New Delhi: Low-cost carrier SpiceJet on Sunday said that its Delhi-Bhopal flight on Saturday with BJP MP Pragya Thakur on board was delayed, after she refused the crew’s request to move to a non-emergency row seat.
Thakur was on a wheelchair. While some “restless” passengers requested Thakur to change her seat from the emergency row, which is not allocated to passengers on wheelchairs as per the airline rules, to a non-emergency row.
Others requested the crew to offload her as she was refusing to change the seat, the airline said.
Ultimately, the BJP MP agreed and moved to the seat on a non-emergency row.
Sources said the flight got delayed by approximately 45 minutes due to this episode. Thakur was travelling on board the SpiceJet flight SG 2498 (Delhi-Bhopal) on December 21 and had pre-booked the seat 1A....