Sunday, December 24, 2017

Protest as Jet Airways passengers not allowed to disembark from diverted flight

Al Ain: Passengers of a Goa-Abu Dhabi flight that was diverted to Al Ain due to fog have complained that the airline did not allow them to disembark for 11 hours and wanted to fly them back to Goa.
Jet Airways flight no. 9W590 from Goa to Abu Dhabi had reached Abu Dhabi on time on Friday night, but was redirected to Al Ain airport due to bad weather, passengers told Gulf News.
Passengers claimed that they understood the situation and were cooperating with the airline crew until they were told that they would be flown back to Goa even as other flights that reached later landed in Abu Dhabi. 
After waiting for about four hours without any clarification, they said one of the Emirati passengers aboard the flight developed a medical issue.
“She was returning after undergoing a surgery. She developed swelling. Paramedics came to treat her and finally she and her family members were only allowed to disembark,” said one of the passengers who did not wish to be named.
Passengers also took to Twitter to air their grievances as they feared about getting stranded for a longer time if they would be flown back to Goa.
24/12/17 Sajila Saseendran/Gulf News