03.06 2020 12:37h

Airline pilot asks people to 'buy airline tickets' like they 'bought toilet paper'

His Instagram post has gone viral on social media
Captain chris, Virgin Atlantic, Social Media News, Viral News
via Captain Chris Instagram

Captain Chris, a pilot for Virgin Atlantic, has gone viral after he shared an image on his Instagram page that showed him holding up a sign that read, “Buy airline tickets like you bought toilet paper.”

In the photo’s caption, he explained, “I have been following Dude with a Sign since I started on Instagram and I saw Pilot Charlotte posted a similar message. I put them together to make my own version.”

He then asked his followers to “re-post and pass this message to everyone you know, because it’s real. We need the world to start booking tickets, which will allow airlines to fill aircraft and get us all flying again. The only thing holding us back, is you; our loyal customers/passengers, without you, we’re grounded. Let’s get the world flying again.”

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BUY AIRLINE TICKETS LIKE YOU BOUGHT TOILET PAPER Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I have been following @dudewithsign since I started on Instagram and I saw @pilotcharlotte posted a similar message. I put them together to make my own version. Please RE-POST and pass this message to everyone you know, because it’s REAL. We need the world to start booking tickets, which will allow airlines to fill aircraft and get us all flying again. The only thing holding us back, is you; our loyal customers/passengers, without you, we’re grounded. Let’s get the world flying again. #buyairlineticketslikeyouboughttoiletpaper #dudewithsign #letusfly #fly #goflying #bookaholiday #flyaway #getairborne #bookaflight #toiletpaper #airline #airlinetickets #pilot #fun #pilotsofinstagram #letsgosomewhere #letsgoeverywhere #letsgoflying #letsgoonholiday #bookaholiday #togetherintravel #aviation #aviationneedsyou #repost #virginfamily

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The post has since received over 4,000 likes on Instagram.

The airline industry has been impacted greatly by the coronavirus pandemic as international travel and even domestic travel have all recorded all time lows.

Now, as businesses are starting to reopen, some airline workers clearly are hoping that things get busy again. 

As countries start easing their restrictions and borders begin to re-open, we can only hope that international travel will take off eventually after things get moving. 

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