
“To all Ryanair passengers. You now have a seat assignment. So why oh why are you still queuing up like morons!!?? Please locate your brains,” he ranted, via Facebook
The Edinburgh-born aviator also joked about running away from a young, bearded man he had seen “praying quietly to Mecca and kissing the floor at Stanstead.”
But budget airline Ryanair has been quick to dismiss Inglis’ unusual and intolerant behaviour; “We don’t comment on social media nonsense,” it said in a statement.
In the age of ever-present social media, public slip-ups can cause significant damage to an employer’s reputation – which means dismissals are becoming increasingly common – but one airline doesn’t seem too concerned.