What’s going on with flights these days? First no-cushion seat incident and now this! A recent incident involving water leakage aboard an Air India flight has captured widespread attention. In this video passengers were seen enduring an unpleasant experience which went viral. The footage depicts a disconcerting scene within the aircraft. It raised concerns about passenger safety and the airline’s maintenance standards. As the video circulated on social media, it prompted a flurry of reactions from the public. Amidst growing speculation, Air India has released a statement addressing the incident, shedding light on the circumstances and outlining their commitment to ensuring the well-being and comfort of passengers.
Despite airlines boasting AI integration for enhanced service, they grapple with fundamental issues even a century into aviation. Recent incidents, notably on an Air India flight from London to Amritsar, illustrate persistent challenges. Passengers encountered discomfort as water leaked from overhead baggage storage.
— NDTV News feed (@ndtvfeed) November 30, 2023
Air India Statement
A video shared on X (formerly Twitter) depicted water dripping onto seats through gaps in the storage panel. This incident unfolded during flight AI169 on November 24, leading Air India to release a statement acknowledging the “uncommon event of condensation adjustment within the cabin.” The airline expressed regret and clarified that passengers impacted were promptly moved to other available seats. The crew made efforts to ensure their comfort given the situation.
An Air India Boeing B787 Dreamliner cabin started leaking from the overhead storage area during its flight from Delhi to London Gatwick Airport (LGW), which could be due to condensastion. Cabin crew can be seen trying to manage the situation.
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— FL360aero (@fl360aero) November 25, 2023
Netizens reacted hilariously to this mishap
Social media buzzed with reactions following the incident as disappointed passengers juxtaposed their expectations post-Tata Sons’ takeover of the carrier. Meanwhile, Air India, acknowledging the unforeseen nature of the event, emphasised its commitment to passenger safety and comfort. Here are two clips shared by netizens.
Air India ….
fly with us – it's not a trip …
it's an immersive experience pic.twitter.com/cEVEoX0mmQ
— JΛYΣƧΉ (@baldwhiner) November 29, 2023
That's an in-flight spiritual upgrade; we've got Ganga jal trickling down, purifying souls before passengers embark on their journey to the next plane of existence.
Talk about a heavenly connection! 😜
— P.V.Prakash (@pvprakash) November 29, 2023
More like submersive experience tbh
— X da golden bear (@AuBear21) November 29, 2023
plain me baarish? https://t.co/oAQjxGut1h
— UBWebs (@SolutionsUbweb) November 30, 2023
Pani pani pani pani pani
— ⚒ on 𝕏 (@Hammer_On_X) November 30, 2023
Trip trip barsa pani
— Mahwash Ajaz 🇵🇰 (@mahwashajaz_) November 29, 2023
In the dynamic realm of aviation, recent incidents like the no-cushion seat and water leakage on Air India flights have sparked conversations. As passengers share their experiences online, it’s evident that even with technological advancements, challenges persist. Engage with us and share your thoughts on these incidents and the evolving landscape of air travel. Who do you think is responsible for all the inconvenience?