MPs want khaas aadmi treatment at airports

Written by | January 29, 2014 | 0

New Delhi Jan 29 Indian parliamentarians want airports and private airlines to offer them special privileges like advance notice on flight delays, facilitation till boarding, priority clearances and complementary snacks.

The demand comes as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his political start-up, the Aam Aadmi Party or AAP, have elicited huge public support for declaring war on the VIP perks bestowed upon, and eagerly exercised, by elected representatives.

Sources said the request was forwarded to privae airlines by a senior officer who has now retired, and is being re-examined by Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh.

Union minister Praful Patel sought to downplay the demand to airlines, saying if an MP “is given a little respect, I don’t think this should be blown out of proportion.”

The minister added, “There is nothing to suggest that there is preferential treatment beyond the point that certain courtesies are extended. Every carrier extends courtesies to Commercially Important Persons, along with VIPs.”

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