Mumbai: Air India has been grabbing the headlines with viral videos, but this time according to a report in the Mumbai Mirror, an Air India flight on Tuesday from Mumbai to Delhi could not take off on time as one of the pilots did not turn up on time since he was delayed at a temple where he had gone for the Mahashivratri festivities.
The report elaborated on how the Mumbai-bound Air India flight from Delhi, AI 887, was delayed by almost three hours on Tuesday as the two pilots didn’t turn up on time, leaving passengers who had already boarded the aircraft without any communication. One of the pilots, it emerged, got delayed at a temple where he had gone for the Mahashivratri festivities.
As per Air India’s proposal to punish crew due to whose conduct flights get delayed, the two pilots will have to face a salary deduction of Rs 500 for every five minutes of delay. By that calculation, for Tuesday’s delay, the two pilots will have to pay up Rs 18,000 each.