This is the story of Tata Airlines, Air India and the pioneers of Indian Aviation. Until the 1980s, Air-India was considered among the best when it came to luxurious air travel. It was a statesman’s airline and many at that time preferred to choose it over other carriers from all around the world just for its pampered flying maharajah experience that other carriers of that time looked up with utmost respect and envy. So what happened? How did the world’s pioneer in luxury-line aviation end up being the laughing stock of the industry?