Qatar Airways offloads couple after complaint of dizziness

By: | Published: January 28, 2016 10:01 PM

A Qatar Airways passenger who, along with his wife, was flying to Doha from here today alleged the airline staff did not call a doctor to examine his spouse when she complained of dizziness and instead offloaded them.

Qatar AirwaysThe commander of the flight QR-571 did not come to see us despite repeated requests when my wife Sufia complained of dizziness. (Reuters)

A Qatar Airways passenger who, along with his wife, was flying to Doha from here today alleged the airline staff did not call a doctor to examine his spouse when she complained of dizziness and instead offloaded them.

“The commander of the flight QR-571 did not come to see us despite repeated requests when my wife Sufia complained of dizziness. No doctor came to the aircraft to examine her. Instead, they offloaded us,” Mohammed Sabih Bukhari said.

Accusing the airline of “not caring” about his wife, Bukhari said the doctor came 50 minutes after the flight had departed.

“It seemed the airline was in a hurry to take off,” he said.

An e-mail query sent to Qatar Airlines headquartered in Doha and its public relations manager in New Delhi did not elicit any response.

The airline has now, booked him and his wife, in the same flight tomorrow, he said.

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