Saturday, November 25, 2017

Man dresses as pilot for free ticket, held

New Delhi: A man wanting to fly for free went to IndiGo's Delhi airport office dressed as a pilot on Friday and demanded a free staff ticket to fly to Ahmedabad.
The 31-year-old was wearing a co-pilot's uniform of a rival airline and told IndiGo's airport staff that he was joining the low cost carrier for which he needed to go on a staff ticket. However, his bluff was soon called.
"Our staff asked him why he was not buying a ticket to go to Ahmedabad for joining IndiGo? He replied that since he was already a part of the airline and will be joining it shortly, why should he pay for the same. Some other replies given by him aroused our staff's suspicion," said an IndiGo official.
Doubtful about his credentials, the airport officials asked him to wait for some time for his ticket to be processed. During this time, they ran a HR check on him and found the airline had no pilot by that name. In fact, the "fake pilot" was not even an employee of the airline in any other department. "His name did not figure in the list of people who are supposed to join the airline in near future," said the official.
The officials then confronted him. "The person then admitted he had donned the pilot's uniform to get a free ticket. IndiGo security staff then handed him over to police," said the airline official.
25/11/17 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India