Srinagar-Bound Woman Lands In Pune After Boarding The Wrong SpiceJet Flight From Delhi Airport

by Shreya Shriyan
Srinagar-Bound Woman Lands In Pune After Boarding The Wrong SpiceJet Flight From Delhi Airport

You know when you’re travelling by train or bus and sometimes fear you might have taken the wrong bus? Now, what if we tell you it happened to a woman, but with her flight? Yes, a Delhi-Srinagar-bound woman ended up in Pune after a mix-up with her Spicejet flight. Here’s what happened. 

Srinagar Bound Woman Boards Pune Bound SpiceJet Flight

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On July 31 morning, a woman passenger who booked a SpiceJet Delhi-Srinagar flight ended up in Pune. The mix-up occurred because Wasif Jan mistakenly boarded a Pune-bound SpiceJet flight And neither the airline nor the passenger noticed until they landed in Pune.

As per the sources in Times Of India’s reports, Wasifa was then flown back to Delhi on an IndiGo flight. And, from there she will be taken to Srinagar on a Spicejet flight. 

As per the reports, A spokesperson for SpiceJet apologised for the mix-up and said they personally reached out to the passenger to offer any help and apologies. They also claimed to have arranged a travel route for her to Srinagar on July 31 itself. 

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Not The First Instance Of Its Kind

Wasifa Jan’s Travel agent, even took to Twitter to address the matter and call out the airlines for the same. Tagging the DCGA, he said in his tweet how his client had booked tickets to land in Srinagar from Delhi, but ended up in Pune instead. He claimed that she had been “put” on the wrong flight by Spicejet airline. 

While of course, the airline should’ve done a better job of checking the traveller’s boarding pass, can they be blamed entirely? Well, we leave it up to you to decide. But, this isn’t the first time an incident like this has occurred.

Afsar Hussain, the passenger, had a ticket booked for Patna from Delhi through IndiGo flight 6E-214 on Jan 30 2023. However, he accidentally boarded flight 6E-319 to Udaipur, reported Jammu Links News. The mix-up occurred when he mistakenly took the wrong airport shuttle bus, leading him to the Udaipur-bound flight.

Reports also stated that the DCGA  wanted to investigate the matter. They wanted to determine why the airline did not thoroughly scan the passenger’s boarding pass. This is despite the existing rule that mandates checks at two points before final boarding. 

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As per Times Of India reports, officials across the aviation industry were left wondering how an incident like this could happen. With multiple checkpoints at the airport to ensure the avoidance of this exact incident, it truly is baffling. 

Has anything like this ever happened to you? If so, how did you deal with it and what was the mix-up? Let us know in the comments.

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