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Fly the Funnier Skies: Mideast Airlines Troll United

One tweeted no-smoking sign said "drags on our flights are strictly prohibited by passengers and crew"

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    United Airlines has announced that all passengers on Flight 3411 will receive refunds for their tickets, after a man was dragged off the plane by officers at O'Hare International Airport in an incident captured in now-viral video. Chris Hush reports.

    (Published Thursday, April 13, 2017)

    Mideast carriers are having fun at United Airlines' expense.

    Dubai-based Emirates released an ad after video went viral of a United passenger being forcefully removed that toyed with the Chicago-based carrier's longtime slogan. "Fly the friendly skies ... this time for real," it read.

    Royal Jordanian tweeted a no-smoking picture saying "drags on our flights are strictly prohibited by passengers and crew." 

    Now Qatar Airways is getting in on the gag too. An update Wednesday for its iPhone app says it "doesn't support drag and drop. We take care of customers as we unite them with their destinations."

    Emirates and Qatar have been criticized by U.S. carriers over their rapid U.S. expansion. All three airlines have been caught up in the U.S. ban on electronics onboard.

    Calif. Man Says United Threatened Him as He Was Booted From SeatCalif. Man Says United Threatened Him as He Was Booted From Seat

    An Orange County man recounts how he was threatened with force when he refused to give up his first-class seat to a "higher priority passenger" on a United Airlines flight. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

    (Published Wednesday, April 12, 2017)