No pay, no fly: Air India cabin crew disrupt international flights
Since Tuesday, as many as 269 Air India flight attendants have refused to report for work, delaying four international flights from New Delhi.
Passengers bound for Paris, Chicago, Newark and Riyadh were kept waiting for up to three hours.
Air India is suffering financial difficulties, and cabin crew are protesting non-payment of salaries and "sustenance allowance" paid in foreign exchange for meals, transportation and incidental expenses when they are on a layover abroad.
A member of the All-India Cabin Crew Association refused to comment on what steps the airline was taking to quell the protest, according to news reports.