Earlier today, Emirates offered to fly US talk show host Jimmy Fallon to Australia in a social media stunt. However, the stunt appeared to backfire, attracting mostly negative feedback from other Twitter users.
In the current day and age, almost every airline has a significant presence on Twitter. A vast majority of replies can be fairly typical replies to customer complaints. However, every now and again a gem of a tweet pops up.
The whole story here begins with Jimmy Fallon tweeting to say that he appears on @TODAYShow, not @TheTodayShow. He went on to add that he wouldn’t mind appearing on Australia’s Today Show, however.
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) October 8, 2019
This led to The Today Show in Australia inviting the talk show host to pop by:
We’d love to have you! Come say g’day 🐨🇦🇺 https://t.co/de32eiGzfb
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) October 8, 2019
The invitation was gratefully appreciated by Jimmy Fallon, who asked his followers how to make this happen.
How do I make this happen? https://t.co/wJBoobZ8hl
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) October 9, 2019
Emirates joins in
This could’ve been the end of the story, however, Emirates decided to pitch in. The Dubai based airline replied to Mr Fallon, offering to fly him down to Sydney in a first-class suite onboard its Airbus A380 aircraft. This would’ve seen Mr Fallon afforded the ultimate in luxury travel. The would include “luxurious First Class Private Suites, Shower Spa, Onboard Lounge and award-winning service”
Hi Jimmy – We’ll be happy to fly you to Sydney on our flagship @Airbus A380. A great way to fly better and experience our luxurious First Class Private Suites, Shower Spa, Onboard Lounge and award-winning service. #FlyEmiratesFlyBetter https://t.co/kXPc7o0ZET
— Emirates Airline (@emirates) October 9, 2019
While it seems like an incredibly kind offer from the Dubai based airline, apparently not everybody was happy with the offer. While some Twitter users asked Emirates for a free upgrade themselves, others questioned why Mr Fallon deserved the special treatment.
Examples included @Moeys and @khaleifa_Ahmed1 who pointed out their loyalty to the carrier:
I bet you I’ve given Emirates more money then jimmy ever will. But 🤷🏼♂️
— Moey Shawash (@Moeys) October 9, 2019
I flight with Emirates more than 32 times never ever get something free like this 😂 lucky him (Jimmy) 🕺
— ولد زايد وكفى🇦🇪 (@khaleifa_Ahmed1) October 9, 2019
Meanwhile, @ThatChihutaGuy asked Emirates to extend the offer to him:
Must be nice. Feel free to extend that offer this way as well. pic.twitter.com/nOTmfdi27W
— Bukhosi (@ThatChihutaGuy) October 9, 2019
Have you flown with Emirates in First Class? Would you suggest Mr Fallon takes up the offer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!