Kingfisher Airlines pays Bhojpuri actor for flight delay

May 5th, 2008 - 8:19 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Kingfisher Airlines Monday paid Bhojpuri actor Kamal Khan to compensate for a cancelled flight after the actor moved a consumer court demanding Rs.2 million in damages for a delayed flight that forced him to cancel shooting last year. The actor is, however, not satisfied.

“The airlines has deposited the ticket amount without even intimating us. But we are not satisfied and the airline authorities will have to pay the interest amount as well as the litigation costs incurred by us,” the actor’s counsel Kamal Singh Pundhir said. According to the complaint, Khan had booked two Kingfisher Airlines business class flight tickets to Mumbai from Delhi March 2 last year and paid with his credit card.

Along with an associate, Khan reached the airport on the day of travel but was told by the airline staff that the flight had been delayed by three hours. The staff did not give any reasons for the delay, the compliant said.

“The complainant duo had to urgently go to Mumbai for a shoot and, therefore, availed the services of the airline. But to their despair, they not only had to cancel their shoot but also could not get the amount due from the airline even after cancellation of tickets,” said Pundhir.

When the complainants asked the airline staff to cancel the ticket and refund the amount, the staff assured them that the money would be refunded after the confirmation of the transaction as the fare had been paid through credit card.

The actor alleged that he has not been refunded the amount from the airline till date.

“This is mental harassment by the airlines staff to the common man despite the recent government order asking the airlines to refund the money of the complainant within 15 days of cancellation of tickets,’ he said.

The court has posted the hearing for June 4 when the actor will place his arguments in court demanding compensation of the interest and litigation amount.

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