Only 6 passengers in an IndiGo flight. What happened next will surprise you

Only 6 passengers in an IndiGo flight. What happened next will surprise you

IndiGo passengers traveling from Bengaluru to Chennai on a Sunday night flight claimed they were misled by airline staff, who asked them to disembark on the promise of an alternative flight. Stranded in Bengaluru, they spent the night and flew out the next morning. IndiGo confirmed the incident, saying that out of the six passengers two passengers were provided accommodation in a hotel while others preferred to spend the night at airport lounge. The affected passengers demand action for the inconvenience caused.

Synopsis IndiGo passengers traveling from Bengaluru to Chennai on a Sunday night flight claimed they were misled by airline staff, who asked them to disembark on the promise of an alternative flight. Stranded in Bengaluru, they spent the night and flew out the next morning. IndiGo confirmed the incident, saying that out of the six passengers two passengers were provided accommodation in a hotel while others preferred to spend the night at airport lounge. The affected passengers demand action for the inconvenience caused. The incident took place at Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore. (Representational image) Passengers flying from Bengaluru to Chennai on Sunday night in an IndiGo flight alleged that they were deceived by the airline's staff to disembark from the plane on the promise of an alternative flight. According to the passengers, IndiGo did not want to fly with only six passengers on board. The incident was reported by Times of India. The stranded passengers said that they forced to spend the night in the Bengaluru and fly out the following morning. The incident took place at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) after the arrival of IndiGo flight 6E478 from Amritsar to Chennai via Bengaluru. The other passengers had already deboarded at Bengaluru, leaving only six passengers on the aircraft. IndiGo sources at KIA confirmed the incident and stated that two passengers were provided accommodation in a hotel located 13 km away from the airport, while the remaining passengers decided to stay at the airport lounge, according to the report. All six passengers were eventually accommodated on flights the next morning and flown to Chennai. The affected passengers expressed demanded action for the inconvenience they faced. Narrating the incident, some of the passengers told TOI that he received a call from an IndiGo ground crew member, asking them to get off the flight for another alternative flight to Chennai that was ready to fly. Similar calls were made to the other passengers, who quickly disembarked, the report said. However, they soon discovered that they had been deceived by the staff and when they confronted IndiGo staff, they received no assistance, the report said. Some passengers accused IndiGo of denying them an airport hotel. When contacted by TOI, IndiGo provided detailed information about the incident but declined to comment on the passengers' plight. The affected passengers are seeking action from IndiGo for the misleading actions of their ground staff and the inconvenience caused to them. Experience Your Economic Times Newspaper, The Digital Way! Tuesday, 21 Nov, 2023 Read Complete ePaper » Digital View Print View Wealth Edition Strictures Leave IPO Financing at a Dead End The initial public offering (IPO) market is red hot, with five issues worth ₹7,400 crore opening for subscription this week, but enthusiasm is muted among finance companies that have historically lent to bidders in such share sales. All in a Weekend: Altman Gets MS Office, OpenAI a New Boss OpenAI co founder Sam Altman is joining Microsoft as the head of a new AI research group while ex-Twitch boss Emmett Shear is set to take over as the interim CEO of the ChatGPT maker, in a surprise turn of events for the startup at the heart of an artificial intelligence boom. CVs Set for Heavy-Duty FY24 Sales Sales of commercial vehicles, a barometer of economic activity, are expected to hit an all-time high in FY24, fetching record revenue for companies such as Tata Motors, Ashok Leyland and VE Commercial Vehicles. Read More News on indigo indigo flight indigo chennai flight indigo bangalore flight Kempegowda International Airport (Catch all the Business News , Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on The Economic Times .) Download The Economic Times News App to get Daily Market Updates & Live Business News. ... more less Prime Exclusives Investment Ideas Stock Report Plus ePaper Wealth Edition SBI, Bajaj Fin, Axis Bank face the heat of unsecured lending norms. What should investors do next? Trust deficit? Some students cry foul over UpGrad’s refund policy, allege misrepresentation. Planning a ‘skinny jab’? The truth behind miracle weight-loss drugs 3 insights to kick-start your day, featuring government’s eye on Sahara’s money Inside the proposed Reliance-Disney Star deal and what it means for the OTT industry Stock Radar: BEL may hit fresh record highs in short term. Time to add defence stocks to portfolio? 1 2 3 View all Stories

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