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'Knee jerk': Complaint to Scindia after licence cancelled in Shankar Mishra case

The Federation of Indian Pilots wrote to minister that if DGCA keeps under such fear, then pilots will not hesitate to deplane a passenger or file an FIR leading to an environment not warranted in the industry.

Air India on Tuesday closed its internal probe into the Shankar Mishra urination case and said the cancellation of the licence of the pilot-in-command for three months was 'excessive'.
Air India on Tuesday closed its internal probe into the Shankar Mishra urination case and said the cancellation of the licence of the pilot-in-command for three months was 'excessive'.
Published on Jan 25, 2023 05:18 PM IST
By | Reported by Neha LM Tripathi

'Pressure to find a scapegoat': Air India pilots' body on Shankar Mishra case

Air India Pilots' Guild is mulling to take legal route against the suspension of the licence of the pilot in the Shankar Mishra urination case as it claimed that there was no negligence on part of the pilot of the flight.

In the Shankar Mishra case, the licence of the Air India pilot-in-command has been suspended for three months.
In the Shankar Mishra case, the licence of the Air India pilot-in-command has been suspended for three months.
Updated on Jan 21, 2023 07:36 PM IST

Shankar Mishra's lawyers say there was no 9B seat, Air India 'imagining' things

Shankar Mishra's lawyers said Air India's internal report is based on an “incorrect understanding” of the layout of the aircraft. As they could not explain how Shankar Mishra could have urinated on 9A seat without affecting the person sitting on the 9C seat, they imagined he stood at the 9B seat, which does not exist in the aircraft, the lawyers said.

Shankar Mishra was arrested on January 4 for urinating on a woman passenger in a drunken state on a New York-New Delhi Air India flight in November 2022.
Shankar Mishra was arrested on January 4 for urinating on a woman passenger in a drunken state on a New York-New Delhi Air India flight in November 2022.
Published on Jan 20, 2023 03:10 PM IST

Shankar Mishra's legal team pervert like him: Shiv Sena MP on Air India case

Shankar Mishra's legal team is also pervert like he is, Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi said after his lawyers contested on Friday that Mishra did not urinate on the woman passenger and she herself peed because of some possible bladder issue.

Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi reacted to the latest development in the Air India urination case involving Shankar Mishra.
Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi reacted to the latest development in the Air India urination case involving Shankar Mishra.
Updated on Jan 14, 2023 06:46 AM IST

Why different punishment for Shankar Mishra and Jauhar Ali Khan, asks BJP leader

BJP leader Kapil Mishra asked why Shankar Mishra was sacked from his job while Jauhar Ali Khan who committed the same crime got bail on the same day.

Three incidents of urination either on flight or at the airport have been reported so far.
Three incidents of urination either on flight or at the airport have been reported so far.
Published on Jan 12, 2023 09:19 AM IST

Air India urination case: Court denies bail to accused

Accused in the Air India urination case Shankar Mishra was travelling from New York to New Delhi on November 26 in the business class of an Air India flight when he allegedly urinated on an elderly woman co-passenger.

Accused Shankar Mishra leaves Patiala House court after appearing for questioning in connection with the Air India passenger urinating case, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI)
Accused Shankar Mishra leaves Patiala House court after appearing for questioning in connection with the Air India passenger urinating case, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 12, 2023 03:18 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Explained: Why US flights were grounded by FAA?

According to real-time flight tracker FlightAware, around 6:30am Eastern time zone, about 760 flights were put on hold and by 7am, the number of flight delays went up to 1,200.

All US flights were grounded due to a software glitch today. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
All US flights were grounded due to a software glitch today. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Published on Jan 11, 2023 08:38 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Man arrested for urinating in public at Delhi Airport T3, released on bail

The Damman-bound drunk passenger was later released on a bail bond, Delhi Police said. The incident comes amid a furore over the Air India urination incident that got passenger Shankar Mishra arrested and sacked from his job.

