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India to put ‘No Maskers on board’ on ‘No Fly List’. 5 People already got on this list!

a group of people wearing face masks

India has notified and implemented harsher rules for those passengers who refuse to wear a mask on the plane. Four Passengers were met by security and put on a no-fly list as soon as the rules got notified, signalling airlines won’t shy away from using this rule to keep the miscreants at bay.

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Government proposes to offer 24-Hours Free Cancellation on all air tickets

a plane on the tarmac

You may still not take off on time, but you might just get paid for it. The DGCA and Indian Civil Aviation Ministry yesterday put out a new consultation paper on passenger rights which include a long rope for customers and a short leash for the airlines concerned. Here is how the policy may change your travel experience.

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India gets back its Category 1 safety rating by FAA

Like I’d written on this blog about 14 months back, India had received a downgrade of its safety assessment rating from the American civil aviation authority FAA, which conducts an inspection on the regulators of all the countries who operate flights to the USA. The downgrade was done on the premise that India’s regulator did not have the expertise to supervise India’s airlines, and needed to beef up their know how to be able to get back to Category 1. The impact of this downgrade, a privilege that only few other countries had, was that India’s airlines could not launch new flights to the USA, and the ones which they already had, would face additional scrutiny. Also, no American airlines…

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