Patna, November 22: Infuriated by the "uncomfortable" seat allotted to him onboard, a SpiceJet flyer ended up tearing its cushion cover in rage. The incident took place on Wednesday afternoon in Pune, minutes before the Patna-bound flight - SG-379 - took off.
SpiceJet cabin crew, while speaking to reporters, said action was not initiated against the passenger as it could had delayed the flight, which was scheduled to leave at 1:05pm. The engineers onboard fixed the cushion and also offered another seat to the commuter -- to which he refused, the cabin crew member claimed. Airlines Passengers Will be Able to Use Mobile Phones, Surf Internet as Telecom Panel Approves In-Flight Connectivity.
The passenger, identified as Nitesh Kumar, had also tweeted the photographs of the seat after allegedly ripping it off. In his social media post, he tagged Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu. "This is the flight condition of SpiceJet’s Pune to Patna flight," he said in the tweet which was later deleted.
The passenger refrained from speaking to the media after landing in Patna. Meanwhile, the carrier is expected to conduct an internal inquiry into the incident.