Emirates airline is currently investigating an accident which happened last week to one of their passengers. A woman traveled all the way from Manchester in the UK to New Delhi in India with her husband’s passport. She flew 4200 miles, including a layover in UAE and none of the airports' staff members has noticed that female passenger is using male’s passport.
Everything started then Geeta Modha, an Indian-origin woman accidentally took her husband's passport instead of hers. A woman owns a fashion boutique in Manchester and as usual, was traveling to New Delhi for a business trip.
The mistake has been noticed neither at the check-in point nor during the boarding in the UK. Therefore, Mr. Modha was easily allowed to travel further to the Dubai where she had a layover before heading to New Delhi. As far as a woman is a holder of Overseas Indian Citizenship (OIC) card she was not asked to show her passport at Dubai, therefore, Modha easily flew to the New Delhi.Emirates Passenger Travels Half Of The World With Husband’s Passport
Only in the final destination woman was not allowed to enter the country. She was shocked hearing this and even more shocked then realized she has just traveled half of the world with the wrong passport and no one even noticed.
After realizing the error she was forced to travel back to Dubai where her passport was flown to her from the UK. Only then Modha was allowed to enter India.
Mr. Greeta feels angry for the airline. She blames them and says this is fully their mistake. She adds “The fact they say they are so strict on security in airports but you can do this. It is terrible. At check-in, the staff member even made me move stuff from one bag to another because it was 2 kg over and yet let me travel with the wrong passport,”
For Emirates airline, this is not the first accident recently. Two siblings Shannen and Sundeep were forced to spend their time sitting in loo due to their allergy for nuts. Despite the fact that the airline has been noted about their food restrictions, passengers were still served cashews on the flight.