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Passengers complain as flight cancellations continue

IANS  |  New Delhi 

As continued to cancel more flights on Thursday, passengers took to the to vent their ire.

On the second straight day, 32 flights were axed on Thursday following the grounding of its 737-

The said: "Due to cancellations and rescheduling of some of our flights, we are expecting high traffic at all customer touch points leading to longer wait time. We request you to be patient, we are doing out best to assist all of you."

But passengers were not mollified. They voiced their displeasure on the

A Vijay Kasar tweeted: "... No responsibilities taken by for few passengers who have somehow not checked Junk & emails from informing rescheduling and left stranded with kids. #Disgusting."

Another passenger, Vijaybahu Joshi, urged Civil Minister to force to issue refunds.

Another twitter handle @NamishSir said: "@flyspicejet Please let us know in early hours if the flight SG-746 is cancelled, so that I can plan alternate options. It's already delayed 2 hours due to 'operational reasons'"

On Wednesday, the cancelled 14 flights after all 737-were ordered to be grounded in following the crash of an Ethiopian plane of the same model that killed all 157 people on board.

The government has told domestic airlines not to go in for predatory air fare pricing and keep passenger comfort in mind.

Operations of airlines like SpiceJet and have been hit hard as Spice uses 12 737-planes and Jet 5.

Even otherwise, Jet has been grounding planes for many reasons. Around 50 of its planes are said to be non-operational.

Pilot shortage has forced IndiGo to truncate its flight schedule.



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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 17:24 IST