New Delhi, January 17: Bahrain-bound NRI Satyendra Singh finally reached home after being stranded at Indira Gandhi International Airport in the national capital since Saturday afternoon. Singh had to spend two days at the airport as a Canada-bound passenger mistakenly took away his handbag which contained his passport. Also Read - International Flight Tickets: Vande Bharat Fares Slashed For US, Canada After Controversy | 5 Points
The handbag arrived at Delhi airport on Monday evening and he boarded the next flight of Air India, the Hindustan Times reported. Also Read - International Flight July Schedule: Vande Bharat Phase 4 Begins Today | Will Phase 5 See US Airlines Coming in?
“Initially there was some confusion over the date change fee. The airline wanted me to pay date change fee as hand bag is not the responsibility of the airline. I refused as I was already harassed. Finally, Air India waived off the fee and allowed me to board the flight,” Singh said after reaching Bahrain. Also Read - Reviving Economy: Delhi Govt Forms Panel to Explore Economic Measures to Help Businesses
Singh had come to India to meet his parents, who live in Lucknow. He arrived in the national capital from Lucknow on Saturday and was in transit to Bahrain.
“My wife was crying and was relieved when I finally reached. They panicked and I just want to thank my wife and her relatives for rallying around me,” said Singh.
On Saturday afternoon, Singh reached Delhi and went for security check to catch the international flight. As the queue was long, he put his handbag in the scanner. But he could not find his bag and it was found that another passenger took the bag and boarded the Air Canada flight. The flight had already departed by then. He could not leave the terminal due to security reasons. As his immigration had been cleared in Lucknow, he could not even go back.