The drunk passenger publicly urinated at Delhi Airport.
The drunk passenger publicly urinated at Delhi Airport.
Published on Jan 11, 2023 12:01 PM IST

Video | Shirtless man fights with co-passenger on Biman Bangladesh flight

Internet users commented on the video and referred to similar incidents reported on recent flights and some questioned the wisdom of serving alcohol on international flights, claiming it to be the cause of most such mid-air fights.

The shirtless man fighting with another passenger on flight.(source:Twitter/@Bitanko_Biswas)
The shirtless man fighting with another passenger on flight.(source:Twitter/@Bitanko_Biswas)
Updated on Jan 10, 2023 03:55 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Who is Shankar Mishra, Air India passenger who urinated on woman | 5 things

Shankar Mishra was booked on Wednesday following a complaint filed by Air India. The incident reportedly occurred on November 26.

Air India also submitted a report to the civil aviation regulator, DGCA. (Mint)(MINT_PRINT)
Air India also submitted a report to the civil aviation regulator, DGCA. (Mint)(MINT_PRINT)
Updated on Jan 05, 2023 09:48 PM IST

What Air India told aviation regulator about man who urinated on woman passenger

The airline stated that the two passengers "appeared" to have resolved the issue, news agency PTI reported. Shankar Mishra, from Mumbai, is the man involved in the incident.

The incident occurred in the business class on a flight from New York to Delhi on November 26. (file)(REUTERS)
The incident occurred in the business class on a flight from New York to Delhi on November 26. (file)(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 05, 2023 06:51 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Afternoon brief: Man who urinated on woman on AI flight is from Mumbai

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Delhi Police said the accused is from Mumbai but is not in Mumbai now. (HT_PRINT)
Delhi Police said the accused is from Mumbai but is not in Mumbai now. (HT_PRINT)
Published on Jan 05, 2023 01:01 PM IST

Man who urinated on female passenger on AI flight is from Mumbai, to face arrest

Delhi Police said the accused of the Air India incident is a resident of Mumbai's Mira Road but is not in Mumbai now, news agency ANI reported.

Delhi Police said the accused is from Mumbai but is not in Mumbai now.
Delhi Police said the accused is from Mumbai but is not in Mumbai now.
Published on Jan 05, 2023 11:49 AM IST

Drunk man pees on female passenger in Air India US-India flight: Report

The incident took place on an Air India flight flying from New York to New Delhi on November 26, 2022. Air India told ANI a police complaint has been filed against the offender and the internal committee recommended putting the accused on the ‘no fly’ list.

Air India said the offender will be put on a no-fly list after getting a go-ahead.
Air India said the offender will be put on a no-fly list after getting a go-ahead.
Updated on Jan 04, 2023 03:26 PM IST

39 international travellers tested positive in 3 days at Indian airports: Report

With a global surge in Covid-19 cases in China and several other countries, India has begun to maintain a close watch on the pandemic ahead of New Year.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya went to the Safdarjung Hospital to observe the Mock drill.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya went to the Safdarjung Hospital to observe the Mock drill.
Updated on Dec 28, 2022 06:25 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

China to lift Covid-19 travel restrictions after 3 years of coronavirus lockdown

China will scrap restrictions on international passenger flights, increase the number of flights in stages and optimise the distribution of routes. Right now fewer international flights arrive in China and with the zero covid policy, the limited flights are diverted to different Chinese cities.

People wearing face masks sit by the sea during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in Hong Kong, China, December 28, 2022. China to finally lift Covid-19 travel restrictions after 3 years of coronavirus lockdown (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)
People wearing face masks sit by the sea during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in Hong Kong, China, December 28, 2022. China to finally lift Covid-19 travel restrictions after 3 years of coronavirus lockdown (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)
Updated on Dec 28, 2022 01:39 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Beijing

UK court to rule if deportation flights to Rwanda can restart

Under a deal struck in April, Britain aims to send tens of thousands of migrants who arrive on its shores illegally more than 4,000 miles (6,4000 km) to Rwanda. The first planned deportation flight was blocked in June by a last-minute injunction from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)

