Sreejesh, India’s hockey team goalkeeper vented out his anger on Twitter after he was asked to pay extra for his sports equipment by Air Asia.
The Malaysian airliner penalised him for his excess baggage which included his sports equipment while he was returning after winning Asian Champions Trophy beating Pakistan 3-2 in the finals.
The airliner charged Sreejesh Rs 1500 for carrying ‘sport s equipment’, terming it as extra baggage. And PR Sreejesh took to Twitter to express his disappointment over the same.
He posted a picture of the payment receipt of Air Asia where it showed that Sreejesh has been charged Rs 1500 for the ‘excess baggage’.
— sreejesh p r (@16Sreejesh) November 1, 2016
A goalkeeper’s equipment is expected to be heavier than his teammates as they have heavy protective gears – thick pads, gloves, upper body protection and a helmet. While other team members just have to carry their hockey sticks and shin guards.
Here is what is written on Air Asia’s website: ‘There is a Sports Equipment Fee applicable to Surfboards, Snowboards, Bicycles, Scuba, Golf and Skiing gears.
Any other sporting equipment will be accepted as part of the baggage allowance and subject to any associated fees.’
Well, the war between the two ensues here, and as of now, this is what Air Asia has replied on his complaint on Twitter.
@16Sreejesh we have notified our team to get in touch with you at the earliest. Thank you!
— AirAsia India (@airasiain) November 1, 2016
There has been no further communication from the airliner so far.
Who do you think is at fault here?