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Air India pilot seats his mother in cockpit: report

Discussion in 'National Politics' started by PK787, Jul 3, 2012.

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  1. PK787

    PK787 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

    Apr 3, 2012
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    A report indicates that an Air India pilot insisted on seating his mother on a jump seat next to him in the cockpit after he could not get a free ticket for her. The pilot insisted that his mother was sick and he could not leave her at the airport
    The pilot of an Air India passenger plane seated his mother in the cockpit for a domestic flight, refusing to take off without her after he could not get her a free ticket, a report said Sunday.

    The pilot allegedly demanded that his mother be issued a "dummy boarding card" at Pune airport in western India and placed her in a jump seat reserved for the crew for the two-hour flight to the capital New Delhi.

    "When the pilot insisted on taking his mother on board, the operations and commercial departments were informed," an airport official told the Sunday Express. "The pilot threatened that he would not fly without his mother."

    The pilot said that his mother was sick and he could not leave her at the airport, the paper reported.

    "The GM (general manager)... investigated the matter after it was brought to my notice," Air India chairman Rohit Nandan told the Express, adding that disciplinary action was being taken.

    Air India pilots are allowed some free tickets for themselves and family members subject to seat availability.

    The duty manager's report recorded that the fully-booked flight, with 122 passengers on board, was delayed for 20 minutes because of the incident.

    An Air India spokeswoman told AFP on Sunday that the airline was not immediately available for comment.
    Air India pilot seats his mother in cockpit: report - NY Daily News
    if his mom's health was at risk thn i totally support him but he shud have gotten her another seat instead of the cockpit, what do you guys think?
  2. Marqueur

    Marqueur Peaceful Silence ELITE MEMBER

    Nov 29, 2011
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    no action will be taken .... the Pilots are working for free ... and Air India doesn't have pilots ... so if this pilot is fired ... then its news ...
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