Flight attendants are there to make sure everyone has a comfortable experience, by directing passengers and even delivering food and drinks. But they’re not your servants.
That’s quite a different theory than having one by one male passenger on an IndiGo flight from Istanbul to New Delhi. The man asked for a sandwich. By the sounds of things, he wanted it … yesterday.
So needless to say, it didn’t go over well when he was told he might have to wait. The flight crew, it seems, wasn’t sure if any were available. So they had to check.
The passenger wasn’t big on that idea, so he began to yell at the crew. Finally, a female attendant told him he couldn’t speak to them in such a tone — least of all over a sandwich.
‘Not His Servant’
Tempers soaring even mid-air: "I am not your servant"— Tarun Shukla (@shukla_tarun) December 21, 2022
An @IndiGo6E crew and a passenger on an Istanbul flight to Delhi (a route which is being expanded soon with bigger planes in alliance with @TurkishAirlines ) on 16th December : pic.twitter.com/ZgaYcJ7vGv
She was told, by the man, to shut up, perhaps exhibiting the very behavior the flight attendant warned against. According to Simple Flying the attendant took the high road. As opposed to giving him the business, she simply told the passenger that she was, in fact, not his servant. Then pulled her protective medical mask over her face and carried on.
The verbal spat was intense enough that IndiGo felt compelled to release a statement about it.
“We are aware of the incident that took place on flight 6E 12 from Istanbul to Delhi on December 16, 2022,” the statement read. “IndiGo is cognizant of the needs of its customers and it is our constant endeavor to provide a courteous and hassle-free experience to our customers. We are looking into the incident and would like to assure that customers’ comfort has always been our top priority. We are committed to providing the best experience at all times.”
Details are sketchy on if the sandwich was ever delivered. But if so, it’s safe to say the man deserved one. Especially if it involved five knuckles from a flight attendant.