Mumbai: Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan on Saturday took a swipe at private carrier Jet Airways after his his flight to Chennai from here was delayed due to “non-availability” of pilots to operate the aircraft.
“Flying to Chennai. Baggage, check. Board flight on time, check. Seat belt fastened, check. Only thing we need now are our pilots!!,” Junior Bachchan said in one of his tweets after his flight failed to depart on time.
“Well done Jet Airways!!! Entire plane boarded without any pilots on board. Still waiting and hoping…,” he further tweeted.
He was travelling to Chennai by Jet Airways flight 9W-485, which was scheduled to depart at 10.30 am but took off at around 11.50 am after a delay of nearly one-and-a-half hour as the airline did not have pilot to fly the plane.
Response to a query sent to Jet Airways in this regard was awaited. Significantly, as many as 18 per cent of Jet Airways flights from four metro airports–Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru – failed to either arrive or depart on time in September. The city-based airline was ranked fourth, after budget IndiGo, SpiceJet and Vistara, in on-time performance from these four airports.
“Question – if an airline is delayed, do we as passengers have the option to get off, like how passengers are off loaded if they are late?,” junior Bachchan said in another tweet.
“Hey @jetairways just to let you know that the entire aircraft is still waiting for you’ll to get in touch.
Also,what is operational reasons?,” he said in another tweet.
“Our prayers have been answered…. We are moving! Haven’t taken off yet so…. Fingers crossed,” he tweeted after the push back.
“Touchdown Chennai!!!!…….. FINALLY,” the Junior Bachchan tweeted after his flight landed in Chennai.