Yuck: Man Urinates On Air India Business Class Passenger

Yuck: Man Urinates On Air India Business Class Passenger

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I’m not sure what’s worse — that someone peed on their fellow passenger intentionally, or that the airline didn’t in any way hold the person accountable.

Drunk Air India passenger exposes himself & urinates in cabin

As reported by The Times of India, this incident happened on November 26, 2022, on Air India flight AI102 from New York (JFK) to Delhi (DEL). The story is only being made public now, because the passenger impacted by this isn’t pleased with the response she received from the airline, as she feels the issue hasn’t been taken seriously.

Specifically, a man who was drunk allegedly exposed himself and urinated on a fellow business class passenger, a woman in her 70s. According to the victim, here’s what happened:

“Shortly after lunch was served and the lights were switched off, another passenger walked to my seat, completely inebriated. He unzipped his pants, relieved himself and continued to expose me to his private parts.”

The man allegedly continued to stand there, and only moved after another passenger got involved and told him to leave. At this point the victim informed the crew of what happened:

“My clothes, shoes, and bag were completely soaked in urine. The stewardess followed me to the seat, verified that it smelled of urine, and sprayed disinfectant on my bag and shoes.”

The traveler then cleaned herself in the lavatory, and the crew gave her a new set of pajamas and slippers. She first stood in the galley for 20 minutes, and then sat in the crew seat for an hour, as she didn’t want to return to her seat.

Eventually the crew told her she had to go back to her seat. Although the crew had put sheets on the seat, it allegedly still reeked of urine. Two hours later she once again sat in a crew rest seat, where she claims to have spent the rest of the flight. While business class was full, the woman was unhappy that she wasn’t upgraded to one of the vacant first class seats. Then here’s what happened upon landing:

“Clearly the crew did not feel that taking care of a distressed passenger was a priority. At the end of the flight, the staff told me they would get me a wheelchair to ensure that I clear customs as early as possible. However, the wheelchair deposited me at a waiting area, where I waited for 30 minutes, and nobody came to get me. I finally had to clear customs on my own and collect the luggage by myself — all in Air India pyjamas and socks.”

Air India didn’t punish this passenger

Perhaps the most concerning part of this story is that Air India did nothing to punish the man who exposed himself and urinated on a fellow passenger:

“The crew was not proactive in managing a very sensitive and traumatic situation, and I had to advocate for myself throughout, waiting for long periods of time to get a response. I am distressed that the airline made no attempt to ensure my safety or comfort during this incident.”

The incident is only now being investigated, after the traveler sent a letter to the chairman of Air India parent company Tata Group, expressing her displeasure. Only now is the airline seemingly taking the situation seriously:

“Air India has reported the incident to police and regulatory authorities. We have been in regular contact with the aggrieved passenger.”

As much as there are stories in the United States where crews sometimes go on a power trip, this is the opposite extreme. Having a stranger expose himself and pee on you is assault, plain and simple, and shouldn’t be tolerated. Assuming everything happened as reported, police should have met this flight, and the man should be on the carrier’s no-fly list.

Bottom line

An Air India business class passenger on a flight from New York to Delhi reports a pretty unpleasant post-lunch surprise, when a fellow passenger exposed himself and then peed on her. According to the victim, the crew did nothing to punish the man who did this, and didn’t even do much to accommodate her. Rather they just put a sheet on the seat, and told her to sit back down.

What do you make of this Air India incident?

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  1. Kishore Guest

    The services of the crew should be terminated forthwith.
    On a flight from Moscow to Delhi , one passenger just stood up on the isle , the hostess asked him to sit , but he kept standing , she walked up to him and yanked him down on his seat , thereafter he did not stand up for the next 7 hrs . You need well built persons to work as crew & to tame disobedient passengers , Alas our hostesses are in awe of dignitaries or rich passengers .

  2. Raj S Guest

    There's a lot of sweeping generalizations about India here. Were the same people as diligent about piling on the US back when this happened ? Or is it the case that everything that happens in the US is an exception and everything happening elsewhere is just something that validates your stereotypes and conveniently can be used to tar everyone with ?

    Detroit woman suing N.C. pastor who peed on her on plane in multimillion...

