[AI] It is the Kingfisher this time

Harish Kotian harish at accessindia.org.in
Mon Aug 20 12:04:10 EDT 2007


Hi
Did you travel alone or there  was someone accompanying you?
Harish.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Prof. S. R. Mittal" <srmittal at gmail.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 6:35 PM
Subject: Re: [AI] It is the Kingfisher this time


> Dear friends.
> I have travelled with Kingfisher many times at least ten times. I have not
> faced any problems. They were very courteous and helping.
> Yours sincerely Mittal.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Syed Imran" <syed.fame at gmail.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 6:08 AM
> Subject: Re: [AI] It is the Kingfisher this time
>
>
>> It will be good if you could share the reply of our so-called
>> "Bangalore-based billionaire and the boss of low-cost carrier Kingfisher
>> Airlines"
>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>> From: "harish kotian" <hpkotian at rbi.org.in>
>> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>> Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 4:49 AM
>> Subject: Re: [AI] It is the Kingfisher this time
>>
>>
>>> Hi
>>> I sent a complaint of the incident to Vijay malya, chairman Kingfisher.
>>> If
>>> anyone also wishes to express their opinion on the incident, the email 
>>> id
>>> to
>>> write is:
>>> chairman at flykingfisher.com
>>> Harish.
>>>
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "Dinesh Kaushal" <dineshkaushal at hotmail.com>
>>> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
>>> Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 1:53 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [AI] It is the Kingfisher this time
>>>
>>>
>>>>I am not a lawyer, but I feel that in DGCA guidelines, there was
>>>>something
>>>> of the kind, that if the airlines feels that boarding a disabled flier
>>>> could
>>>> cause security issue, then they could refuse.
>>>>
>>>> Although in the above case, there is no security cause as with any 
>>>> blind
>>>> person it should not be an issue, but not sure if airlines can misuse
>>>> this
>>>> clause.
>>>>
>>>> Regards
>>>> Dinesh Kaushal
>>>>
>>>> blog at
>>>> dineshkaushal.blogspot.com
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>>>> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of harish
>>>> kotian
>>>> Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 10:49 AM
>>>> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
>>>> 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
>>>> help.
>>>>
>>>> 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
>>>> followed.
>>>>
>>>> Harish.
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