That the government of India abuses its “Netjets” – Air India is a fact well known. Members of Parliament (MP), along with their “families”, “assistants”, and other hangers-on are provided all kinds of personalised treatment right from the kerb from where the MP is personally escorted, priority check-in, no security-screening, free snacks, free lounge access, some even want a golf cart to travel to the gate.
Air India management is often “requested” to upgrade these self-important persons, even if it is at the cost of the revenue paying premium passengers the carrier so desperately needs.
Yesterday the ministry of civil aviation, acting on complaints by various MPs, of “ill-treatment” by private airlines, has ordered even low cost carriers to provide various facilitations to MPs.
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