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#1 Hum

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 23:18

(Reuters) - Airline crews and ground staff are assaulted, passengers storm a runway, and a person yanks open an emergency exit door on a plane.

In China, angry passengers are resorting to extreme measures to protest delays as the country's restricted air corridors are becoming clogged with millions of new fliers each year -- a fact attributed to the fast rise of the middle class and cheap flights.

There have been dozens of incidents involving irate travelers on both domestic and international flights this year, as airlines struggle to stick to their schedules.

"When flights get delayed, passengers make a lot of trouble. Sometimes they even beat our staff," Wang Zhenghua, founder and chairman of Shanghai-based budget carrier Spring Airlines, told Reuters in an interview earlier this year.

"Airlines are actually the weaker party. With the government calling for a 'harmonious society', the only thing we can do is to give them compensation to calm them down."

With manufacturers predicting a new plane will take to China's skies every other day for the next two decades, industry officials say congestion is only going to get worse. And that means more delays.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 23:22

Lots of videos of his on live leak, very odd

#3 Growled

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 23:34

They need to take a chill pill, it seems to me.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 16:48

^ More likely birth control pills would help. ;)

#5 Richteralan

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 17:06

Well Americans act like that during black friday....

Different priorities I say.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 22:07

^ More likely birth control pills would help. ;)


I could use a couple Chinese girlfriends... :shifty:

#7 Growled

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 22:54

Well Americans act like that during black friday....

Different priorities I say.


I don't. I tell my fellow Americans the same thing, take a chill pill. Focus on the important things in life.