Earlier this week, Ryanair got everybody's hopes up when it announced plans for $15 flights between the US and Europe by 2020, an offer that sounded almost too good to be true.
That's because it WAS too good to be true. Last night, the Irish budget airline said its board actually DIDN'T approve transatlantic service, basically leaving everyone's hopes for cheaper vacations stuck on the tarmac.
"In the light of recent press coverage, the board of Ryanair Holdings Plc wishes to clarify that it has not considered or approved any transatlantic project and does not intend to do so,” the Thursday statement said.
The airline’s bonkers CEO Michael O’Leary told London's Financial Times the company “f****ed up,” and pinned its huge PR fail on “a miscommunication.” Um, yeah, buddy.
It’s unclear how the colossal error came about, but reports indicate things snowballed after a journalist asked a follow-up question of chief marketing officer, Kenny Jacobs -- who might have just ended his days in that role.