I am a bird
Friday, July 20, 2007
A passenger suffering cerebral palsy denied boarding by Air Sahara & SpiceJet.
Why an airline would do such a thing?
Guy is paying money? Yes. It increases load factor of airline? Yes. Then why?
I will tell you why?
I was there in Chennai when this incident happened. I am an airline staffer and I saw it all. To cut the story short, I will tell you what happened. When this guy was refused boarding because Sahara guys couldn't understand head-n-tail of what he was saying. HE STARTED ROLLING OVER FLOOR. Yes, "rolling over floor", just like a kid, who was just denied a lolly pop.
Suppose, if you, yourself has denied boarding by an airline, for what-so-ever excuse, would you starting rolling over floor? Imagine yourself rolling over floor. Do you think an adult guy rolling over floor qualifies, entering into a civilized social place (forget about aircraft, which requires much controlled discipline while flying). Would you allow such a guy enter your house.
It generates pity, that a handicapped person, denied boarding, just because he is handicap. Believe in an entire day we handle 2-3 wheelchair passenger almost every flight.
BUT SUCH A GUY ALONE WITHOUT ATTENDENT WHO START ROLLING OVER FLOOR; sorry a strict NO ENTRY FOR HIM. What if start doing same on flight.
The big hyppocracy on part of Media and NGOs is that they only feel pity for handicaped people in airlines, and not in railways where almost 364 times more passengers travel daily than the numbers of pax travel with all domestic airlines annually in airlines.
KYA KAREIN AKHBAR YA CHANNEL BECHNA BHI HAI…. :)
Fact from an Eye-Witness – Courtesy – Mr. Murli Krishna (fellow blogger)