Indigo offloads 70 fliers from Raipur-bound flight for ‘unruly behaviour’

The incident happened between 8:30 PM and 9:00 PM. The passengers, who as a group were travelling to Raipur from Hyderabad, were trying to exchange seats among themselves.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Updated: January 23, 2016 7:21 pm
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At least 70 passengers were offloaded from a Raipur-bound Indigo flight at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad on Friday night on the grounds of “unruly behaviour”, following which the fliers lodged a complaint with airport police alleging they were harassed by the airline staff.

The incident happened between 8:30 PM and 9:00 PM. The passengers, who as a group were travelling to Raipur from Hyderabad, were trying to exchange seats among themselves. An altercation erupted between the cabin crew and two-three members of the group over this.

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“The cabin crew then called the ground staff to assist them. The situation worsened and led to the extent of offloading of passengers,” airport police inspector T Sudhakar said. He said the passengers in a complaint alleged that they were harrased by the airline’s staff and the flight took-off without handing them their check-in baggage.

The airline in a statement said the passengers were offloaded “on the grounds of unruly behaviour” and an FIR has been lodged with local police in this regard. “Indigo confirms offloading of 70 passengers (group booking) who were scheduled to fly on 6E-466 from Hyderabad to Raipur on January 22 on the grounds of unruly behaviour,” the statement said.

Some of the male passengers (of the group), who were standing in the aisle, did not pay heed to the repeated requests made by the cabin crew to take their seats before closing of the aircraft doors for take-off. They then “began to brush their luggage against one of the crew members”, it alleged.

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    NARAIN MAHTANI
    Jan 26, 2016 at 2:22 am
    Congrats INDIGO staff, well done ,the action taken must have been appropriate,since I have travelled INDIGO,the staff has ways been professional,and courties,REMOVING UNRULY PENGERS IS NECESSARY, For the safety of the AIRCRAFT its staff,and the comfort of other peace loving pengers
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      US NRI
      Jan 23, 2016 at 6:33 pm
      A group of 70...that explains it
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        rupam
        Jan 24, 2016 at 4:59 am
        Good job indigo. with airfare going south in india a large number of 1st time flyers emerging . I simply don't understand the need to exchange seats for 1 or 2 hour flights . people carry bus or train travel behavioural traits . i frquently see such behaviours in a smaller scale .imagine the inconvenience this was causing to the other 100 odd pengers as well. Good job indigo .kudos .
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          Mumbai
          Jan 23, 2016 at 3:12 pm
          there have been too many complaints of Indigo behaving rudely with pengers, are they getting carried away by profits
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            Dennis
            Jan 23, 2016 at 3:14 pm
            Good work by Indigo! They will remember this lesson for the rest of their lives.
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              Dr surya
              Jan 24, 2016 at 12:29 pm
              well done Indigo I am regular flier with this airliner the staff the aircraft and maintenance staff all are well disciplined It cant be fault of the staff.Take necessary action against the unruly penger.
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                Hamid
                Feb 2, 2016 at 6:01 pm
                Blood Girias wedding this was, at Ramoji Film City. The girl side is creating nuisance
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                  Hamid
                  Feb 2, 2016 at 6:01 pm
                  Coimbatore Girias
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