On a Spicejet flight from Bangkok to Kolkata the male commander of the flight got a female air hostess into the COCKPIT of the flight and locked out the co-pilot for a considerable long time. Spicejet has taken action of suspending the pilot and have informed DGCA of the incident.
The facts missing but crucial for a reader of the newspaper are
1. What was the duration of the locking out of the co-pilot? It is not a question of how long the closed door meeting took place between the commander and a hostess as much as how a Copilot could be denied access to his seat?
2. Was the hostess made to sit on the pilot’s seat or in the copilot’s seat? So where is the problem?
3. Was the closed door meeting consensual or was the hostess an unwilling partner to the proceedings. Even if she was willing, the Superior cannot leverage his higher rank.
4. Who said that the meeting was sexual in nature? Is it a probable event considering the circumstances or is it based on a complaint?
5. Wtf is the black box there for? Can’t it be used to glean facts of the last heard ‘noises’, if any?
6. Why did the flight purser object to that air hostess going in?
7. Do the passengers have a right to sue the airlines as there was a man and woman made situation which was risky?
I’d be wrong to imagine that Wright brothers would have been happy to have seen the flights secure for such mile high indiscretions.
Btw, why have not the names of the pilot and the air hostess not been published and thereby named and shamed the ones alleged to have put the lives of many passengers in jeopardy?
Let us be kind at a personal level, but not on disciplinary issues involving lives of others.
Why do ppl still rely on statements when there would be so many electronic evidence?
Maybe the pilot reprimanded the air hostess for some activity . Why impute motives?
Collecting incontrovertible facts is the only way to ascertain FACTS. Otherwise anyone could give acveptAble reasons and slime out.
Remember there is a special joy in getting into the mile high club. Probably the hostess could have been a victim of enticement !