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Air India Following the scandal of the “pee gate”, alcohol policy has been modified The New Indian Express


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Air India It stated that it had changed its in-flight alcohol policy following a mid-air urination incident. Cost the carrier Rs 10 lakh in fines

The Incident: A drunk senior US bank executive was charged with urinating on 72-year-old woman in business class while on board a plane last year. New York To New DelhiIt has been called “pee gate” Local media

The The airline was severely criticized for its performance. Handling the complaint of the woman And for allowing the banker. Indian National Shankar MishraTo disembark, as normal after the aircraft landed.

But Air India In a statement, the defense was made TuesdayA saying “in the judgement of the crew, the alleged perpetrator posed no risk to flight safety at any time.”

“The alleged perpetrator was calm, cooperative and professed ignorance of the allegation. He had not been served excessive alcohol by the crew and did not appear intoxicated to the crew,” The statement was added.

The The airline acknowledged that it had not reported the incident. November 26. As required by the Indian aviation regulator.

The Indian Directorate General This is Civil Aviation (DGCA), last week fined Air India Three million rupees (about $37,000) and 300,000 rupees for the airline’s director in-flight services.

The Flight’s pilot had his license also suspended for three month. “failing to discharge his duties” To ensure safety and discipline The Since then, the airline has called the penalty “excessive” They also promised to assist its staff with an appeal.

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The DGCA Tuesday An additional fine of one million dollars was imposed on the airline after it failed to report two incidents of unruly passengers on a separate flight. Paris To New Delhi On December 6.

On The regulator stated that an allegedly drunk passenger was discovered smoking in the lavatory while another passenger relieved herself on the blanket and seat vacant of a female passenger.

“We have reviewed our existing in-flight alcohol service policy taking reference from other carriers’ practice and input from the US National Restaurants Association’s guidelines,” Air India In a statement

The Airlines will now follow the NRA’s “traffic light” system to train crew members in how to recognize and manage potential cases of alcoholism. Air India said.

The These incidents led to the first major public relations crisis for the former flag carrier after its privatisation last January.

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