UK court to rule if deportation flights to Rwanda can restart (Twitter/Mr_Spiny_Norman)
UK court to rule if deportation flights to Rwanda can restart (Twitter/Mr_Spiny_Norman)
Updated on Dec 19, 2022 11:16 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, London

FIFA: Morocco airline cancels World Cup fans flights, cites Qatar restrictions

FIFA 2022: Following the latest restrictions imposed by the Qatar authorities, Morocco's national airline Royal Air Maroc cancelled their flights to Doha for the football World Cup semi-final

FIFA: Morocco airline cancels World Cup fans flights, cites Qatar restrictions(REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo)
FIFA: Morocco airline cancels World Cup fans flights, cites Qatar restrictions(REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo)
Updated on Dec 14, 2022 04:31 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Rabat

India, Sri Lanka resume flights between Chennai and Jaffna, 3 years after Covid

The resumption of flights between Chennai and Jaffna is expected to help Sri Lanka's cash-strapped tourism sector and provide a fillip to its beleaguered economy.

Tourists take pictures in front of the Sri Lankan 'white elephant' Chinese-built Lotus Tower after it was opened for public in Colombo, Sri Lanka. India, Sri Lanka resume flights between Chennai and Jaffna, 3 years after Covid-19 (Photo by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP)
Tourists take pictures in front of the Sri Lankan 'white elephant' Chinese-built Lotus Tower after it was opened for public in Colombo, Sri Lanka. India, Sri Lanka resume flights between Chennai and Jaffna, 3 years after Covid-19 (Photo by Ishara S. KODIKARA / AFP)
Updated on Dec 12, 2022 02:14 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Colombo

AirAsia to start a low-cost airline in Cambodia after woes elsewhere

AirAsia aims to begin operations on a low-cost airline in Cambodia, late next year after receiving regulatory approvals where the venture will start with two aircrafts and eventually expand to 15. The new airline aims to serve routes within a four-hour radius of Cambodia

AirAsia to start a low-cost airline in Cambodia after woes elsewhere (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
AirAsia to start a low-cost airline in Cambodia after woes elsewhere (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 09, 2022 01:15 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Russian tourists return to Thailand as flights resume between Moscow and Phuket

The resumption of direct flights between Moscow and Phuket and chartered flights have been bringing tourists from Moscow, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok to Bangkok and popular beach destinations such as Pattaya and Phuket

Grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Russian tourists return to Thailand as flights resume between Moscow and Phuket (Photo by Jack TAYLOR/AFP)
Grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Russian tourists return to Thailand as flights resume between Moscow and Phuket (Photo by Jack TAYLOR/AFP)
Updated on Dec 03, 2022 09:06 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Air India to introduce premium economy class in certain long flights next month

Air India has expanded both domestically and internationally, the latter including more flights to Vancouver, Sydney and Melbourne.

Air India will be introducing premium economy class in some of its long haul international flights. (PTI)
Air India will be introducing premium economy class in some of its long haul international flights. (PTI)
Published on Nov 20, 2022 12:38 PM IST
PTI | , Mumbai

G20 summit throws spotlight on revival of the tropical island Bali's tourism

The reopening of Bali's airport to international flights and now the thousands coming for the G-20 summit and other related events have raised hopes for a stronger turnaround of tourism industry. It has rolled out a digital nomad visa scheme, due to take effect in December.

