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Daughter steers cabin crew mother to retirement in Air India's flight

Pooja Chinchankar could not hold back her tears. Having served as Air India's crew member for 38 long years, she retired today from the service with her final flight from Mumbai to Bengaluru.


PTI 31 Jul 2018, 03:34 PM India

Pooja Chinchankar could not hold back her tears. Having served as Air India's crew member for 38 long years, she retired today from the service with her final flight from Mumbai to Bengaluru.

Passengers cheered as she walked down the isle one last time. An in-flight announcement thanking her for her service was also made. But, what made her farewell memorable was that her send-off in the air was steered by her daughter Ashrrita, a pilot with the airline.

Ashrrita, who witnessed her mother's last stint as an air hostess from the flight deck, has been tweeting heartwarming messages about the "one flight that mattered" since yesterday.

The tweets went viral on social media as followers showered both the mother and daughter with love and goodwill messages.

In another tweet, she said, "So happy and honoured to be able to pilot the one flight that mattered."

Ashrrita, who flew the aircraft on the Mumbai-Bengaluru sector, posted a third tweet this evening after an eventful day with a video showing the passengers clapping for Pooja.

An Air India spokesperson said that it was a coincidence that Ashrrita was flying the aircraft which was her mother's farewell flight.

"Our heartfelt wishes to your mother and you for this special flight when she passes the baton on to you to have the privilege of serving our passengers with dedication. The legacy lives on," the airline tweeted.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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