The airlines have been telling stranded passengers all over Europe to fuck off.
Fuck off, said Ryanair.
Yeah, fuck off, echoed Aer Lingus.
It seems the airlines are making the point that it isn’t their fault, and I’m inclined to agree. It isn’t the airlines’ fault that the air-traffic control radar broke down, but they’re starting to lose me when they say that they have no responsibility to the people stuck in airports with no way out or home.
Fuck off and sue the airport, says Ryanair.
Fuck off and sue the Irish Aviation Authority, says Aer Lingus.
You see, the way I look at it is this. The passengers had a contract with the airlines, and the airlines, in turn, had a contract with the IAA to supply air-traffic control services.
To clarify this, take another example.
What would happen if they couldn’t get fuel to fly their planes?
Would they say Fuck off and sue Texaco! It isn’t our problem if we have no fuel for our planes?
No they wouldn’t. They’d say, Shit, we can’t take off. Sorry.
Sorry Ryanair. Sorry Aer Lingus. This is bullshit. It mightn’t be your fault, but it is your problem. Look after your customers. Put them up in hotels instead of making them sleep on the floors of airports like war refugees. If anyone has a beef with the IAA, it’s you.
Fuck off and sue them, you shower of thieving hypocrites.