Still can’t get over the IndiGo stewardess showdown with a rude passenger? Not even the internet

The internet is rooting for the IndiGo stewardess for standing up to the rude passenger. People scolded the pilot for his absolutely disgusting behavior towards the crew member.

Can Bhowal

New Delhi,UPDATED: December 22, 2022 5:03 PM CEST

The IndiGo stewardess had a serious argument with the passenger.  (Image courtesy: Twitter)

The IndiGo stewardess had a serious argument with the passenger. (Image courtesy: Twitter)

By Tiasa Bhowal: If you still can’t get over the IndiGo stewardess showdown with a rude passenger on a flight, you’re not alone. The internet is rooting for the IndiGo employee for standing up to the passenger. People scolded the pilot for his absolutely disgusting behavior towards the crew member. #IndiGo trended furiously on Twitter after the video surfaced on social media on Dec. 21.

So, what really happened on the Istanbul-Delhi flight what time has caught the attention of the nation?

A video that has gone viral on social media shows an air hostess and a passenger arguing. The chatter on social media suggests that the dispute occurred over the unavailability of hot meals for passengers who had not booked in advance. The viral video shows the passenger referring to the crew member as a “servant” and that’s when he lost his cool. Though she tried to deal with him respectfully and told him that she shouldn’t have spoken to the crew so rudely, she didn’t budge.

The viral video, which appears to have been recorded by a passenger on the same flight, gained traction on social media overnight. Support started pouring in for the employee who stood up for what was right.

A Twitter user named Gurpreet Singh Hans had shared the clip but later removed it. As seen in the video, one of the cabin crew members was serving food to the passengers when the aforementioned incident occurred.

Here’s how people reacted to this video:

IndiGo responded to the incident and released a statement which reads, “We are aware of the incident that occurred on Flight 6E 12 from Istanbul to Delhi on 16 December 2022. The issue involved the meals chosen by some passengers traveling via a connection in codeshare. IndiGo is aware of the needs of its customers and it is our ongoing effort to provide a courteous and hassle-free experience to our customers. We are looking into the incident and would like to assure you that customers’ comfort has always been our top priority. We are committed to provide the best experience at all times.”