When Indian actor and comedian Vir Das boarded an Emirates aircraft earlier this week, he was less than amused with the boarding music playing in the background. 

In a tweet he shared with his 6.76 million followers, he wrote:

"I'm on an Emirates flight out of Dubai where the Boarding music is 'Jesus take the wheel'. This is not a joke." 

A few hours later, someone at Emirates spotted the tweet and hilariously hit back. 

It all started when the passenger tweeted this out:

Leading Emirates to clapback with this:

Touché Emirates, touché

Not a first for the airline

This certainly isn't the first time Emirates hilariously reacts to criticism on social media. 

Earlier this year, the airline sharply responded to Oscar Munoz, United Airlines' CEO, after he made derogatory comments at Gulf airlines, including Emirates. 

“Those airlines aren’t airlines. They’re international branding vehicles for their countries,” Munoz told reporters on the sidelines of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit in Washington DC in March.

The clapback came in a video Emirates shared in response to a shocking incident which saw a man being violently dragged off an overbooked United Airlines flight. 

 The footage featured a tongue-in-cheek modification of United's slogan: "Fly the friendly skies," with Emirates adding "this time for real."