    There's a lot of sweeping generalizations about India here. Were the same people as diligent about piling on the US back when this happened ? Or is it the case that everything that happens in the US is an exception and everything happening elsewhere is just something that validates your stereotypes and conveniently can be used to tar everyone with ?

    Detroit woman suing N.C. pastor who peed on her on plane in multimillion dollar lawsuit
    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2020/10/29/north-carolina-pastor-listed-in-multi-million-dollar-lawsuit-peeing-on-woman-on-plane/6075017002/

  3. Petri Diamond

    Police finally arrested the culprit, mr Mishra, who was on a run.

  4. Vild Guest

    Disgusting incident and the guilty man will be arrested and forced to face the consequences. What is more disgusting are the racist vile comments in this blog against India, Indian women etc disgusting people visiting this blog.

  5. NFSF Diamond

    https://news.yahoo.com/wells-fargo-sacks-india-executive-141939439.html

    Lost his job and on the run

  6. Morgan Diamond

    Disgusting. The police should have met the plane , he should have been arrested and put on the carriers no fly list , crew should have given her the spare F seat. That crew should be performance managed and possibly let go.

  7. E moosa Guest

    I will never ever fly air India

  8. Dr. Laurence Guest

    There are far too many hateful anti-Indian stereotypical comments here. Of course what this man did was awful, but there are confused drunks in every culture. He was probably so intoxicated and disoriented that he thought he was in the restroom, or was in a dream/fugue state. To generalize to an entire culture is unjustified. Please be civil in this blog!

  9. Guest22 Guest

    This is why we NEVER fly Air India & will happily pay more for the other airlines. Shame on you AI & flight crew for not handling this situation correctly.

  10. iamhere Guest

    I think it would be difficult to compensate this passenger as to what value is worth

  11. iamhere Guest

    At least she was wearing the pajamas.....

  12. Rajneesh Modi New Member

    Just to complete the news article, The man has already been put on no fly list by the airline until the complete investigation report comes out.

  13. Motion to Dismiss Gold

    Ugh. I’m flying Air India F in two months because there was points availability and it was the best option. Just got nervous.

  14. Nikhil Desai Guest

    The Crew should be sacked. Clearly dereliction of duty and compromusing security of the passenger. Abd for the passenger ge should be immediately arrested.

  15. glenn t Diamond

    Yet another reason to turn me off flying AI anywhere at any time.
    Most Indian men in and out of India are pigs with women treated as garbage.
    How anyone can imagine that AI can be rescued and 'transformed' (with new-ish s/h aircraft) is beyond me. As I posted at the time, how long would it take this lot to thououghly trash the newish interiors ( hope they are all-leather seats). Not too long, I predicted.

  16. Alley Kat Guest

    Flew on AI 45 years ago. Swore never to again. One promise I have kept. I don't know if the FA's did not care because it was a woman who was pee'd upon, tho' you would think there would be same sex sympathy, or maybe it was an all male crew. Anyway, will stick with my promise.

  17. Guy Guest

    At the VERY least she should have been put in a P/C seat but that was probably being used for the crew rest (being facetious). At the most she could have been offered financial compensation or a free ticket/upgrade for her discomfort- even a bottle of French would have been a nice offer. The treatment on the ground was equally as shabby- I bet Air India lost a customer that day...

  18. John Zia Guest

    I'm curious why when the man first opened his fly she didn't yell and push him away? It almost sounds like she just endured the event and didn't push back. Not blaming her, of course, but thinking most people would have immediately yelled "hey, what the hell?" and got attention to the idiot peeing on them. Maybe cultural, maybe just so shocked she didn't act at all. But should someone do this to you I...

    I'm curious why when the man first opened his fly she didn't yell and push him away? It almost sounds like she just endured the event and didn't push back. Not blaming her, of course, but thinking most people would have immediately yelled "hey, what the hell?" and got attention to the idiot peeing on them. Maybe cultural, maybe just so shocked she didn't act at all. But should someone do this to you I would suggest a more proactive and very loud reprimand of such actions.

    1. Bob Guest

      She could have had her eyes closed or about to sleep. She could have been in shock like is this really happening. He could have been so teeny Itty bitty she wasn't sure what she was looking at. Can't assume how people will react at the moment. Always seems easier after the fact. Me on the other hand I would have pointed, laugh then press his face to the puddle like any bad dog.

