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Man consumes liquor at Delhi airport’s duty free shop, misses flight

An NRI passenger from Spain missed his flight to Mumbai on April 13 after he picked up a bottle of liquor from a duty-free shop at Terminal 3 and started drinking

delhi Updated: Apr 23, 2017 18:38 IST
Faizan Haider
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The passenger, who was travelling to Mumbai by an Air India flight, even refused to pay $49 for the Johnnie Walker Black Label bottle saying he did not have the money. (Representative photo/PTI)

An NRI passenger from Spain missed his flight to Mumbai on April 13 after he picked up a bottle of liquor from a duty-free shop at Terminal 3 and started drinking.

The passenger, who was travelling to Mumbai by an Air India flight, even refused to pay $49 for the Johnnie Walker Black Label bottle saying he did not have the money.

The employee at the shop then called the man’s relative, who paid for the bottle, but between all this chaos, he missed his flight and had to wait for another six hours for the next flight.

Few hours after this incident, British Airways offloaded two ‘drunk’ passengers at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) as they were insisting on playing a musical instrument inside the flight.

The two Canadian nationals had to spend eight hours at the airport before they were sent in another flight. According to sources, the Central Industrial Security Force had to help the airline in controlling the passengers. Also, the pilot of the plane refused to fly with them.

“At 2.15am on April 13, the passengers were offloaded by the British Airways. They were heading to London by BA 142, which was scheduled to depart at 1.50am. They were in an inebriated state and created nuisance inside the flight. They were taken to the transfer area with the help of security personnel,” said an airport official.

Ruckus over demonetised notes

On Monday evening, a passenger created ruckus as he was unable to exchange the demonetised currency.

The passenger, who had come from Melbourne by an Air India flight, started making a video at red channel of customs area after they refused to exchange his old currency of ₹29,000.

Investigations revealed that the passenger had come out from the terminal, approached his wife and collected old currency. He again entered through arrival exit gate and approached Customs for exchange of old currency on the pretext of being an NRI. Customs officials called Delhi Police and handed him over to them.