1. You Are At:
  2. Home
  3. India News
  4. Pilot daughter gives unforgettable farewell to 'air hostess' mother on her last flight

Pilot daughter gives unforgettable farewell to 'air hostess' mother on her last flight

The daughter witnessed her mother’s retiring day from the flight deck and has been posting about it on her Twitter handle.

Written by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 01, 2018 14:31 IST ]
Image Source : TWITTER / @CARAMELWINGS

Pooja Chinchankar retired from Air India 

Passengers on an Air India flight cheered as Pooja Chinchankar walked down the aisle for the last time. She could not hold back her tears as an inflight announcement thanking her for her service was made. Having served as Air India's crew member for 38 long years, she retired on Tuesday, with her final flight from Mumbai to Bengaluru.

But, what made her farewell memorable was that her send-off in the air was steered by her daughter Ashrrita, who is a pilot with the airline.

Ashrrita has been tweeting heart-warming messages about her mother's last stint as an air hostess. She witnessed her mother’s retiring day from the flight deck and has been posting about the "one flight that mattered" on her Twitter handle.

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

"Guys, tomorrow I will be flying with my mother on her retirement day, when she gracefully operates her last flight as an Air Hostess with @airindiain after 38 years of service, privileged to be her first officer tomorrow! #proud #grateful #happy," Ashrrita tweeted on Tuesday.

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

"It was my mom's dream to have me pilot her last flight as an Air Hostess with @airindiain. As she retires after her glorious 38 years of service, I will be carrying on with her legacy," the pilot said.

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

"For all of you who asked, that's mom on her last flight as an operating cabin crew for @airindiain what a lovely day and what amazing passengers! So many best wishes and hugs of course I was in the flight deck," she said.

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.

Write a comment

Live Scorecard