For beating an Air India staffer on Thursday, the airline is not allowing the MP Ravindra Gaikwad to travel in the flights.
Air India’s Maharaja has conveyed the message “No means no” with loud and clear to Ravindra Gaikwad, who is Shiva Sena MP urging the cancellation of flight ticket on Tuesday.
Ravindra tried to book an Air India flight ticket from Mumbai-Delhi through a call center, where he wanted to fly AI 806 at 8 am on Wednesday.
Last Thursday, MP Ravindra Gaikwad had beaten an Air India staffer for not allotting the business class seat, as he paid for it and till now the MP doesn’t made any apologize for beating the staffer.
A senior Air India official said,”We have standing orders not to allow the honorable MP on any of our air services. He can try to get his open tickets endorsed on our flights (meaning get confirmation to fly on a particular flight) but will not be able to fly.”
Along with Air India, many other Airlines supported the situation and not allowing Ravindra to fly through the flights. The other airlines include GoAir , Jet, SpiceJet, Vistara and IndiGo. Because of not allowing flying through the flights, the MP is taking his travel via Rajdhani from Mumbai-Delhi.
“We will not take a stand on this case and are looking at the problem in entirety whether airlines can ban an individual indefinitely from flying under existing rules. We will soon have a national no-fly list that will bar people from flying from variable periods of times for different offences,” said a senior ministry official.
Last Friday, after beating the Air India staffer the MP canceled his ticket for the Delhi-Pune flight. on the same day evening, his travel agent had booked the ticket for Delhi-Pune on IndiGo airline, but the IndiGo airlines also canceled his ticket. At last, he had taken Rajdhani to travel.
A private airline official says that all the airlines say that they are on High alert and they knew that the MP has plans to be in Delhi on Wednesday. They are going to check whether the MP Ravindra Gaikwad is booking a ticket and mainly on the sectors where he is planning to fly.
He also added that the MP doesn’t get any of our flights.