In a confusing and funny incident of mismanagement, Air India, owing to an indefinite ban on Comic Kunal Kamra, cancelled a ticket of the wrong person with the same name.
Jaipur| Stand-up comic Kunal Kamra gained national attention after he heckled journalist Arnab Goswami on the IndiGo flight. What followed after that was a ban imposed by 4 airlines on Kamra for unsavoury behaviour. But the problems don’t seem to be ending for not only Kamra but also for those with the same name as his.
In a comic turnaround of events on 3rd January, a gentleman called Kunal Kamra (not the comic) was denied entry inside the airport when he was supposed to fly from Jaipur to Mumbai. Kunal Kamra, a Bostonian, who was in India to visit his family, was told that his reservations stood cancelled and he was no longer valid to fly.
According to reports, Kamra had to showcase two different identity proofs before the airport authorities got convinced of his identity and allowed him a valid ticket.
Later, the flyer thanked airport authorities for their prompt help but also complained that the only reason for the cancellation of his ticket was his name and the onus to prove his identity was completely on him.
As the news about the incident spread on the internet, Comic Kunal Kamra didn’t let go of this opportunity to take another potshot. He shared the news article by calling the whole fiasco a ‘Collateral Damage’.
Collateral damage https://t.co/uHbWV7x8Sx
— Kunal Kamra (@kunalkamra88) February 5, 2020
The IndiGo pilot who flew comic Kunal Kamra and Arnab Goswami has already written to the airline about why he wasn’t kept in the loop when the ban on Kamra was imposed. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has also supported Kunal Kamra criticising the ban imposed on him. There are still no airlines who have rolled back the suspension imposed on Kamra.
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