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Ryanair Is the Only Genuinely Funny Airline on TikTok

Rarely is a brand actually funny on the internet, but this budget airline figured it out.

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Once, I was blogging about a budget airline that shall not be named, and I inserted a line about how everyone loved to make jokes about flying on that airline. This line apparently upset the airline, as I received an email from the company stating as much. I made sure to note that the sense of humor we all seemed to have about the budget airline wasn’t shared by the company itself.

Fortunately not all budget airlines feel the need to seriously bill themselves as an “a la carte” service. Ryanair, the European airline popular with budget travelers and study abroad students, is willing to lean into its rather infamous reputation as a comically cheap airline. The company TikTok is filled with jokes acknowledging that there’s not a ton of leg room on its planes, there are add-on charges for just about everything, and even making fun of passenger complaints.

It’s a pretty extreme departure from what most airlines seem committed to doing: pretending that they’ve never once in their entire existence done anything wrong ever, and that they value customers above profits. So it’s a bit of relief when one of the most-joked about airlines is embracing its cheeky airlines.

Here are a few of Ryanair’s recent social media zingers:Brands making jokes on the internet is one of the many downsides of this period of late capitalism we’re all experiencing. I never want to see a sexy tweet from Wendy’s ever again. But at least with Ryanair, they are making fun of themselves and making me laugh in the process. It doesn’t hurt that, sometimes, they are sharing helpful discount codes too.Want more Thrillist? Follow us on InstagramTikTokTwitterFacebookPinterest, and YouTube.

Opheli Garcia Lawler is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @opheligarcia and Instagram @opheligarcia.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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