Times of Oman2
Price in RO
24ct / gm
22ct / gm
Forex Rates vs R01
Back to Homepage
Man on wrong flight delays take-off by 1hr
December 12, 2013 , 8 : 59 am GST
SAVE THIS ARTICLE
An aerial view of the Salalah Airport. Photo - File
A Bangladeshi citizen boarding an India-bound Air India Express flight in Salalah created confusion, leading to delay in the flight's take off on Tuesday.
The passenger, who was supposed to board the Oman Air Salalah-Muscat flight, mistakenly boarded the Air India flight IX544 to Kerala, leading to confusion inside the aircraft and at the airport.
"The Bangladeshi passenger was supposed to board Oman Air and fly to Muscat, but he boarded the Air India flight to Kochi at 2:40pm. We all were wondering why a Bangladeshi had boarded a flight to Kerala with Oman Air boarding pass. Later on, we found that he had boarded the wrong flight and the crew had to send him back. Because of him, the flight was not able to take off in time. There was a one hour long delay. Passengers were irked over the delay," Muhammed Rushdi, an Air India passenger, said.
"It seemed that something went wrong while his boarding pass was being issued or checked," Rushdi added.
The Bangladeshi passenger had the receipt of the Oman Air boarding pass issued by the Air India officials.
"As the flight was full, we were able to spot the Bangladeshi passenger (left without a seat). All the seats were occupied and he was sitting on a wrong seat. If the flight had not been full to capacity, the Bangladeshi passenger would have landed in Kerala," Rusdhi added.
Rate this Article
Rates : 5, Average : 4
Post a Comment
Did you like this section? Leave a comment!
Your Name :
Your Email Address :
Your Comment :
Enter Image Text:
Back to Article
December 13 at 6 : 21 pm
Interesting how the report and the Mohamed Rushdie imply it was the bangladeshi passengers fault. Imagine how irked he must have been.
All those checks and controls for nada.
December 12 at 2 : 53 pm
How conveniently worded !! Make it sound like the mans fault.What were the bloody staff doing? Probably scared the poor chap half to death!
Latest in this section
ONA website hacked, news flow affected
More than 140 participants for GHEDEX, TRAINEX, JOBEX
After dispute, employment visa renewal at employer’s discretion
Sale of used tyres banned by Public Authority for Consumer Protection
His Majesty receives credentials
TOP RATED ARTICLES
Still miles to go: Zaheer
Twitter blocks two accounts on its Turkish network
Yoga may help women ease posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms
At least 42 dead in Pakistan road accident: police
Oman anti-monopoly law soon, says Rafd CEO
Fahad Al Ghadani
More in News
More than just a moustache - Adolf Hitler vs Charlie Chaplin
Urban gardens greening Berlin rooftops, airfield
Italian violinist strikes a chord with street children
Tips for writing a good article
How to choose your writing form and communicate your creative thoughts
Natasja Engholm - Special to Times of Oman
More in Features
This is the end of the two-state solution
Indian women target of a vicious campaign
Target the companies that pollute most
Assaad W Razzouk
Turkey must take the lead role to end conflict in Syria
Attempts to remake Eden are dangerous
More in Columns
Get Top news by E-mail.
Copyright © 2012 Muscat Press & Publishing House SAOC. All rights reserved. Times of Oman is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
For reprint rights contact:
TOO Online Editorial