    2. Rotuma Diamond

      She apparently didn’t have her eyes closed, as she described what he did before he started peeing. I also wonder why she didn’t yell, since apparently all the other seats had people sitting in them.

  19. Widerightv Member

    A visual would be the last episode of White Lotus, but a number 2.

  20. O'Hare Is My Second Home Guest

    Okay, let's be honest. This is India. This is a man performing the act. This is a woman being the victim. And people are surprised that nothing happened? Care to read the story going around the Old Media today about a woman being hit by a car in Delhi with five male passengers and then dragged for the next hour. The police actually admitted that they were called at least eight times about this and...

    Okay, let's be honest. This is India. This is a man performing the act. This is a woman being the victim. And people are surprised that nothing happened? Care to read the story going around the Old Media today about a woman being hit by a car in Delhi with five male passengers and then dragged for the next hour. The police actually admitted that they were called at least eight times about this and did nothing.

    Women are trash in India, and Air India is proud of representing this "culture".

  21. jon Guest

    I'm not sure which is worse - flying on Air India or getting peed on...they're both gross.

    1. Jeffrey Guest

      They are all bad. Disgusting Indians trashing the planet everywhere they go.

    2. Random Guest

      Is he part of the mile high club? Or did she join the mile high club? Maybe they both did?

      Sounds like Fake news!

      Bring out the real sexist & racist in the comments section.

    3. Random Guest

      Brings out the real sexist & racist in the comments section.

  22. Vijaya Desai Desai Guest

    Disgusting

  23. KK13 Gold

    Reason no. eleventy eleven I never fly by this horrible airline.

  24. Creditcrunch Diamond

    Reminds me of last years BA flight to Lagos Nigeria where a passenger smeared his poo all over the plane which was subsequently taken out of action to be deep cleaned.

    1. howie Guest

      That’s the return of the ice cream cart with extra chocolate sauce

  25. MildMidwesterner Gold

    Overheard on Air India:
    Elderly woman: "What airspace are we flying through?"
    Drunk man: "European."

  26. Alonzo Diamond

    R Kelly our here flying Air India now?

  27. Towelie196 Member

    Of course they didn't punish that passenger. I've been in multiple car accidents in India where our drivers wouldn't even exchange information. Instead, "settling" it involved yelling at each other for a few minutes and leaving.

    1. F maga Guest

      I’m sure no one enjoyed having u in India. Who is the peeing idiot maybe it’s a white trump supporter.

  28. Ben L. Diamond

    Eagerly awaiting the NYT column about how it's unacceptable for passengers to pee on others in the forward cabin, and if they want to pee on another passenger they should buy an economy ticket.

  29. D3kingg Guest

    Straight up slum dog third world country airline.

    1. F maga Guest

      I guess being white makes u automatically great but u are the school shooters.

  30. BB Guest

    This is the airline that didnt land when its toilets overflowed into the coach passenger cabin on a transatlantic flight to NY - no surprise.

    1. Chao Guest

      Fly economy and the incident would not have occurred.

  31. Ray Guest

    Ben, typo: you wrote “drink passenger” instead of “drunk”.

    Looks like whoever’s in charge of the airline’s crew will face the mountainous task of fixing the service culture of the airline. I just hope it won’t involve telling interviewees to strip down to their underwear

  32. Up Up & Away Member

    Let's just hope that he didn't eat the asparagus at lunch.

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O'Hare Is My Second Home Guest

Okay, let's be honest. This is India. This is a man performing the act. This is a woman being the victim. And people are surprised that nothing happened? Care to read the story going around the Old Media today about a woman being hit by a car in Delhi with five male passengers and then dragged for the next hour. The police actually admitted that they were called at least eight times about this and did nothing. Women are trash in India, and Air India is proud of representing this "culture".

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KK13 Gold

Reason no. eleventy eleven I never fly by this horrible airline.

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Creditcrunch Diamond

Reminds me of last years BA flight to Lagos Nigeria where a passenger smeared his poo all over the plane which was subsequently taken out of action to be deep cleaned.

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