Daughter pilot on mother’s last flight as an air hostess

Air India’s Bengaluru – Mumbai flight on Tuesday was a topic of viral conversation around the world for all the right reasons. This tweet by the flight’s co-pilot, Ashrrita is what started it all off.

Her mother Pooja Chinchankar (58), an Air India cabin crew who was in service for 38 years, retired at the landing of the flight in Mumbai on July 31. Instead of the pilot’s usual announcements at the end of the flight, Air India passengers were told about how Pooja’s dream was to host a flight in which Ashrrita was a pilot. Ashrrita did just that, as First Officer on her mother’s last flight as cabin crew.

After their story went viral, there was reportedly an overwhelming number of requests for a glimpse into Pooja’s retirement flight. To this Ashrrita responded on Twitter with a video of her mother walking down the aisle of the flight to applause from passengers and crew.

The initial tweet has more than 9000 likes and over 2000 comments and replies. Air India chimed in on the celebrations with a tweet of their own.


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