Jet Airways asks passengers to get off the plane to accommodate minister's family
The Staff of Jet Airways flight 9W7083 scheduled from Mumbai to Bhopal reportedly asked some of its passengers to get off the plane with the offer of some �concessions�, so that they can accommodate family members of a powerful minister.
Staff of Jet Airways flight 9W7083 scheduled from Mumbai to Bhopal reportedly asked some of its passengers to get off the plane with the offer of some “concessions”, so that they can accommodate family members of a powerful minister.
As reported by Filter Copy, a wedding party consisting of 80 people were on their way to Bhopal out of which 17 people showed up late to the airport, as a result of which they were thrown off the flight because of overbooking.
The entire group of 80 people then decided to threaten the Airlines, telling them they'll get off the flight if the 17 weren't let on. This led to a lot of chaos and delayed the flight. The flight, initially scheduled to land at 0710 hours, finally took off at 0800 and landed at 0910 hours.
The questions have been now raised as how the 17 passengers were allowed to get past boarding gates if they were not confirmed passengers. The group of people started to threaten the pilot and the crew, forcing them to work according to their will and in effect causing an entire flight to stand still.
After an hour of bickering with the group, the airplane crew turned to despicable choices and began trying to convince people onboard to get off the plane so they could accommodate the wedding party. To do this, reportedly some sort of 'concessions' were offered.
Amongst the passengers on board was a man en-route from Singapore to attend his father's funeral, begging for the ruckus to end as his father's body wouldn't be released from the hospital till he got there.
Reportedly the wedding family was linked to a powerful minister.