外文标题：Air India flight delayed as Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury goes ‘shopping’
NEW DELHI: An Air India flight to Hyderabad from Delhi, with a Union minister and Supreme Court judge on board, was held up for 45 minutes here after a senior Congress leader from Telangana did not turn up for boarding at the scheduled time as she was allegedly busy shopping.
"Last Friday, former Union minister and Congress Rajya Sabha MP Renuka Chowdhury was travelling to Hyderabad on Air India's Chicago-Delhi-Hyderabad flight AI-126, which was scheduled to take off at 1900 hours. Chowdhury did not turn up on time despite repeated announcements of the final call by the airline staff. She finally turned up after scheduled departure time but not before the pilot had missed his turn in the departure sequence," sources said.
Since her baggage had already gone on the flight, it was not possible to retrieve it at the last minute, sources said adding "Air India did not have an option but to wait for her."
Will AI do the same "routine procedure" if a non-VIP IDIOT does the same?
Why didnt the flight take off??should have taught these criminals a lesson.
To teach these criminal ministers a lesson each the flight should have left after downloading her luggage on the tarmac !!!
Suri Sreenivas (Location)
People should teach a bitter lesson to this kind of MP's and smash their egos to pieces. Congress is to be made into a door mat and all its leaders should be made as chaprasis. These people will never learn.
ashok kansal (ghaziabad)
This reminds me a news item few days back.Some passengers late by 5 minutes from the reporting time and still 55 minutes before departure time were denied entry and all requests gone waste, the fliers virtually wept but all in vain.
air India should blacklist her
Air India should have the guts to leave that guinea pig and fly...
Anyway the flight was delayed, they should have removed her baggage and prevented her from boarding. In one such incident in Pakistan, the pass angers didn't allow the minister to board the flight. The video is still on the net if you want to see. Passengers should teach a lesson to such person.