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Support pours in for MAS amid tragedy
Published:  Jul 21, 2014 3:29 AM
Updated: 4:52 AM

MH17 Many international travellers reaffirmed on Twitter that they will still catch a Malaysian Airlines flight despite the recent tragedies.

Shortly after the MH17 tragedy on Friday, MAS had offered passengers a refund and a waiver of change fee for those who wished to postpone or cancel their travel plans.

This applied even to non-refundable tickets, the airlines wrote on its twitter handle @MAS.

But most netizens responded positively. Some regulars insisted they were sticking to the beleaguered airline, which has been struck by two tragedies in less than five months.

"I just bought my tickets and I'll still fly MAS!" @Meilinxo tweeted back.

"It's not MAS’ fault, okay people? You can die anywhere not only on the airplane. I love MAS so much and I'm going on MAS to go to Paris," Afiqah Asyikin wrote.

MH17, which carried 298 people on board, mostly Dutch, took off from Amsterdam on July 17.

The Boeing 777-200 was on its way to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed in Ukraine, and Russian-backed Ukrainian rebels were now suspected of shooting the plane down.

 

Even after the tragedy, MAS still earned praises from a Dutch.

"I must thank you! I always had very nice flights and excellent service with smiling faces...so very sorry for you, I am Dutch.." Ineke Muller (@67Ineke) wrote back.

"@MAS If I had the money, I'd fly with you tomorrow. Just to support you in this terrible time. As a great airline, you didn't deserve this," Rohan Stroud, whose Twitter profile said he is Australian and an aviation geek.

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