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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Thursday, July 31 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:57:19 GMT
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