Airline reviews alcohol policy after banker allegedly pees on woman in business class

By Linsey McNeill
09/01/2023
Home » Airline reviews alcohol policy after banker allegedly pees on woman in business class

An airline has made a public apology for ‘inflight instances’ after a man allegedly peed on a woman on a flight from New York.

Air India CEO Campbell Wilson posted a statement on Twitter in which he acknowledged that the airline could have handled such incidents much better.

He also said it was reviewing its policy around serving alcohol on flights.

Following the incident on Flight AI102 from New York to Delhi, four cabin crew and a pilot have been suspended while investigations continue.

An Indian newspaper reported that a drunk passenger in business class had urinated on a woman.

The passenger, alleged to be a senior banker, has been banned by the airline for 30 days.

It is understood he has also been sacked.

Air India said that in addition to reviewing its policy on alcohol, it was also looking at improving its internal communications system for crew to log reports before landing.

In his statement, Mr Wilson said: “Air India is deeply concerned about the in-flight instances where customers have suffered due to the condemnable acts of their co-passengers on our aircraft. We regret and are pained about these experiences.”

He added: “Air India acknowledges that it could have handled these matters better, both in the air and on the ground and is committed to taking action.”

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