Earlier this month, I had to fly to Kolkata and my airline of choice was our national flag carrier, Biman Bangladesh Airlines. After all the passengers boarded the plane, soon we came to learn that there was a lady amongst us who was associated with the captain of that flight. Within a short period, she was summoned to the cockpit by the said captain and remained there until the plane touched down at the Kolkata airport.
Such an act is a blatant disregard for aviation security. We were lucky that nothing untoward happened, but allowing a passenger into the cockpit was an irresponsible behaviour and could compromise the safety of all passengers and crew on board. This cannot be tolerated. I think no other airline would permit such a breach of security. I strongly hope that the Biman Bangladesh Airlines authorities will investigate the incident and take appropriate steps so that it is not repeated in the future.
S Ahmed, Uttara, Dhaka