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US Airways makes lewd tweet to Portland traveler

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

US Airways made a big mistake on Twitter when it sent out a nude photo of a woman to its 418,000 followers Monday afternoon.

A Portland woman - Alex - tweeted directly to US Airways that morning saying her flight to PDX had been delayed.

She demanded free stuff because her vacation was off to a bad start.

In a reply, US Airways tweeted, "We don't like to hear this, Alex. Please provide feedback to our customer relations team here."

But instead of posting a link, the airline attached an extremely lewd picture. It depicts a nude woman engaged in a sex act with a model Boeing 777.

It took nearly half an hour before US Airlines realized the mistake and deleted the tweet.

But, of course, it was too late.

There was a frenzy of retweets and comments online. Many were outraged; others just laughed.

US Airways has not explained how or why the picture was sent out, but offered this statement:

"We apologize for an inappropriate image recently shared as a link in one of our responses. We've removed the tweet and are investigating."

Some believe the tweet was originally sent as a bad joke to American Airlines and that someone at US Airways tried to copy and paste the picture to send it to a friend, but accidentally tweeted it out to disgruntled customers.

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