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Air India pilot refused route change to pick up dumpling order

January 18, 2013, 3:06 pmYahoo!7

An Air India pilot is in hot water after ignoring last minute orders to change flights, just so she could pick up her favourite dumplings during a stopover.

Air India pilot refused route change to pick up dumpling order
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An Air India pilot is in hot water after ignoring last minute orders to change flights because she had pre-arranged to pick up some of her favourite dumplings.

According to reports, Captain Smriti Trehan refused to switch her scheduled Mumbai-Jodhpur-Delhi flight to a direct Mumbai-Delhi flight because she had arranged for some onion kachoris to be delivered to the Jodhpur airport.

Flickr: Rick Schlamp


The original flight was scheduled for 12pm, but she was asked to switch to the later 2pm flight.

Captain Trehan ignored the orders and turned up to the airport for her original job, informing airline operators that she did not intend to change her plans.

Her bizarre refusal caused chaos among Air India staff as they scrambled to find a replacement pilot, delaying the Mumbai-Delhi flight by an hour.

A plate of onion kachoris Flickr: mynameisharsha


It's believed the onion kachoris were successfully delivered to Captain Trehan at Jodhpur airport, and she took off for Delhi without delay.

She is now facing possible suspension.

What do you think, are dumplings worth losing your job over?

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  1. The Big Fella08:45am Saturday 19th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Ewwwwww, deep fried onion. That make you fart something savage.......... Oh hello! This is your captain speaking "WEEEEEP" we might be expecting some rough air ahead " WAAAAAP" please fasten your seat belt! Thank you.......

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  2. The Big Fella08:33am Saturday 19th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    All I am vonting vozz my onion kachoris. Vahi are you being so meen to meh? I am vontong you all to be shutting up now!!

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  3. Darryl08:14am Saturday 19th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    An Indian pilot eating onions. Glad I'm not on her flight. Phew!!!

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  4. G H08:09am Saturday 19th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    And this is the sort of drivel that is passed to us as "news" on Yahoo Australia now?

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  5. Richard06:59am Saturday 19th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Fire the slut and pay her out with onion kachoris as a constant reminder of her actions.

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  6. Big Kev 13311:18pm Friday 18th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Meanwhile in another part of India another woman who isn't an airline pilot was gang raped :( Wonderful culture.

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  7. Josephine10:04pm Friday 18th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    And this country likes it will a super power. Fire her

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  8. sj07:57pm Friday 18th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Anyway that's a photo of the wrong kachoris!

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  9. Greg06:00pm Friday 18th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    imagine kissing that

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  10. john04:41pm Friday 18th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Oh" Blimey " I tell you must have my onion kachoris other wise not happy " Understand""

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