Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Airline tells its passengers to pay for fuel or else get off !!

Full story: Mail Online 16 Nov

In a rather unusual and bizarre incident, a chartered flight of Comtel Air from Amritsar, India to Birmingham, UK, when stopped at Vienna for refuelling, asked its passengers to pay the airline additional £20k for buying fuel as the airline had run out of cash.

Obviously passengers refused to get off the plane but were told that the flight would only return to Birmingham if € 23,400 (£20,005) was handed over. Austrian police were called to the aircraft during the six-hour stand-off on Tuesday morning, which only ended when passengers were escorted to cash-point machines that ran out of money. The whip-round included euros and pounds that were borrowed as many of the elderly and young passengers did not have any money, reports Mail Online.

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