SSridhar wrote:Generally, when an a/c is delayed, there is no information forthcoming in India either for the reason for the delay or the ETA/ETD.
I guess there were multiple point of failures here. Air India or Air India Express are not known for any good hospitality or service to passengers. How this air lines runs the show has been debated here and else where umpteen number of times.
That being said, the passengers on the flight over-reacted!! And I am sure this "over reaction" came in only when the flight entered their own home grounds. The flight had got delayed in Abu Dhabhi for 3 hours. None of these people made a fuss about it. Why? Because they knew that if they try their Kerala commie tactics UAE police would make them do frog jumps all across the tarmac. There were reports that the pilot had exaggerated the threat. But looks like a few passengers did enter the cockpit, and stopped the crew from leaving the flight. And the cabin crew and the ground crew are sticking to their guns and have not changed their version of events.
I am sure that for many passengers in the air-craft the pilot was a "glorified KSRTC bus driver", the air hostesses are "glorified house maids", and they are the true blue Maharajahs. So with this attitude no wonder they thought that can bully or threaten the pilots in a hope that the pilot would just get frustrated, start the flight and take off to Kochi. Just like a KSRTC bus leaving the bus station, when the conductor gives a double bell
Denying the passengers a comfortable place to sit, and not providing the food and water was really bad. But if the passengers themselves were hostile, I dont think any one would want to provide more food and water to them.
Mean while a "Facebook War" has been started on this topic. Cartoons, poor jokes etc. are the order of the day. Vayalar Ravi at the Centre Govt. also is being abused. The folks who entered the cockpit are now considered to be martyrs. Some folks say that Keralites in the Gelf
should boycott IA and AI. Some other Mallus add that, they have every right to do so but IA and AI come up with fare discounts and the same Mallu gang would then opt for IA or AI