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  1. Air India officer argues with passenger for window seat, delays flight by 33 minutes; suspended

Air India officer argues with passenger for window seat, delays flight by 33 minutes; suspended

Air India today said it has suspended a senior officer for "indiscipline" after he got into an altercation with a passenger over a business class seat in a domestic flight.

By: | New Delhi | Published: April 16, 2018 5:13 PM
Air India, Air India Delhi to Amritsar flight, Air India officer suspended, Air India official indiscipline, Air India officer passenger fight, Delhi to Amritsar flight Air India In a statement, the national carrier said the officer has been placed under suspension. (PTI)

Air India today said it has suspended a senior officer for “indiscipline” after he got into an altercation with a passenger over a business class seat in a domestic flight. Following the altercation, the flight from Delhi to Amristar was delayed by more than half-an-hour. In a statement, the national carrier said the officer has been placed under suspension.

“On a recent flight from Delhi to Amritsar, a senior commercial officer, who has just returned from a foreign posting got into a major altercation with a passenger over a business class seat. “The argument over such a trivial issue on a short-duration flight led to the delay of the flight by 33 minutes,” it said. Details about the suspended official and when the incident happened could not be immediately ascertained.

Sending out a strong message, Air India Chairman and Managing Director Pradeep Singh Kharola also issued an advisory urging employees to stick to high disciplinary standards. “Indiscipline of any sort will not be tolerated from any employee irrespective of hierarchy or area of work,” the statement said.

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  1. Ramachandran Narayan
    Apr 18, 2018 at 9:15 am
    You have not given details of the issue and have merely rushed to print something. Why was it not possible to a Window seat. When Business, First and even Econony Class Passengers can select their seats at the time of Reservations itself where is the question of any last minute problems. Why the accent on his return from posting as if it is of any relevance to the case.. The problem is something else and more serious otherwise he would not be suspended. A thorough proble is required in this case.
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      SKDKING
      Apr 18, 2018 at 11:57 am
      I agree fully. There is more to it than meets the eye. Someone is trying to settle scores through this incident. Hahaha....
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