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Wear minimal jewelry to avoid delays at security, Air India tells cabin crew

Air India cabin crew have also been asked not to eat or drink anything before boarding.

Mumbai:

Air India has instructed its cabin crew to wear minimal jewelry to avoid delays at security checks and not to visit duty free shops after completing the immigration process as part of the airline’s efforts owned by Tatas to improve punctuality.

Since taking over loss-making Air India on January 27, Tatas has been working on ways to improve the carrier’s overall performance.

Cabin crew must also adhere to uniform regulations and wear minimum jewelery to avoid delays at customs and security checks, Vasudha Chandna, Air India’s executive director of inflight services, said in a statement to staff on Sunday. of cabin.

Once on board, cabin crew should wear only those items of PPE kit that must be worn in accordance with the latest circular as soon as possible and carry out the mandatory checks before / well within the prescribed timeframes, he said. declared.

Asking the cabin crew not to delay the mandatory pre-flight screening clearance, which can be assigned to cabin crew, he advised the purser to give boarding clearance to ground staff before or within prescribed deadlines.

Cabin crew were also instructed not to consume any beverages or eat any food before or during the boarding of passengers and to assist in the expeditious boarding of guests, Chandna said in the communication.

Also, there should be no delay in closing the aircraft door by cabin crew, according to the communication.

In addition, the airline also tracked cabin crew going to the Cabin Crew Movement Control Office or MCO or Immigration (at stopovers) after completing their check-in formalities.

Cabin crew should not wait for the commander at the movement control/check-in counter (at the pier) and get to the plane well in time, he said.

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