In yet another incident of a scuffle between a passenger and an airline staff, a woman on Tuesday slapped an Air India employee at Delhi's IGI Airport. The Air India lady staffer is also said to have slapped back the passenger.
The argument between the lady passenger and the airline staffer broke out after the woman arrived late and missed her flight.
An Air India official reportedly said that the issue has been resolved "resolved with the help of security and police."
"A lady passenger going to Ahmedabad arrived late at the airport & missed her flight, There was argument between the duty manager and her, following which some altercation took place. That altercation has now been resolved with the help of security and police," news agency ANI quoted an Air India official as saying.
DCP Airport said that both ladies later compromised and did not want an action to be taken in the matter.
"A lady passenger had to board Air India Flight to Ahmedabad. She reported late for check-in and was denied boarding. Argument started between her and Air India lady staff and the passenger slapped her, lady staff also slapped her..Both have been medically examined. Later on both parties compromised in the matter between them and did not want any action. The matter has been filed," ANI quoted the DCP as saying.
Earlier this month at the Hyderabad airport, two drunk men allegedly misbehaved with a woman cabin crew of Indigo airlines. When she reported the matter to the security staff, the duo, in an inebriated state, was taken to a police outpost at the airport where they fell to the staffer's feet to apologise.