Tourists walk past a G20 banner in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. The dozens of world leaders and other dignitaries travelling to Bali for the G-20 summit will be drawing a welcome spotlight on the revival of the tropical island's ailing tourism sector after a two-year closure to foreign travelers due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Tourists walk past a G20 banner in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. The dozens of world leaders and other dignitaries travelling to Bali for the G-20 summit will be drawing a welcome spotlight on the revival of the tropical island's ailing tourism sector after a two-year closure to foreign travelers due to the pandemic. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
Updated on Nov 14, 2022 08:52 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Nusa Dua (indonesia)

Russian airline Aeroflot to launch Moscow to Goa flight services from November 2

Tourists from Russia make up the majority of visitors to Goa. With tourist season just around the corner, India is looking forward to welcoming a high number of Russian tourists

Russian airline Aeroflot to launch Moscow to Goa flight services from November 2 (REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo)
Russian airline Aeroflot to launch Moscow to Goa flight services from November 2 (REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo)
Updated on Oct 31, 2022 02:54 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Mumbai

Vistara to start flights on Pune-Singapore route from Dec 2. Check schedule here

Singapore is a key market for business and leisure travel from various points in India and the new flight route by Vistara from Pune to Singapore aims to enhance the connectivity

Vistara to start flights on Pune-Singapore route from Dec 2. Check schedule here(REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo)
Vistara to start flights on Pune-Singapore route from Dec 2. Check schedule here(REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo)
Updated on Oct 14, 2022 07:26 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Russian airline Aeroflot resumes travel services to Sri Lanka after four months

With the arrival of an Aeroflot flight on Monday to the Katunayake International Airport, the Moscow-Colombo route will be reinstated, on conditions being promised by the Sri Lankan government that none of its planes will be grounded or arrested

A view shows the first Airbus A350-900 aircraft of Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot during a media presentation at Sheremetyevo International Airport outside Moscow, Russia (REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo)
A view shows the first Airbus A350-900 aircraft of Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot during a media presentation at Sheremetyevo International Airport outside Moscow, Russia (REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo)
Updated on Oct 10, 2022 04:46 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Colombo/moscow

Quarantine’s gone so why can’t I find a flight out of Hong Kong?

The number of available seats and flights this month is only about 18% of what it was in October 2019, when travel to and from Hong Kong was already adversely impacted by mass protests.

Hong Kong’s Slow-Moving Reopening Hinders Return to Global Stage. (Reuters)
Hong Kong’s Slow-Moving Reopening Hinders Return to Global Stage. (Reuters)
Published on Oct 05, 2022 03:20 PM IST
Bloomberg | , Delhi

Vistara airlines commences daily Mumbai-Abu Dhabi flights. Check schedule inside

The Vistara airline has been steadily strengthening its presence in the UAE and the rest of the Gulf region whose flourishing business, trade and tourism makes Abu Dhabi a perfect fit in their network.

Vistara airlines commences daily Mumbai-Abu Dhabi flights. Check schedule inside(MINT_PRINT)
Vistara airlines commences daily Mumbai-Abu Dhabi flights. Check schedule inside(MINT_PRINT)
Updated on Oct 02, 2022 05:02 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Dubai

Malaysia aims to add US flights after safety rating boost to bolster tourism

With the return to Category 1, Malaysia airlines can now mount new flights to the US and have code sharing with American carriers. There is no more barrier now, which is good news after the Covid-19 pandemic

Malaysia Airlines planes taxi at a terminal while taking passengers at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia. The US Federal Aviation Administration has upgraded Malaysia's air safety rating to Category 1, allowing the country's carriers to expand flights to the United States after a three-year hiatus, Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong said Saturday, Oct. 1.(AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
Malaysia Airlines planes taxi at a terminal while taking passengers at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia. The US Federal Aviation Administration has upgraded Malaysia's air safety rating to Category 1, allowing the country's carriers to expand flights to the United States after a three-year hiatus, Transport Minister Wee Ka Siong said Saturday, Oct. 1.(AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
Updated on Oct 01, 2022 04:49 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Kuala Lumpur

Flying out of Hong Kong is getting easier but a lot more expensive

After Hong Kong ditched its mandatory hotel quarantine, travelling has become much easier. However, it has also become a lot more expensive for travellers.

Travellers queue up for shuttle bus to quarantine hotels at the Hong Kong International Airport. (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo)
Travellers queue up for shuttle bus to quarantine hotels at the Hong Kong International Airport. (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo)
Published on Sep 27, 2022 09:24 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi
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