The Hill earns vicious mockery over since-deleted tweet giving advice on handling canceled flights

The Hill hastily deleted a tweet after sending it out to promote a piece it published advising Americans on how to deal with canceled flights, attaching a hilarious picture of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot which got them mercilessly dragged all over the social media platform.

It was up for about an hour. Just long enough to get screen-captured and produce a record amount of sneering before it got pulled.

The Spectator’s contributing editor Stephen Miller started the trolling, tweeting, “Anyone who has had their flight cancelled has thought about going full January 6th at their airport. A-N-Y one.”

Following the humorous jab, Twitter users lined up to mock The Hill and it was brutally funny.

Miller tweeted a sequel that was just as good as the first one, “Me: Oh well okay I’ll just be taking this concourse magazine stand thanks.”

He took another swing and connected… this time using the alleged pipe bomber that never materialized, “Me checking back to a hotel after my flight is canceled.”

Buckle up… Twitter went for an extended throwdown.

Even leftists got in on the trashing of the tweet.

Mike Johnson, who is a senior research and data analyst at SEIU Texas tweeted, “As long as Twitter is entertaining ideas on how to make the site more insane, let’s remove the ability to delete tweets so that bangers like this can live on forever.”

The responses poured in with one guy advising, “Just yell fascist at everyone and they’ll think you’re Antifa and let you continue to rage.”

The Hill has since changed the picture on the tweet and has reposted it.

The actual advice in The Hill’s post was not nearly as entertaining as the original tweet.

“If you still want to get to your destination, most airlines will rebook you for free on the next available flight as long as it has seats, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation,” the outlet advised.

“If you want to cancel the trip, you are entitled to a full refund, even if you bought non-refundable tickets. You’re also entitled to a refund of any bag fees, seat upgrades or other extras,” The Hill stated.

The media outlet did quote a so-called expert, “Kurt Ebenhoch, a consumer travel advocate and former airline executive, stressed that travelers are eligible for a refund, not just vouchers for future travel. If you do take a voucher, make sure you inquire about blackout dates and other restrictions on its use.”

He concluded with very vanilla advice: “Ebenhoch said nonstop flights and morning flights are generally the most reliable if you can book them. If you’re worried about making it to the airport in time for a morning flight, he said, consider staying at a hotel connected to the airport the night before. And consider flying outside of busy dates; this year, the U.S. Transportation Safety Administration is expecting big crowds on Dec. 30, for example.”

Republished with permission from American Wire News Service

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