Updated 11 May, 2018

You know what PIA will actually be good at? Stand-up comedy.

In its latest tweet, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has asked its passengers to arrive at the newly constructed Islamabad International Airport five hours prior to their international departures.

They claim this comes as a "security check"... and that "your convenience is our topmost priority", however people aren't buying it.

They've flooded the airline's Twitter post with hilarious comments... because if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, right?


This person took 'Ticket katao aur line banao' a bit too seriously.

If you've taken PIA a few too many times, you know this to be true.

...And some had other battles to fight.

Update: The airline has since withdrawn their statement. A PIA spokesman said the letter was mistakenly released; therefore, passengers are requested to follow the old timing to reach the airport.


Surya Kant May 10, 2018 04:12pm
It is sensible. It might have to travel on road rather than on air.
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kash May 10, 2018 04:16pm
granted the 2nd security check is creating a bottleneck but why are the flights still departing 2/3 hrs late since new airport opening. Other airlines don't seem to have this problem.
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Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad May 10, 2018 04:22pm
Yet another silly, amazing and cruel joke by the "movers and shakers" of PIA.
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Not Pakistan's Culture May 10, 2018 04:32pm
It seems a deliberate effort to diminish the flag carrier's business.
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SHUAIB May 10, 2018 04:33pm
It's really shocking world is saving time as short as they could make but our PIA mashallah.
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Wazir May 10, 2018 04:34pm
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Umair May 10, 2018 04:39pm
Much noise for Nothing. For International Advice Four hours is normal advice
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Swetha May 10, 2018 04:44pm
@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad whenever I read 'movers and shakers' anywhere I just remember you.Its nothing bad.Seems your trademark.
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concerned May 10, 2018 04:45pm
its so funny its sad
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asad May 10, 2018 04:59pm
i guess they mean by this tweet is that leave home 5 hrs before departure. its normal if airport is tooooo far. not reach by 5 hrs earlier
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Ikram May 10, 2018 05:10pm
@Not Pakistan The effort is being made by PIA, not anyone else!
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Khurram May 10, 2018 05:17pm
"Your convenience is our top most priority", "That's why please come 5 hours earlier". Height of irony.
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SAEED KHAN May 10, 2018 05:35pm
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Arif May 10, 2018 05:36pm
That is exactly why we need to privatize PIA.
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Zafar Ahmed May 10, 2018 05:53pm
PIA asking report 5 hours before the flight departure....Sense to prevail !!!
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avtar May 10, 2018 06:12pm
@Umair In most countries it is three hours for international flights. Seriously, not much happens two hours before departure on AM flights
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Tahir mahmood May 10, 2018 07:48pm
For 1hr flight from Islamabad to Karachi, you have to be at the airport 5hr before your flight, it's a joke why not go by car or bus.
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Sheraz May 11, 2018 10:02pm
Very nice
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