Yesterday’s Air India flight AI880 from Bagroda to Delhi took off without functioning air conditioning.
The 168 passengers onboard did not like it one bit. Air India dismisses this as “a technical matter” but promises “an investigation.”
By the way, it’s hot in Delhi.
Here are passengers suffering Air India’s inflight experience. Flight crew apparently promised that the air conditioning would eventually start working but it did not. Some passengers took down oxygen masks in hopes that a flow of oxygen would start and give them some respite. It didn’t.
#WATCH Air India Delhi-Bagdogra flight took off with faulty AC system, passengers protested complaining of suffocation pic.twitter.com/3nibvSrb1E
— ANI (@ANI_news) July 3, 2017
Flying Air India may just be like visiting India, as the commercial says.
However passenger behavior without air conditioning could also be what sets apart a merely bad airline like Air India from the worst airline in the world Pakistan International Airlines.
Taking off without working air conditioning of course is at least better than taking off without enough seats for passengers.