Saturday, April 22, 2017

Hefty Air India fines for misbehaving passengers who delay flights

Fliers who behave badly and cause flight delays will face hefty fines when flying Air India.

After one too many incidents involving belligerent customers — who also happened to be members of parliament — Air India announced that unruly passengers who cause a flight delay of up to one hour will be slapped with a hefty five lakh in rupees (RM33,936) fine.

That doubles to 10 lakh rupees for delays between one and two hours, and an eye-watering 15 lakh rupees for delays longer than two hours, reported The Times of India.

The decision to impose hefty fines follows a spate of incidents involving aggressive and combative passengers against airport staff, three of which involved high-ranking politicians.

Last month, a member of parliament was charged with assaulting a 60-year-old airline staffer with his slippers during an altercation that delayed an Air India flight. The politician was downgraded from business to economy class.
22/04/17 Malaymail Online