A few days back, IndiGo Airlines made it to the headlines for an utterly despicable reason. In a video that went viral over the social media, a passenger was seen brutally beaten up by a couple of ground staffs at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. Ever since the video went viral on the social media, people from all the sections of the society have been criticizing the airline for their shameful customer service. Although the airlines issued a public apology for the brawl, commoners are yet not ready to forgive and forget.
While, on one hand, hashtags such as #BoycottIndiGo started trending on Twitter amid much outrage, some Twitteratti decided to keep this simple but absolutely on point. To address the issue on a lighter (but more harsher) note, they started creating hilarious but heartless memes and posts.
Here’s sharing a few hilarious ones –
Tagline of our diff airlines :
Indigo – We beat our customers
Jet Airways – We beat our competition not our customers
Air India – We don’t beat our customers. We get beaten by our MPs
Go Air – We don’t have customers.
Air Vistara – We don’t have planes.
— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) November 8, 2017
This one’s class apart!
— Shivakumar Gurumurth (@GSKMRGURU) November 8, 2017
— Pärìkshit Sìñgh (@paksa7158) November 9, 2017
Do you think IndiGo should consider changing their header to this?
— 007 (@James_Beyond) November 8, 2017
Well! True enough!
This is what indigo Airline crew did to passenger 😀 pic.twitter.com/3y5ru6eXgn
— संगीता (@sangi5a) November 9, 2017
The digs were quite harsh but seemingly legitimate!
Stop flying Indigo…hope the message is clearer to all !! pic.twitter.com/HV9cTCJ2VZ
— Abhay Bangde – CAG (@Abhay737) November 8, 2017
— Mogambo🇮🇳⏺ (@UberHandle) November 8, 2017
That’s some food for thought though. What do you think?
— Tanuj Chakrabarty (@chang_tj) November 9, 2017
— बिल्ला !! 🏄 (@kalia_987) November 8, 2017
Burdened with all the viral memes and criticisms, IndiGo Airlines issued a statement saying that some of the tweets doing rounds on the social media were not posted by them and that they are a hoax.
— IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) November 9, 2017
It is to be remembered that the video circulated online saw a passenger being stopped from entering a coach, then pulled back by a ground staff before being beaten severely by another.
Apologizing to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathy Raju, IndiGo president and whole-time director Aditya Ghosh wrote:
At the very outset, let me start off by acknowledging that we were at fault and we not only apologise for the regrettable incident, we have also taken action.
Meanwhile, IndiGo Airlines has sacked a ground staff named Montu Kalra for allegedly shooting the incident and circulating the same online.