” A Bad Prank by a Pax on Board …. It Went Wrong For the Crazy Pax anyway …”

A man has been arrested over an incident on an Air India flight.

A man has been arrested over an incident on an Air India flight. Source: Getty Images 

A PASSENGER attempts to chat up a flight attendant, but she resists his “charms” and walks away. What could possibly go wrong?

As it turns out, a lot!

Yousuf Sharif, 35, allegedly sparked hijacking fears on board an Air India flight from Dubai to Hyderabad, India on Tuesday. And it was all because of a very bad prank he decided to play on a flight attendant, the Times of India reports.

Sitting in business class, the Indian resident asked the crew member if she would take a selfie with him on his phone. He also asked if he could photograph the cockpit.

“He was requesting the crew member to pose for a selfie and tried to engage her in a conversation, to which she objected,” Police officer T Sudhakar, who works for Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, where the plane landed, told local news website the DeccanChronicle.

Police allege the man had been trying to flirt with the staff member and when she refused to talk to him, he decided to scare her with a hijacking prank.

“When the air hostess rejected his request and started walking away, Yousuf told her that he will hijack the flight,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Shamshabad AR Srinivas said. “She immediately alerted the pilot.”

The man was questioned once the flight touched down, no charges have yet been laid.

news.com.au has contacted Air India for comment.

He allegedly threatened to hijack the plane as a prank. Picture: Stefan Krasowski

He allegedly threatened to hijack the plane as a prank. Picture: Stefan Krasowski Source: Flickr 



3 Indian Airports Among the World’s Best….

Three airports from India have bagged the Airports Council International’s Airport Service Quality Awards.

Photograph, courtesy: Ramesh NG/Wikimedia Commons

The Indira Gandhi International Airport has been ranked as the best airport in the world in the 25-40 million passengers per annum category.

The survey rates each airport’s performance in 34 key service areas under eight major categories including access, check-in, security, airport facilities, food and beverage providers.

Seoul’s Incheon airport is ranked as the world’s best airport in the above 40 million passengers’ category.

Two Indian airports won the award in the 25-40 million passengers’ category, while one bagged the third place in the 5-15 million category…

Take a look at the world’s best airports…

Photograph, courtesy: Krokodyl/ Wikimedia Commons

Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi

Rank: 1

Indira Gandhi International Airport is the busiest airport in India.

The airport is managed by Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), a joint venture between the AAI and GMR Group-led consortium.

“The journey was never easy especially after holding the No 2 mark for last three years. We can now justifiably claim to be the world’s best,” Prabhakara Rao, chief executive, DIAL said in a statement.

With the new Terminal 3, the Delhi international airport has become South Asia’s largest aviation hub.

Photograph, courtesy: Kaichinshih/Wikimedia Commons

Taipei Taoyuan, Taiwan

Rank: 2

One of five airports in the country, Taipei Taoyuan is the largest airport in Taiwan.

Last year also, it bagged the world’s second best airport award from ACI.

“Airports are more than simply points of departure and arrival. At the end of the day, good business acumen comes down to a simple equation: better service, improved traffic and a healthier bottom line,” said Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World.

Photograph, courtesy: Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport

Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, China

Rank: 3

One of the busiest airports in the world, Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport has been regularly winning award for its best services.

Photograph, courtesy: Baycrest/ Wikimedia Commons

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, China

Rank: 4 

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is a hub for China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Juneyao Airlines and Spring Airlines.

It is one of the busiest airports in China.

Photograph: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai

Rank: 5

It is the second busiest airport in India, after Delhi airport.

The airport has five operating terminals spread over an operational area of 8 square kilometers.

A world class terminal T2 was recently opened last year for international operations at the Mumbai airport.

The airport is run by Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), a joint venture between the AAI and GVK group-led consortium.

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad

The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad has bagged the third position in the 5-15 million passengers per annum category.

The Hyderabad airport was ranked as the best airport in 2009 and 2010, third-best in 2011, and second-best in 2012.