Dr Subramanian Swamy on Monday had tweeted lauding Air India of being on time more than its competitors and credited the Indian government specifically Civil Aviation Ministry Suresh Prabhu for the improved efficiency of the airlines.
"Air India is now flying on time more than other airlines. The credit goes to the quiet efficiency and honesty of Suresh Prabhu," he tweeted.
However, his tweet received a reply which was sexist in nature.
A netizen replied to Dr Swamy's tweet saying that the stewardess in Air India needed to be made to look more presentable.
"Just make air hostess more presentable and do good service with smile," he tweeted.
Read his tweet below:
Dr Swamy, in his sharp, quick-witted style, shot back reminding him that Air India was an air carrier and not a night club.
"Why Air hostesses? Flight on Air India is not a night club in the air," he said.
Read it below:
After Dr Swamy's praise for Prabhu, the minister replied to him on Twitter. He replied to the tweet saying that his ministry along with Air India to serve India and provide best services to the customers.
"Thank you for your kind words and appreciation. It is the constant endeavour of Ministry if Civil Aviation in a joint effort with Air India to serve our nation in the best of our abilities and open up a sky full of great customer satisfaction and exceptional services," he said.
Air India has been in the news recently after it announced lending hand to Jet Airways. Air India Express, the international budget arm of Air India on Sunday, is examining the possibility of leasing some Boeing 737 aircraft of grounded carrier Jet Airways. Air India has hired over 150 cabin crew staff from the Jet Airways for its international routes on the Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft to manage passengers on board their international flights to London, Dubai and Singapore.
Earlier on April 17, the lenders had rejected the Jet Airways' plea for emergency funds of Rs1500 crore, which led to airline halting all its flights and operations temporarily, throwing the jobs of their 16000+ employees into jeopardy. Only five aircraft were left in operation.