It seems like inappropriate and unruly behaviour on flights have become a very common thing nowadays. From IndiGo to Air India, visuals of passengers misbehaving with fellow passengers and the cabin crew are making headlines almost on a regular basis. Here’s another one.
According to NDTV, on a Delhi-Hyderabad SpiceJet flight, a passenger was deboarded because of his “inappropriate” behavior with one of the female crew members. A co-passenger of the accused was also deboarded and the two were handed over to the security team at the airport.
In a video that was shared on Twitter by ANI, a passenger and a female crew member can be heard arguing on the flight, the reason for which remains unclear. However, the air hostess can be heard saying that another female crew member is crying because of the passenger.
Here’s a look at the video:
#WATCH | "Unruly & inappropriate" behaviour by a passenger on the Delhi-Hyderabad SpiceJet flight at Delhi airport today
The passenger and & a co-passenger were deboarded and handed over to the security team at the airport pic.twitter.com/H090cPKjWV
— ANI (@ANI) January 23, 2023
According to Mint, the crew alleged that the passenger touched an air hostess inappropriately. When confronted, the passenger claimed that it was an accident due to confined space inside the aircraft.
“On January 23, 2023, SpiceJet wet-leased Corendon aircraft was scheduled to operate SG-8133 (Delhi – Hyderabad). During boarding at Delhi, one passenger behaved in an unruly and inappropriate manner, harassing and causing disturbance to the cabin crew. The crew informed the PIC and security staff of the same. The said passenger and a co-passenger, who were travelling together, were offloaded and handed over to the security team,” SpiceJet claimed in a statement.
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According to Business Today, the name of the accused in this incident is Absar Alam who has now been arrested by the Delhi Police and has been booked for sexual harassment under section 354A. The accused has handed over a written apology.
Here’s how people online responded to the incident:
Well done #spicejet High time unruly passengers are shown the door.
— Chitra Subramaniam (@chitraSD) January 23, 2023
The mind set of the passengers have to be changed. Earlier conception of the air hostess as a paid kamwali bai has to be changed. An air hostess is a trained professional to assist the passenger who even takes a Pilots seat when the pilot goes out of the cockpit to ease himself.
— 💚Debashish Bose💙 (@DebashishBose_) January 23, 2023
Such things are going to keep getting common. Travelling etiquettes aren’t catching up with passengers as fast as the affordability of flight tickets
— Akshay B (@AkshayB290978) January 24, 2023
Along with Boarding pass I think DGCA should offer free tutorials on how to behave in a Flight so that lives of other passengers are not put into risk.
Things can be discussed politely in a sober manner, why being Angry & Loud ?
— SUBHAM SINGHANIA 🇮🇳 (@singhaniasubh12) January 23, 2023
The incidences of misbehaviour is increasing in recent time…. It’s the mindset of people who think that the flight crew are servants and they misbehave with them. there might be something lacking which can be resolved peacefully in a dignified and respectful manner
— Shuvasish Choudhury (@ShuvasishC) January 24, 2023
Passengers truly need to learn basic etiquette and manners.