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A Lot Of People Are Falling For An Instagram Hoax Offering Free Flights

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But that hasn't stopped a lot of people following the fake accounts and asking the airlines on Twitter why they haven't received their free flights.

@Ryanair how do i claim my free tickets for instagram?

Joshua Hancock-Brown@pompeyjosh1990Follow

@Ryanair how do i claim my free tickets for instagram?

10:38 AM - 05 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Actually recon this easyjet instagram account is real me you know.

Sam@samwilsonnnnnFollow

Actually recon this easyjet instagram account is real me you know.

11:01 PM - 06 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Some people appear to have been in on the joke.

Where's my two free tickets then @easyJet for being in the top 3000 followers on Instagram!?...I have a date with Amsterdam!

Scott Fowler@scottfowler360Follow

Where's my two free tickets then @easyJet for being in the top 3000 followers on Instagram!?...I have a date with Amsterdam!

8:25 AM - 07 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But most have been desperate to know if the offer is real.

@Ryanair Hi, is your Instagram account offer with first 2000 followers get 2 free tickets for an EU flight for real?

Rebecca Emery@onesugarpleaseFollow

@Ryanair Hi, is your Instagram account offer with first 2000 followers get 2 free tickets for an EU flight for real?

9:12 AM - 07 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Is this @easyJet Instagram promo competition for real? If so, give us some T&Cs man! #easyjet #instagram

? Ayah Marar ?@AyahMararFollow

Is this @easyJet Instagram promo competition for real? If so, give us some T&Cs man! #easyjet #instagram

10:18 AM - 05 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Unfortunately for everyone who followed and shared the accounts, the airlines eventually confirmed the inevitable.

@twilkin Hi Tom, we do not have an account in Instagram. Thank You. AA

Ryanair@RyanairFollow

@twilkin Hi Tom, we do not have an account in Instagram. Thank You. AA

10:58 AM - 05 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#Ryanair is on Twitter, @Ryanair, YouTube http://t.co/yatPBlsuaV, & LinkedIn http://t.co/lxNeUetktV. We're not yet active on other platforms

Ryanair@RyanairFollow

#Ryanair is on Twitter, @Ryanair, YouTube http://t.co/yatPBlsuaV, & LinkedIn http://t.co/lxNeUetktV. We're not yet active on other platforms

11:11 AM - 05 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Hi everyone, unfortunately we’ve had a few fake Instagram accounts pop up. For all official updates please follow @easyJet. Thanks

easyJet@easyJetFollow

Hi everyone, unfortunately we’ve had a few fake Instagram accounts pop up. For all official updates please follow @easyJet. Thanks

5:00 PM - 06 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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