Jet forgets coffin, to pay Rs.2.45 lakh

It was to be taken from Bangalore to Port Blair in 2008Jet Airways has been directed by the apex consumer commission to pay Rs.2.45 lakh for forgetting to take on board a coffin which a passenger had booked as cargo while travelling from Bangalore to Port Blair for performing the last rites.

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) rejected the airline’s plea against the decision of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands State commission which had awarded the amount to the complainant for the mental agony and deficient service experienced by him and his family as the remains were delivered a day late.

“The short plea (of the airline) was that the error was on account of human error “which do occur sometimes”. We are unable to comprehend as to how a package weighing 100 kg was left unattended in the aircraft when admittedly the flight from Bangalore terminated at Chennai and all the passengers travelling to Port Blair were required to board another aircraft for onward journey.

Full report here Hindu


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