In another incident of unruly behaviour by an MP, TMC's Dola Sen allegedly delayed Air India's Delhi-Kolkata flight by nearly 40 minutes after an argument over seating arrangement.
TMC RS MP Dola Sen delayed Air India flight from Delhi to Kolkata by over 30 minutes after refusing to abide by security protocols pic.twitter.com/Jbs7vNhoFc— ANI (@ANI_news) April 7, 2017
The MP had booked front row seats on makemytrip.com and had paid extra for those seats, said Air India.
AI staff requested Dola Sen to shift her senior citizen mother's seat from the emergency exit, MP refused and created a ruckus: Sources— ANI (@ANI_news) April 7, 2017
When Sen boarded the plane with her wheelchair-bound mother, she was told by the cabin crew that rules do not permit wheelchair-bound passengers to sit on emergency exit seats, said Air India.
As per rules, cabin crew requested that wheel chair passenger can't travel on emergency exit, MP Dola Sen started screaming: Air India— ANI (@ANI_news) April 7, 2017
The airline said the MP didn't mention that she was being accompanied by a wheelchair-bound passenger at the time of booking tickets. Following this, the TMC MP "shouted and screamed" at the cabin crew, the airline claimed.
This forced the pilot to come out of the cockpit, who offered business class seats to the MP's mother but Sen declined.