As British holidaymakers are plummeted into chaos with tens of thousands stuck overseas, social media users have taken the opportunity to respond in typically witty fashion.
Monarch Airlines collapsed today leaving more than 110,000 British tourists stranded abroad and all customers in the UK told not to travel to the airport.
And the beleaguered airline has now fallen victim to the inevitable onslaught of memes poking fun at its financial misfortune.
Social media users have taken the opportunity to shed some light on the situation
Social media has erupted with hilarious pictures mocking Monarch – with many suggesting Ryanair could now take on its staff.
Many memes focus on Ryanair – which has cut thousands of flights due to pilots’ annual leave, strikes and air traffic delays – now profiting from Monarch’s troubles.
Monarch travellers arrived at airports across the UK and Europe this morning to be told that their flights were cancelled while 300,000 future bookings worth at least £60million and involving 750,000 customers have also been axed.
The collapse – the largest to ever hit a UK airline – happened at 3am when all planes were on the ground and could be seized.
But many are trying to take a lighthearted view online.
Ryan Gibbs posted an image of Tom Hanks in the blockbuster Castaway, with the caption: ‘My current feeling knowing Monarch have gone into administration and my flight home still hasn’t been changed’.
Another wrote: ‘Ryanair looking at the Monarch situation like…yep, won’t have to worry about pilot shortage soon.’
Social media has erupted with hilarious pictures mocking Monarch – with some asking for suggestions and help re-booking their holidays
Administrators have confirmed Monarch package holidaymakers will be flown home for free or get a full refund on bookings – but flight-only customers are likely to be left out of pocket.
Flight companies have already been accused of cashing in on the chaos from the Monarch collapse as flight prices were allegedly increased by the minute as desperate passengers struggled to re-book flights.
One nurse from London stuck at Gatwick today said the price of a Ryanair flight to Alicante went up £60 as she tried to book a replacement.
This comes after under-fire carrier Ryanair revealed 2,024 routes will be axed over the next six weeks, leaving the travel plans of up to 400,000 passengers in chaos.
More than 250,000 people caught up in the cancellation chaos will miss out on compensation but boss Michael O’Leary insisted he won’t quit and said: ‘It’s not my biggest cock-up’.