- A primary-time flyer in India was placed on the incorrect flight on Monday and ended up in a special metropolis.
- She solely realized the error after arriving in Pune, some 1,000 miles from her deliberate vacation spot.
- Wasifa Jan’s journey agent informed native media she was informed by airline workers to board the incorrect airplane.
A passenger on a low-cost airline in India found on Monday that she’d arrived in a metropolis some 1,000 miles from her deliberate vacation spot after being informed to board the incorrect flight.
Wasifa Jan was alleged to fly from New Delhi to Srinagar, a metropolis within the Jammu and Kashmir area, however was as a substitute placed on a flight to town of Pune, her journey agent mentioned. Each flights had been run by SpiceJet, a low-cost provider.
It was the primary time Wasifa had been on a flight, Salem Ismail, managing director of Wachubaaya Excursions and Travels, informed The Occasions of India.
She was sitting in entrance of her boarding gate, however her flight was delayed, Ismail mentioned. A number of airline floor workers then approached Wasifa and requested her to board the flight to Pune as a substitute, he added.
“It’s unusual that not one of the workers realized the error and allowed her to board,” Ismail mentioned, per The Occasions of India.
Wasifa ended up sitting in the identical seat she was assigned on her unique flight to Srinagar, and solely realized she’d been placed on the incorrect flight after arriving in Pune, he mentioned.
Wachubaaya Excursions and Travels tweeted a complaint to SpiceJet on Monday, posting a screenshot of Wasifa’s boarding go.
SpiceJet confirmed the incident with The Occasions of India, saying that it had reached out to Wasifa to apologize.
“We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience triggered to the passenger. We’re arranging for her journey again to Srinagar as we speak itself,” a spokesperson informed the outlet.
Wasifa has flown again to New Delhi through one other airline, IndiGo, and traveled again to Srinagar on a SpiceJet flight, per native outlet The Financial Occasions.
SpiceJet didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
In Might, an EasyJet passenger desiring to journey from Scotland to Portugal additionally boarded the incorrect flight and landed within the English metropolis of Bristol, round 300 miles from the place they boarded at Glasglow Airport.
Earlier that month, a Frontier Airways passenger mentioned she was at an airport in Philadelphia when she was informed to board a flight to Jamaica as a substitute of Jacksonville, Florida. She arrived within the nation with no passport in hand however flew again to Philadelphia a couple of hours later.