[AI] It is the Kingfisher this time

Subramani L lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in
Mon Aug 20 01:54:50 EDT 2007

Dear Harish:

The problem with DGCA is that by quietly posting a draft policy which
guarantees more and more of these incidents is in reality a toothless
and spineless organisation. I wrote to them with several objections
regarding the draft policy and they didn't bother to respond. I have a
very strong suspicion that they work hand-in-glove with the airlines in
disallowing us from using the airline services. 


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Subject: [AI] It is the Kingfisher this time

Hi friends
Yesterday I was to return back from Bangalore to Hyderabad. I had booked
a Kingfisher ticket.

The flight was at 9 pm and I reached the airport by 7.45.

At checkin counter the female, asked me to see their supervisor and she
sent me along with an assistant. The supervisor said that I be given an
isle seat.

They made me seated in the waiting hall and they told they would give me
a boarding card and to be seated as there was a long queue.

Half an hour elapsed and there was no sight of them. I went to the
counter and I got the same reply and was again seated.

I waited for another 15 minutes and by then, the security call was
announced. I again went to the counter and demanded for the boarding
card and I insisted I would wait no more.

At this time she rattled that she could not give me the boarding card
and that she would give me full refund.
On demanding the reason, she went onto  say that all the cabin crew were
females on that flight and as I was travelling alone they could not

I had a heated exchange of words and refused to budge anything short of
a boarding card.

She spoke to the crew and made it clear that I was not giveing in. In
the mean time I kept my cellphone camera in video mode.

Finally I was given the boarding card and hurridly my security was done.

I sat sulkily in my seat and made no bones showing my displeasure. I
hadto give the crew a mouth full and I used my opportunity when they
served food. I told them I was too agitated to eat anything. They were
very sorry at the end of it.

Before deplaning on reaching Hyd I gave them another dose and demanded
from them what extra they had to do for me.  I finally told to tell all
their colleagues such an incident should never occur.

I am surely going to complain to DGCA, how their new guidelines is

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