Test lasts 24 hours and counts: Paris-Mumbai Air France Joon flyers without stopping now in Dubai
NEW DELHI: What Should Have Been A 9-Hour Nonstop Trip From Paris To Mumbai Now Has Become A Test Of More Than 24 Hours For Passengers Who Tackled French Air The Budget Arm De Joon Flight On Wednesday. The Fist Of The Airbus A340 Developed An Obstacle And Deviated To Iran. After The Controls, The Plane Then Flew To Dubai, Where The Passengers Are Now Waiting To Get The Connecting Flights To Their Destination.
Flyers Have Taken To Social Media To Talk About Their Trauma.
Pranav Khekare Tweeted From His Handle @ 1208pranav:" This Is A Real Bad Scenario For Passengers Of Flight AF-218. There Is A Huge Wait List With No Guarantee Of Flight To Mumbai From Dubai Today (Thursday). There Are People Here Who Have Been In Flight For More Than 24 Hours Now."
# AF218 #AirFrance I've Been Waiting For A Flight From Dubai To Mumbai. Wow @airfrance Should Have Answered In A ... Https://t.co/EF2iyE5M8l — Pranav Khekare (@ 1208pranav) 1557365017000
Another passenger Nikhil tweeted from @nikhil0212: "AF218 12 hours sitting in the flight, now in Dubai Airport, French Air ground staff asking to take a flight after 10 hours... They are not even bothered to provide hotel accommodation. It's just getting ridiculous. How can they make us awake for 24 hours???"
# AF218 12 Hours Sitting On The Flight, Now At The Dubai Airport, The #AirFrance Ground Staff Requesting To Take A Flight After ... Https://t.co/5ioyHCIl2z — Chowkidar Nikhil Chheda (@ Nikhil0212) 1557364766000
And Pradnesh Patil said tweeting from @pradneshpatil: " French Air so I called up customer care for a flight status update and the customer care rep, said the following to me, 'instead of bothering me, why don’t you just go to the airport and find it out.' Followed by, 'hold on, let me check that for you' and hanging up. Wow."
@airfrance, So I Requested Customer Service For A Flight Status Update And The Customer Service Representative, Bell, Said The Following ... Https://t.co/Sc0Jym8PGS — Pradnesh Patil (@pradneshpatil) 1557348630000
Passengers' travel trauma on this flight began when the A340 developed a snag and diverted to Iran. At that time, French Air said in a statement: "the crew of flight AF218 of May 8, 2019, operated by JOON, between Paris (CDG) and Bombay (BOM) in an Airbus A340, has decided to divert to Isfahan airport (Iran) following a malfunction of the ventilation system, in line with the manufacturer's procedures and in accordance with the precautionary principle. The plane landed normally at Isfahan at 17:00 (Paris time)."
" French Air teams are fully mobilized to take care of customers at Isfahan International Airport. French Air understands and regrets the inconveniences caused by this situation and reminds that the safety of its customers and crews is its absolute imperative," it added.
The Aircraft Was Checked There And Then Flew To Dubai. From There Passengers Were To Be Sent To Mumbai On Other Flights. At The Earliest.
When That Happens Remains To Be Seen.