Monday, March 06, 2017

TV anchor alleges threats for complaining about food in Delhi-Mumbai Spicejet flight

Two days after a television anchor and former model filed a police complaint against a flight attendant and two security officials of a budget airline for alleged mistreatment, he has again approached the police, claiming to have received threat calls for taking on the airline.
The complainant, Karan Ambardar, approached the police on Tuesday saying he and his wife Shilpa Aggarwal were "forcefully" made to wait on an aerobridge for more than an hour on March 1, after landing in the city from Delhi, by SpiceJet officials only because he had complained about the quality of food served to them.

According to the complaint filed at the Domestic Airport Police Station, Ambardar asked for a chicken sandwich, but was offered chicken tikka masala with rice. "I agreed, but the flight attendant returned saying it wasn't available either. She offered chicken methi malai instead which I refused and insisted on a refund. At this point, a senior crew member intervened and ended up being aggressive with me," the complaint said. "When I read the menu card, I realised the airline's menu changed according to the date, and that they were offering me a dish prepared nearly 14 hours earlier. When I raised a stink, a senior crew member threatened me," Ambardar said.

The matter was reported to the pilot, and when the flight landed in Mumbai, two security personnel allegedly ensured Ambardar and his wife couldn't leave the aerobridge for nearly an hour, the complaint said. On Saturday, Ambardar approached the Amboli police saying he has been receiving calls late in the night, threatening him with dire consequences for complaining against the airline.
06/03/17 Aditya Anand/Mumbai Mirror