Thursday, 2 August 2018

Air India Pilot daughter fulfils her Air Hostess mother's retirement 'dream'

An Indian Air Hostess Madam Pooja Chinchankar,  is going on retirement a happy lady, after her retirement wish to have her daughter pilot her last flight as cabin crew was been fulfilled on Tuesday July 31st, 2018. 

Mme Pooja, who is retiring after 38 years of full service, had wished that her pilot daughter Ashrrita Chichankar  pilots her last service flight, which was done, as her daughter excitedly tells the world the story.

Miss Ashrrita initially tweeted: "So happy and honoured to be able to pilot the one flight that mattered. It was my mum's dream to have me pilot her last flight as an air hostess with Air India".

Ashrrita told BBC: "I am both happy and overwhelmed. Happy because people can relate to the emotion, and overwhelmed because people are celebrating the goodness."
She also posted a video of passengers applauding her mother's service as Madam Pooja walked down the plane aisle, her eyes tearing up.

Air India also tweeted a line: "The legacy lives on."
The story also attracted the interest of India's former minister for civil aviation and a current MP Mr Praful Patel, who tweeted: "Some of the most heartwarming and pleasant stories are the ones that happen in real life."
Many other people were touched that the mum's long legacy of flying would continue through her daughter.

As for Madam Pooja's retirement plans, Ms Ashrrita told the BBC: "She plans to travel for a couple of months, after which she will decide what she wants to do. She does love to cookThe best part about travelling without a fixed itinerary is not having a plan".

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