Delhi woman booked for opening pet dog's cage on Akasa Air flight to Goa

Sweta Gupta
Sweta GuptaSep 12, 2023 | 12:47

Delhi woman booked for opening pet dog's cage on Akasa Air flight to Goa

Since November 1, 2022, Akasa Air has been allowing passengers to travel with their dogs and cats. (Photo Credits: Twitter/@ArenaJet)

A Delhi woman found herself in legal trouble after allegedly causing a disturbance on an Akasa Air flight bound for Goa by opening her pet carrier.

This incident, which occurred on Akasa Air Flight QP1378 en route from Delhi to Goa, has raised concerns due to a passenger's disregard for safety protocols regarding pet transportation.


  • While the plane was in the air, a 30-year-old woman's dog began making unusual sounds, prompting her to open the crate and release the pet.
  • This action caused panic among other passengers. The incident took place on a Delhi-to-Goa flight on Saturday, September 9.
  • The woman has been charged under Section 336 of the Indian Penal Code, which pertains to actions that endanger the lives or personal safety of others.
  • The individual involved in the incident is identified as Alisha Adhana, who boarded the flight with a family member at Indira Gandhi International Airport.

  • This behavior not only posed a potential safety risk but also caused significant disruption to fellow passengers and crew members.

During the flight, the passenger declined to follow established safety protocols by repeatedly removing their pet from its container while the aircraft was in flight
- told Akasa Air spokesperson in an official statement. 
  • The flight crew promptly instructed the passenger to return the pet to its container in accordance with established rules. The passenger did not comply, causing concern among the crew.
  • Upon landing in Goa, the flight crew reported the incident to the authorities.
At Akasa Air, we have well defined protocols related to the carriage of pets on board to ensure the safety of customers and crew members and have zero tolerance against uncooperative passenger behaviour.
- Aksa Air Spokesperson

This incident serves as a stark reminder of the critical importance of adhering to safety protocols when traveling with pets on commercial flights.

Last updated: September 12, 2023 | 12:48
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