Air India’s slogan says “Simply priceless”. True that – “Simply price-less !”
Remember the 2010 Flight 812 Mangalore crash?
About 158 people lost their lives. Kerala court ordered Air India to pay each victim close to INR 7.5 Lakhs as compensation, apart from the other compensations declared by government.
Its 2 years past now. Looks like Air India did not pay all victims. Some folks complained about it. Air India says, the amount court decided upon as compensation wasn’t logical. Wait, what ??
That means Air India thinks that your life isn’t even worth 7.5 Lakh rupees (About the price of a Hyundai Santro) when you’re flying with them.
I can see where they’re coming from. They don’t have enough money to give the victims may be ? INR 7.5 Lakhs per victim X 158 times = 114544312 Rupees. (I can’t even count the amount)
In all possibility, Air India would not have that much money in its revenue stream, they’re on some damn shoe string revenue strategy.
My heart goes out to all the CEOs and Executives at Air India. Nobody can ever imagine the trauma they’re going through. On one side, you have the great himalayan task of running a company on cut-throat competition rates (a.k.a cheap rates without drinks/bread/toffees/tissues/seat covers). And on other side you have overhead expenses like plane crashes/engine cut offs/tire blow offs/engine oil changes/travel bata for pilots etc.
Air India….. simply