Twitter reacts to US Airways' NSFW tweet

Julianne Cassidy

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Twitter reacts to US Airways' NSFW tweet

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Apr 14, 2014

An unhappy patron of US Airways tweeted a complaint to the company's Twitter account and received an unwelcome and highly vulgar pornographic image in response. US Airways has since apologized for the utterly inappropriate material.

In a series of tweets, Twitter user @ElleRafter complains about her time spent waiting on the tarmac due to an "overweight" plane. 

US Airways politely responded once and then again, accidently including the pornographic link in their second reply. Although we can't include the NSFW image, it is highly graphic in nature involving a nude female with a sexually placed toy airplane.

The airline was not quick to recover the tweet as it remained on their account for an estimated hour before being removed. This delay sent Twitter ablaze with sarcastic, humorous, and horrified reactions. 

US Airways has not publicly released any additional information beyond its single apology on Twitter.