Friday, October 21, 2016

Three Air India crew members suspended for allowing fellow employee to sleep on flight's floor

Air India on Thurday suspended three employees after they allowed a fellow staff member to sleep on the flight's floor, PTI reported. Officials said passengers noticed the person sleeping in the galley of the New-York-bound flight AI-102 last week, and alerted the airline's chairperson and managing director, Ashwani Lohani.

The carrier provides a restricted amount of free passes for its employees, subject to seat availability. An official said, "In this case the aircraft had a full load, but the staffer managed to board the flight by telling them that he would not mind travelling on the jump seat, which are meant for crew rest," the news agency reported.