Indigo Disaster
vaibhav_arora
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#31
| Maha Guru Member
Dear Earthian, In a country where people think twice (and then do nothing) when it comes to helping an accident victim, your action is indeed worth following
#32
| The Silent One
And since Earthian has 'hijacked' the thread with his noble act, let me nudge it back to the heading - called helpline for update, less that 36 hours for the 1st flight to take off - say things are going as per schedule. Nothing else to report.
Reading VA's posted link - the Bangalore air show being over may ease some things there.
Let's see how it goes. Shall update as possible.
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#33
| Loud Noisy Bird
the Bangalore air show being over may ease some things there



Unless they park the aircraft in a dry, grassy field. :eek:


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#34
| Humble Genius
#35
| Loud Noisy Bird
Saw that in passing. They were all cabs belonging to a defunct cab company.
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#36
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: snotty View Post

And since Earthian has 'hijacked' the thread


Sorry for hijacking it......but OT is the norm in IM, isn't it?

Well, in for a penny, in for.......

Just returned back to A'Bad on an Air India flight. Am being coy on the destination, since i want to post a puzzle in WWTPT.

Anyway, we arrived much before time for the flight and were told that we would need to screen our bags, which was a shared facility with Jet Airways . On arrival, we were told that AI screening had not yet started and that Jet Airways passenger bags were being screened. We wanted to get this chore done and relax, but the answer was that can only start when they receive the green signal from the check-in counter. Which would be in 10-15 minutes. Why has screening to be done only when checkin opens, nobody could tell me, but in the inimitable AI style for discerning customer services that they are well known for, they dismissed my friend's plea and horrors!- they brushed aside my wife's questioning as to how both were connected? 15 minutes came and went as did 20.

I was duly informed and i counselled restraint. Till i came to know that the bags being screened for Jet Airways was for a flight whose ETD was 15 minutes after ours! I made a scene which well meaning IMers here, who have congratulated me on my impulsive good deed posted earlier , would be constrained to take back their well meant wishes. The manager was in an important "security" meeting, and hence the "in-charge" was made the fall guy. The long and short: The manager had to come and face the music. He had no answers why Jet Airways got precedence and why screening was coterminous with checkin. He mumbled, and bumbled, unable to look me in the eye since I, all of 108 kgs, look like a cross between the yesteryear bad guy of Bollywood, Shetty, and Telly Salavas who just had his tooth pulled without Xylocaine. My wife and my friend, fearing that i would be guilty of prosecution under section 302, if not 304 asked the poor soul to apologise and leave.

But seriously: Private airlines "manage" things and stuff. At the cost of AI. Who do they manage? Among others, the concerned at AI too.

ps: Sorry VA, for another attempt.
#37
| Loud Noisy Bird
I want Earthian with me on my next flight. Just in case I die. Or have to check some baggage in. Or something.



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