I love these pranks. It goes to show you how naive people can be, and the Lebanese mentality of saying “I didn’t lose anything” instead of “I can’t believe I actually thought someone would spend $500,000 for an Instagram account”. 7arba2a style.
It’s sorta like the New 7 Wonder Jeita scam. Like, they knew it was bullshit, yet still thought they could be the “7arboo2s” and I can’t help but laugh heartily when it fails and say “I told you so!”
Anyway. We got confirmation from Middle East Airlines that this is not a real campaign (thanks Asmar!), and the fake account has deleted the photos it posted. The hashtag though is still very much alive on #meairlines and #meaairlines.
So, remember, you were silly enough to fall for this, even a year after the Emirates and Turkish Airlines identical instagram pranks… Hahahahaha