New Delhi, April 30: In a shocking incident, Emirates cabin crew told two Indian origin siblings to spend their flight journey in the loo while cashews were being served on the flight. Shannen Sahota, 24, and Sundeep Sahota, 33, claimed that they had warned the international airline three times about their nut allergy, a news agency PTI reported. Also Read - 'Proud Moment': Indian-Origin New Zealand MP Creates History by Taking Oath in Sanskrit, Video Goes Viral | Watch
The siblings said that they were shocked when the fried nuts were served on the flight. They informed cabin crew but cabin crew instead advised them to hole up in the onboard toilets. Also Read - Indian-Origin Woman in US Gives Birth While Bathing, Panics & Throws Newborn Out of The Window; Charged with Attempt to Murder
Shannen and Sundeep had spent more than £5,000 on plane tickets to take their parents away to Dubai and Singapore for their 60th birthdays. The siblings refused and were forced to spend the flight journey with blankets over their heads to avoid inhaling any residue. Also Read - Indian-Origin Writer Anvi Doshi Makes Cut for 2020 Man Booker Prize For Literature
Shannen said that sitting at the back of the plane was embarrassing and demeaning and Sundeep accused Emirate ignoring all the information they had given them prior booking the flights, PTI quoted. However, the airline said that the booking records do not show any such mention of an allergy and it can never guarantee nut-free flights.
“We are sorry to hear about Ms. Sahota’s complaint. Emirates tries to cater to all passengers specific needs by offering a number of special meals that cover as many medical, dietary and religious requirements as possible. However, Emirates cannot guarantee completely nut-free flights,” the airline said in a statement.
(With agency inputs)