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easyJet ended up in a social media storm this week as an appalled passenger shared a picture of a backless seat on his flight to Geneva.
The budget airline was forced to ask passenger Matthew Harris to remove an image from his social media feed on Tuesday after he shared his outrage at the fact they were planning to sit somebody in the broken seat.
However, easyJet were quick to clear up the issue and reveal that all wasn't what it seemed.
Taking to his Twitter feed, he posted an image taken by his partner of a woman sitting on the seat in question.
#easyjet beats @Ryanair to have backless seats. @IATA @EASA this is flight 2021 Luton to Geneva. How can this be allowed. @GeneveAeroport @easyJet_press @easyJet pic.twitter.com/EthMoWRR8P
- Matthew Harris (@mattiasharris) August 6, 2019
While easyJet promptly replied and asked the passenger to remove the image while they investigated the incident, the unimpressed punter bluntly replied: "Absolutely not," before voicing his concerns.
"How can this be allowed (sic)."
He added: "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."
Naturally, Twitter erupted at the snap, with one user claiming the ordeal was "unbelievable" while another branded the airline "diabolical".
However, the airline went on to set the record straight, telling PRETTY 52 that they never intended any passenger to sit on the seat in question.
"No passengers were permitted to fly in these seats as they were inoperative awaiting repair," they said.
"Safety is our highest priority and easyJet operates its fleet of aircraft in strict compliance with all safety guidelines."
Phew - we can't imagine that would have been a comfy ride.
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