Sunday, May 07, 2017

Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad demands rules for airlines crew

Mumbai: In the wake of the Centre proposing a no-fly list for unruly fliers, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad — who was briefly banned by domestic airlines following a run-in with Air India staff — on Saturday demanded that strict guidelines should be laid down for airline crew as well on how to treat passengers.

Gaikwad was reacting to a release of draft rules by the Centre on unruly and disruptive passengers that recommended a flying ban for three months or more. The move came in the backdrop of the row over Gaikwad repeatedly hitting an Air India employee with a slipper for not being allowed to fly business class on an all-economy plane.

“There are some guidelines that already exist and updating them is a routine procedure. I think the (civil aviation) ministry has deliberately announced this to remind people about the entire episode. There should be similar framework and set of rules for the airline crew as well on how to treat and address the requirements of passengers,” Gaikwad said.
07/05/17 Asian Age