Seat numbers on Air Deccan?
Since we have discussed Air Deccan no end on this blog, I thought I should point to this release I noticed on PIB (Press Info Bureau) website today. DGCA has made allocation of seat numbers mandatory:
Specific seats will be allotted to all passengers at all stations. The row and seat numbers will be indicated on the boarding passes. The allotment … will ensure that the boarding … is carried out in a smooth and orderly manner …
Well, you may say good move, but I don’t like government enforcements at these “low” levels. Leave it to market forces, shall we? But yes, I do like the part about old and handicapped passengers:
Due care shall be exercised for allotting specific seats to handicapped or infirm/aged persons … should be embarked before normal passengers and disembarked at the end.