Emmy-winning comedian Vir Das responds to his economy travel remark amid the IndiGo assault chaos.
Actor and comedian Vir Das recently praised an IndiGo cabin crew member for tackling a passenger who had harassed a pilot because the aircraft was delayed for 13 hours. Vir Das praised the IndiGo employee in his first tweet, lauding the female member of the cabin crew. But in response, someone on the internet advised Vir to try flying in the economy to understand the frustration. The comedian shot back, admitting that he travels frequently in the economy.
Vir tweeted, “Shoutout to the lady from Indigo cabin crew who stood up to that idiot like a boss.” Responding to him, an X user said, “Sometimes travel economy and wait 16 hours delay flight and we talk afterwards.”
To this, the comedian replied, “Travel economy all the time. Here’s how it works genius. If you’re upset that your travel is delayed, and you assault someone, you’re further delaying your travel. If you thought you were late before… try getting arrested.”
Vir Das' reply to the social media user makes perfect sense. There will occasionally be delays on flights, but this does not give anyone the right to vent their frustration at the airline employees. Vir Das shutting down the user helps us realise that criticising a celebrity or anyone on social media without knowing all the details only reflects one's ignorance.
Delhi-Goa flight fight
The incident began when the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi experienced heavy fog, which caused numerous planes to be delayed, canceled, or diverted.
According to authorities on Monday, this is the incident in which Sahil Kataria, a passenger on IndiGo aeroplane number 6E 2175 between Delhi and Goa, attacked Anup Kumar, the co-pilot, while he was announcing a delay in takeoff at the Delhi airport. The traveller was taken into custody and a viral video captured the incident. The matter is currently being looked into. The aforementioned aeroplane departed Delhi at 6 p.m., according to flightradar24, a flight tracking website, following a delay of over 10 hours.