According to reports, an Air India pilot faces suspension after she defied
orders to switch her scheduled Mumbai-Jodhpur-Delhi flight for a direct flight
from Mumbai to Delhi.
On Sunday, Captain Smriti Trehan was asked by Air India to operate its 2pm Mumbai-Delhi direct flight. However, she chose to ignore the order and stuck to her originally scheduled 12pm flight, which had a halt at Jodhpur
As per Mumbai Mirror, the reason for Captain Trehan's insistence on sticking to her original flight was that she had placed an order for Jodhpur's famous onion kachoris which were to be delivered to her at the airport.
As soon as the flight landed at Jodhpur, she collected her order and took off
Her refusal to swap flights as instructed, and insistence to operate her originally scheduled flight, led to a
delay by an hour for AI's 2pm flight, as there was no available pilot.
Senior AI officials have ordered a probe into the matter.