The airline floor workers claimed his stick exceeded the permissible restrict by three inches and picked up Rs 1,500 from the Olympian.
Sources with the Bengaluru Airport stated the incident with the hockey star who was the previous Indian workforce captain unfolded round 7 pm earlier than he was scheduled to board IndiGo airways flight 6E 382 from Bengaluru to Kochi. The airline’s floor workers at KIA pressured him into paying further for the hockey stick he was carrying as a part of his package after allegedly stating that he was permitted to hold a stick stretching solely upto 38 inches and the piece he was holding was three inches longer.
However, 34-year-old Sreejesh paid the sum however recorded his disappointment on twitter by posting “FIH (Fédération Internationale de Hockey) allow me to play with a 41inch hockey stick, but @IndiGo6E never allow me to carry anything over 38inch.What to do? Pay extra Rs,1500 for handling the goalkeeper baggage.”
FIH permit me to play with a 41inch hockeystick, however @IndiGo6E by no means permit me to hold something over 38inch.What to… https://t.co/v73IVBjvkE
— sreejesh p r (@16Sreejesh) 1663944643000
The tweet has gone viral quickly after with many netizens together with celebrities slamming the airline over accumulating cash for the star participant’s hockey stick whereas some stated aviation guidelines apply regardless of one being a star athlete. However, data on the permissible restrict to hold one thing like a hockey stick on a airplane stays unclear.
The goalie was in Bengaluru as a part of the Indian area hockey workforce’s coaching camp for the upcoming FIH Pro League 22-23 scheduled to be held at Odisha in finish October. Sreejesh had boarded the flight to Kochi that departed KIA at 9.38 pm on Friday and is believed to have headed to his house in Ernakulam, Kerala. He was not obtainable for touch upon the matter.
TOI reached out to IndiGo airways on accumulating charges from the hockey star at Bengaluru Airport over his hockey stick exceeding a mere three inches however was but to obtain a response until Friday night time.