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SpiceJet cancels Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad’s ticket

The Shiv Sena Lawmaker Is Struggling To Book An Air Ticket After A Row Erupted When The Lawmaker Assaulted An Air India Staffer Last Month.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 01 Apr 2017, 09:34:52 PM
Shiv Sena MP Gaikwad barred from private airlines after Air India fiasco (File photo)

New Delhi:

Despite being barred by all domestic airlines, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad made another attempt to fly to Ahmedabad by SpiceJet but the air-carrier cancelled his ticket.

The Shiv Sena lawmaker is struggling to book an air ticket after a row erupted when the lawmaker assaulted an Air India staffer last month.

After Air India and IndiGo, SpiceJet is the third carrier to cancel the ticket of the Lok Sabha member.

As per media reports, Gaikwad had booked a ticket from Pune to Ahmedabad flight (SG 524) for April 3, but the low-cost air carrier has cancelled his ticket.

Following the incident, Air India along with four private airlines banned him from flying on their aircraft.

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The domestic airlines’ body Federation of India Airlines (FIA) has taken a “strong view” of the incident and accordingly taken a decision to bar the MP from flying on their network, FIA sources said.

Jet Airways and three budget carriers—IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir—are the members of the FIA.

Apart from Air India, IndiGo had cancelled Gaikwad’s booking after the assault incident.

Earlier this week, Air India cancelled two tickets booked by the MP on Delhi-bound flights.

On March 23, Gaikwad had repeatedly hit an Air India staffer with a sandal over not being given a business class seat despite having insisted on boarding an all-economy flight.

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First Published : 01 Apr 2017, 09:17:00 PM

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