Since last year, drunk and angry Indians have been taking the country to a new low with on-flight fiascos. The latest instance comes from an IndiGo flight from Dubai to Mumbai that involved two passengers getting drunk and abusing their co-flyers and crew members.
The catch is that unlike Air India’s infamous “urinator” Shankar Mishra, these men were not drunk on the alcohol that the flight was offering. Instead, they had consumed some duty-free liquor that they had bought from an airport shop.
Two passengers travelling on flight 6E 1088 from Dubai to Mumbai were observed to be in an inebriated state and continued consuming alcohol onboard despite multiple warnings from the crew. They verbally abused the crew and co-passengers. As per protocol, they were handed over to… pic.twitter.com/KL9JdWMY99— ANI (@ANI) March 23, 2023
The answer is a hard NO as IndiGo clearly states on its website’s FAQs section,
The same provision applies to other Indian airlines such as Air India and Vistara.
It’s not yet clear what punishment the two drunkards on the Dubai-Mumbai flight will face, but they have clearly violated an in-flight rule. The duo were quickly handed over to CISF and a complaint was filed at a nearby police station.
IndiGo’s in-flight bar menu includes Johnnie Walker Black Label whisky, Bacardi Superior white rum, and Smirnoff Red vodka. Wine enthusiasts can have a sip from Simonsig Stellenbosch’s Chenin Blanc (white wine) and Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz (red wine). As for beer, Carslberg and Corona cans are the only options.