While Garuda Indonesia and Lion Air banned onboard photography, Air Asia encouraged it via an onboard photo competition. I love it when Air Asia trolls Garuda Indonesia!
In fairness (and credit) to Garuda Indonesia, it has since backed down from its onboard photo ban. That policy not only banned onboard photography and video, but warned flight attendants they would be held responsible for customers who ignored the new policy.
But after around-the-clock outrage and public scorn, Garuda rescinded the new policy. Still, Air Asia could not resist the opportunity to poke fun at its Indonesian competitor.
In an Instagram post for its Indonesian division, Air Asia wrote:
Don’t hesitate to show off your moments of joy when flying with AirAsia. You will have the opportunity to win free tickets to Lombok and Labuan Bajo. [two Indonesian destinations]
To enter the competition, you must follow AirAsia on Instagram or Facebook. Then, upload a “happy photo” of yourself on either page, with a caption that mentions @airasia_bhsindonesia and the hashtag #BahagiaBersamaAirAsia (HappyWithAirAsia).
I love Air Asia’s response to Garuda’s public relations nightmare. Sometimes parody, or other forms of humor, is the best way to bring attention to such a silly policy. The competition cultivates further loyalty in a country in with Garuda Indonesia and Lion Air continue to try to marginalize Air Asia.
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image: Air Asia Indonesia / Instagram