Jet Airways fires pilots who fought mid-air on London-Delhi flight

Jet Airways sacks pilots who got into mid-air brawl

Jet Airways on Friday said it would prohibit passengers from carrying smart luggage - devices whose batteries can not be removed - on its aircraft from Monday, January 15. Smart bags or luggage come fitted with USB charging stations, Global Positioning System tracking and built-in hot spots.

As per IATA, "Smart Bags, Smart Luggage" includes baggage with integrated lithium batteries, motors, power banks, GPS, GSM, Bluetooth, RFID or Wi-Fi technology, being marketed and sold to the traveling public. The flight carrying 324 passengers landed safely in Mumbai.

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It said that the decision was taken in tune with the regulations of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and applies to both check-in and cabin baggage.

In a statement issued today, a Jet Airways spokesperson said, "Consequent to the review of the events on board Flight 9W 119 London-Mumbai of January 1, 2018, Jet Airways has terminated services of both the cockpit crew with immediate effect". Post uninstallation, the batteries can only be carried as spare batteries in cabin baggage. Jet Airways added that passengers would be responsible for the removal of the battery, and the airline staff shall ensure this prior to the check-in. Those carrying smart luggage as cabin bag too must remove the batteries and carry them separately upto disembarkation. "The liability of the airline and its staff is limited to the extent of only advising and guiding guests to ensure compliance with these procedures", Jet explained.

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