The incident reflects a general decline in civility on board planes, according to US carriers.
Muslim groups claim this is another textbook example of the perils of 'Flying while Muslim'.
Qantas estimates the A380s won't return to the skies until 2023, when demand for international travel has recovered.
An official for Air India speculated that the bat may have entered the aircraft when it was being loaded with in-flight catering.
The plane took off on Saturday afternoon and a search and rescue operation began with no official results available on Saturday night.
The reduced weight and unique shape of the Flying-V could see it use 20% less fuel than an Airbus A350, the most advanced commercial aircraft in action today.
Most airlines agree that the best advice for passengers is to wear a mask, wash their hands regularly and check in online.
AMC Games are about to release a flight simulator where you are a passenger flying economy class on a commercial airliner.