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TravelEasyJet clarifies backless seat viral photo, asks passenger to remove photo from Twitter

07:25  08 august  2019
07:25  08 august  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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A photo of a woman sitting in a backless seat on a recent EasyJet flight has gone viral ‒ though the airline insists the seat wasn't in operation. "Hi Matthew, thanks for bringing this to our attention, before we can investigate this could I ask you to remove the photograph & then DM us more info

# easyjet beats @Ryanair to have backless seats . It all started when Twitter user @mattiasharris shared a photo that appeared to show one "Hi Matthew, thanks for bringing this to our attention, before we can investigate this could I ask you to remove the photograph and then DM us more info

A photo of a woman sitting in a backless seat on a recent EasyJet flight has gone viral on Twitter — though the airline insists the seat wasn't in operation.

EasyJet clarifies backless seat viral photo, asks passenger to remove photo from Twitter© Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc.

"#easyjet beats @Ryanair to have backless seats," Matthew Harris wrote on Twitter. "@IATA @EASA this is flight 2021 Luton to Geneva. How can this be allowed." The tweet has more than 22,000 retweets and 42,000 likes as of Wednesday morning.

Harris wrote in a follow-up tweet: "One has to wonder how safe the rest of the plane was. This was her seat. The lady was moved to a spare seat once the flight was fully boarded. Not sure what would have happened if the flight was full. My partner took the photo."

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Photos of an EasyJet plane with missing seat backs caught attention on Twitter when the Easy Jet social media team asked the poster to take them down. EasyJet under fire for asking a customer to remove a photo of a backless seat . Never forget: You can’t delete a photo from the internet!

EASYJET has been slammed for asking a passenger to take down a photo of a backless seat on one of their planes. The image was shared on Twitter and quickly went viral . EasyJet asked the passenger to remove his picture from social media. They tweeted in response: "Hi Matthew, thanks

EasyJet responded to Harris' original tweet on the platform 15 minutes after it was posted, asking for him to take down the photo. "Hi Matthew, thanks for bringing this to our attention, before we can investigate this could I ask you to remove the photograph & then DM us more info regarding this, so we can best assist you," the tweet reads.

Holly Mitchell, a spokesperson for the airline, pushed back on the context of the photo.

"No passengers were permitted to fly in these seats as they were inoperative awaiting repair," Mitchell told USA TODAY in a statement. "Safety is our highest priority and easyJet operates its fleet of aircraft in strict compliance with all safety guidelines."

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"# easyjet beats @Ryanair to have backless seats ," Twitter user Matthew Harris quipped, alongside a photo showing a passenger sitting on a seat "Hi Matthew, thanks for bringing this to our attention, before we can investigate this could I ask you to remove the photograph & then DM us more info

The official easyJet Twitter account initially responded by asking Harris to remove the photo while easyJet investigated the matter, a reply that However, easyJet later told TIME that while there were broken seats onboard the flight, no passengers were assigned to them and the flight departed with

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