On Tuesday, Passengers on an Air India flight cheered when Pooja Chinchankar walked down the aisle for the last time as an Air-Hostess. The woman who joined Air India in December 1980, saw the dream to fly with her daughter on her last day of service.
When she was serving her last day for Air India as an Air-Hostess, she could not hold back her tears. For her service, an in-flight announcement thanked her. Pooja after serving as an Air India's crew member for 38 long years, retired on Tuesday. It was her final flight from Mumbai to Bengaluru with her pilot daughter.
But her farewell became memorable as she served in flight last time with her daughter Ashrrita, who is a pilot with the same airline. Ashrrita has been tweeting heart-warming messages about her mother's last day.
She tweeted on Tuesday, "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."
As the senior-most cabin crew member, Pooja was retiring from her job, all the passengers on the flight were cheering for her. Captain Paresh Nerurkar made the announcement of Pooja's last day. The captain said that her legacy was being carried on by her daughter Ashrrita, who was also co-piloting the Airbus.
After completing the flight with her mother, Ashrrita Chinchankar tweeted, "So happy and honoured to be able to pilot the one flight that mattered. It was my moms 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 #grateful #proud."
On the same day, in the evening, she tweeted, "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."
Ashrrita and her mother were flying on the same aircraft is only a coincidence. The airline tweeted, "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."
Moreover, Ashrrita posted a video also which became viral on the internet.