Indian family kicked off British Airways flight over ‘crying child’

Indian family kicked off British Airways flight over ‘crying child’

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An Indian family travelling on a British Airways flight has said that they were removed from the aircraft because their three-year-old child was crying.

 

An Indian family claim they were kicked off a British Airways flight because their three-year-old child was crying.

 

The alleged incident occurred on flight BA8495 from London to Berlin on July 23.

 

“After the security announcement was made my wife tied my child to the window seat but he started crying as he was feeling awkward and was a little hungry,” Mr Pathak told a news channel.

 

“Crew member shouted at my child and said I will throw you and your family out of the window.”

 

The family were then told to deplane.

 

According to Mr Pathak, another Indian family seated behind them “who tried to console the child” was also removed from the aircraft.

 

Mr Pathak, a 1984 batch officer of the Indian Engineering Services, complained to aviation minister Suresh Prabhu alleging “humiliation and racial behaviour” by British Airways.

 

The Indian government has ordered a thorough probe into the incident, with reports suggesting Indians are threatening to boycott British Airways.

 

BA has said it takes “claims like this extremely seriously and does not tolerate discrimination of any kind. We have started a full investigation and are in direct contact with the customer.”