Barely a month after being grounded for assaulting an Air India staffer, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad took to the skies again on Thursday.His airline of choice was Air India, as he took a flight from Hyderabad to Delhi shortly after 4 pm, an aide of Gaikwad told PTI.
Air India plans to provide more autonomy to its managers at airports under a stricter framework being prepared to deal with unruly flyers.
After booking himself on a Pune-Delhi flight, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad cancelled his ticket and boarded a train to the national capital, official sources said on Monday.
Over two weeks after he was blacklisted and grounded by all airlines, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad here on Monday morning took wings again on a Pune-New Delhi flight, authorities said
Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad booked a ticket on an Air India flight from Pune to New Delhi for Monday, two days after the ban on him was lifted by the state-owned carrier. But the parliamentarian is learnt to have opted to travel by train instead.
Air India on Friday said it had cancelled tickets booked by Ravindra Gaikwad for later this month after the airlines banned him from flying in March. Rubbishing the statement by Air India, Ravindra Gaikwad said that seven tickets were booked in his name by unknown people and he has raised this issue in Parliament.
A union of Air India employees has said the airline must boycott the politician till he delivers an “unconditional apology” and commits in writing to following norms for “cabin safety and public behavior.”
Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad may have shown regret through a letter on Thursday, but the Air India Cabin Crew Association (AICCA) does not want to fly with him on board.
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