Man dies in Oman, wife claims AI Express flights canceled

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A woman could not see her husband before his death due to cancellation of AI Express flight.


In a heart-wrenching incident, a woman, whose husband was in the ICU of a hospital in Oman, last week saw him before his death due to the cancellation of an Air India Express flight to the country. was unable to, her family alleged.

Amrita had booked tickets for May 8 to meet her husband in Muscat, but on reaching Thiruvananthapuram airport, she was told that the flight had been cancelled.

His protest at the airport earned him a ticket for another Air India Express flight the next day, but unfortunately, that too was canceled and he had to abandon his travel plans altogether.

The news of her husband's death reached her from Oman on Monday.

Amrita's mother said, “It was so unfair that she couldn't see her for the last time. We requested the airline to put us on another flight so that we could see her for the last time. But they didn't do anything.” ” TV channel.

He also said that Amrita's husband had said that he wanted to see his wife and children and that is why he had booked tickets to meet them.

Amrita, who later spoke to reporters, said that after the second flight was also cancelled, the airline told her that nothing could be done.

He said that his flights are full for the next four days and there is nothing he can do.

Her husband was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack. “I talked to him on the phone. Told him I would try to get there if I could,” he said.

There was no immediate comment from the airline.

Air India Express last week canceled “score flights” due to a shortage of cabin crew members after a section of them reported sick to protest alleged mismanagement at the Tata Group-owned airline. .

Dissatisfaction has been brewing among a section of the low-cost carrier's cabin crew for some time, especially after the merger process of AIX Connect, formerly AirAsia India, began.

Later, the strike by a section of cabin crew was called off on 10 May and the airline also withdrew the termination letters issued to 25 striking cabin crew.

From May 8 to May 10, Air India Express had to cancel more than 260 flights due to cabin crew shortage, an airline source said.

The airline said on May 12 that it was gradually restoring its flights and stabilizing the network and expected full normalcy by Tuesday. The same day, the cabin crew union said all members who reported sick had joined duty by May 11.

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