Airlines Throw Shade (And Discounts!) After Shocking Germany World Cup Loss

Jun 28, 2018

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Germany officially ended its short-lived run at the FIFA World Cup on Wednesday after losing its game against South Korea, 0-2. The defending World Cup champions will not be progressing past the first round of the tournament for the first time since 1938. Along with millions of grieving fans, airlines are reacting to the stunning loss on social media — and you might even be able to get a flight deal out of it!

Ryanair offered up some cheap flights for fans leaving the World Cup unexpectedly early. (The catch is, though, that Ryanair doesn’t fly out of Russia where the games are being held).

When South Korea beat Germany, it brought Mexico forward in the rankings, so Aeroméxico showed some love to South Korea by offering 20% off flights from Mexico to Korea. Translated, the tweet reads: “We love you, Korea! Our flights from Mexico to Korea have a 20% discount.”

Even easyJet took a punch at Germany when it scheduled this ad to run, pushing cheap flights to Berlin because it’s “the only way to still see Germany this Summer.”

Another Twitter user even joined in, listing the players carrying other teams at the World Cup – and noting Germany’s only carrier now is Lufthansa. They’re not wrong, either. The German players flew in on Lufthansa, so we’ll probably catch Lufthansa carrying the team out (sooner than expected).

Featured image by SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images.

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