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Flying with cockroaches on broken seats: Air India NY-Delhi flight riles UN diplomat

The official, who was traveling on an Air India flight from New York to New Delhi, wrote on his Twitter handle about the presence of cockroaches and the absence of entertainment/call buttons/reading lights on the flight

March 21, 2023 / 06:21 AM IST
On Monday, the diplomat asked for another clarification as to how Air India flights from New York have cockroaches and do not have any onboard safety equipment.

On Monday, the diplomat asked for another clarification as to how Air India flights from New York have cockroaches and do not have any onboard safety equipment.

A United Nations diplomat has slammed Air India flight officials for their poor service and sorry state of maintenance. The official, who was traveling from New York to New Delhi, wrote on his Twitter handle about the presence of cockroaches and the absence of "entertainment/call buttons/reading lights" on the flight.


"As a UN diplomat, I've flown worldwide, but Air India 102 JFK to Delhi was my worst flight experience: broken seats, no entertainment/call buttons/reading lights, and cockroaches. Poison spray. Disregard for customer care," the diplomat wrote on Twitter.


On Monday, the diplomat asked for another clarification as to how Air India flights from New York have cockroaches and do not have any onboard safety equipment.


"Any thoughts and comments on how Air India flights from NY are infested with cockroaches and has non-operational standard Onboard safety equipment?," the diplomat wrote.


Air India's Twitter handle replied to the tweet regretting the inconvenience caused to the diplomat.Also Read: Air India to reduce six flights per week to US, says CEO Campbell Wilson

This is not the first incident involving a poor experience for passengers aboard an Air India flight. In 2019, Air India had come under fire after a traveler had reported the presence of a dead cockroach in the breakfast offered in a flight from Bhopal to Mumbai. The passenger had said that flight crew ignored him when he informed them about the presence of a dead cockroach in the sambar of the breakfast.

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first published: Mar 20, 2023 03:12 pm