Vancouver-Bound Air India Flight Faces Technical Issue; Takes Off From Delhi After 22 Hours

The flight departed from Delhi airport the next day.

by Shreya Ghosh
Vancouver-Bound Air India Flight Faces Technical Issue; Takes Off From Delhi After 22 Hours

Is travelling on flights becoming inconvenient day by day? We come across hundreds of passengers complaining about multiple challenges faced during their flight journeys. A couple of the most-faced issues are delays and sudden cancellations. And unfortunately, such unpleasant incidents have increased lately. Recently, an Air India flight from Delhi to Vancouver was delayed by almost 22 hours leaving passengers tired and frustrated.

Vancouver-Bound Air India Departed From Delhi After Nearly 22 Hours

Vancouver Delhi Air India Flight
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It was on June 1 when passengers faced this worrisome experience on AI 185. According to the schedule, the flight was supposed to depart from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi at 5:30 AM on Saturday. However, the schedule changed and the flight was delayed because of an issue. According to a report by The Indian Express, the flight departure was postponed due to technical issues. Later, it took off at 3:15 AM on Sunday.

Flight delays for a few hours exasperate passengers and affect their plans too. We can only imagine what the flyers of this Delhi-Vancouver Air India flight might have experienced in these 22 hours. People usually reach the airport and wrap up the necessary security check-in and other steps at least one to two hours before departure. Looks like passengers of this delayed flight spent a day inside the Delhi airport.

Following the mishap, an Air India spokesperson released a statement. The spokesperson stated the reasons behind the delay. First, technical snags were reported. The next concern for the schedule change was because the crew members were “coming under the mandatory Flight Duty Time Limitations”.

Also read: Air India Served Show Cause Notice By DGCA For Inordinate Flight Delays & Failure To Take Care Of Passengers

And Similar Incidents Continue…

Vancouver Delhi Air India Flight
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If the news of this 22-hour flight delay seems extreme, you might be shocked to hear about recent flight updates. In the past week, Air India reported a couple of flight delay incidents connecting India with overseas destinations. While the reasons were dissimilar, there were long delays for some ultra-long-haul flight journeys. The Vancouver-bound Air India flight was the third one in the past week to face such a halt in operations.

A San Francisco-bound flight was scheduled to take off from Delhi at 3:30 PM on Thursday. However, the plane finally departed at 9:55 PM on Friday, after a delay of over 30 hours.

Also read: BOM-DXB Air India Flight Leaves Passengers In A Lurch For 7+ Hrs, Fliers Including Seniors & Kids Clueless As To What Next

Have you ever faced any such experience while travelling with Air India?

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