Watch This Passenger Attack a Flight Attendant When His Plane Gets Cancelled Due to Weather

Goodness knows Americans behave badly at the airport especially when flights are delayed or they find themselves pitted against other passengers over scarce room onboard. But Americans have no monopoly on bad behavior.

While JetBlue passengers may choose to urinate at their seat, so too do Air India passengers.

And passengers behaving badly has become almost a cliche in China, like opening the aircraft door and popping the slide while looking for the bathroom or using one airline ticket to eat in an airport lounge for a year.

So it’s unfortunate but not surprising to see a gate meltdown that actually appears to end in injury for a crew member.

AirLive reported on a passenger attacking a flight attendant when his Beijing Capital Airlines flight from Changsha was cancelled due to weather.

Goodness knows tensions run high in such situations. Add in a higher proportion of passengers who have never flown before than in some other parts of the world, and nerves are exacerbated and without context or understanding that comes from experience. Unfortunate circumstances indeed.

(HT: Rene’s Points)

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  1. @gary I think you hit publish a little quickly, you headline doesn’t make sense.

    Also what’s withthe rogue pronouns in your headlines recently. I’ve noticed it here but it’s by know means unique to you. Using ‘a’ rather than ‘this’ sounds more natural to my ears.

  2. I still can’t figure out what the title should read.

    Is it maybe “Watch This Passenger Attack a Flight Attendant When His Plane Gets Cancelled Due to Weather”?

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