Oops! BA accidentally promotes rival Virgin Atlantic's flights on Facebook

British Airways shared the post with its 2.5 million followers

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A member of British Airways' social media team accidentally promoted flights from the airline's biggest rival Virgin Atlantic this weekend.

The company shared a Virgin Atlantic post that encouraged customers to fly to London with Virgin.

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Richard Branson's airline even spotted that it had been shared and responded: "Thanks British Airways! So kind of you to share! #onethingweagreeon #flyvirginatlantic".

BA's Facebook followers took to the social media platform to comment on the post.

Paul Hayford said: "Did somebody click the 'share post' button by mistake?"

Steven Dalgleish wrote: "Wow someone at BA with a sense of humour about time".

Alfian Basir said: "BA sharing some lurrrve..."

The post was later updated, with the airline writing: "Finally we agree on something except for how to get there. #FlyBAtoLondon."

The airline has 2.5 million Facebook followers, while Virgin Atlantic has 510k.

A Virgin Atlantic spokesperson told the Daily Mail: "We were quite surprised to see that British Airways shared our post, however, on this occasion, we do agree with them that Virgin Atlantic is the only way to fly.'

"As the individual must have had a bad day, we'd be happy to offer them a free flight to make up for it!"

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