Press Trust of India
New Delhi, Nov 13: Angry Sachin Tendulkar fans took to twitter Friday when British Airways (BA) asked the cricket icon’s full name after his family members were denied seats and their baggage was wrongly tagged by the airlines to another destination.
The drama unfolded when Tendulkar, who is in the US to play in the All-Stars Cricket League, tweeted about his family’s travel woes on the BA flight. “Angry Disappointed and Frustrated. #Bad service BA. Family member’s Waitlisted tickets not confirmed despite seats being available. And luggage being tagged by @British_Airways to wrong destination and don’t care attitude!”, Tendulkar wrote on his twitter handle.
Shortly after Tendulkar’s tweet, the airline replied, “@sachin_rt We’re sorry to hear this Sachin, could you please DM us your baggage ref, full name and address so we can look into this for you?.”
After this tweet all hell broke loose on the social media as Tendulkar fans were in no mood to forgive the airlines for their lapse of not only not delivering the luggage but also not knowing the legend’s name.
Even former J&K chief minister, Omar Abdullah took to twitter as a Sachin fan. “Dear @ British_Airways, try Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, India. I’m sure this is enough for the postal service/courier company here,” Omar wrote on his twitter handle.
Stunned by the activities, the company apologised for the inconvenience caused to Tendulkar’s family members. As regards the airline asking for Tendulkar’s details, it said in a release, “To allow for the social teams to quickly resolve an issue they require the details of the person flying which aren’t always the same as the person tweeting.”