What is going on with travellers in Asia? Is there something in the coffee they're serving? All of these events have happend in the last week and I had them lined up to post on RHU. Today's Chinese Travel Hell report from Mail Online is about the newest incident of women fighting over baby noise, but includes information about all of the crazy things passengers have been doing on Chinese airlines.
From Mail Online:
A brawl involving three women erupted on a Chinese flight from to Chongqing to Hong Kong yesterday when two of them complained to a mum that her baby was making too much noise.
The women, all believed to be Chinese, were warned that the pilot would be forced to turn back and make an emergency landing if they didn't stop fighting.
The dispute arose on an Air China flight that took off at 9am after two women were awakened by the baby's cries and complained to 27-year-old mother, Chan Juan Sung.
As the situation escalated, the two women reclined their seats fully backwards, which aggravated things further.
A scuffle ensued, with one of the women hitting on her head on the overhead locker, until cabin crew managed to step in and separate the women.
Passenger Xiong Wan, 45, said: 'I was sitting right next to them when they started telling the woman to shut the baby up.
'She started shouting back at them and before I knew what was happening she leant over the seat and punched one of them.
'They then started hitting her and all hell broke loose.
'They were fighting, the baby was now screaming and other passengers were shouting. It was like some bizarre film.'
Thankfully for the other passengers on board, the flight landed at its scheduled time of 10:52am. Hong Kong police were waiting to interview passengers about the incident.
Air China spokesman Daio Weimin said: ‘Passengers cannot behave like this.
‘Each and everyone must adhere to aviation laws to ensure a safe and comfortable flight for all.’
The past few days have seen an alarming number of incidents on Chinese planes.
A man on board a Chinese domestic flight caused panic when he opened the emergency exit just before take-off as he 'wanted some fresh air.'
The passenger was on a Xiamen Air flight from Hangzhou to Chengdu, and although cabin crew managed to diffuse the situation quickly and the flight took off on time.
Only days before, a Chinese man had opened the emergency exit and deployed the slide after wanting to 'get off quicker' from his China Eastern flight that landed at Sanya Fenghaung International Airport in Hainan.
Prior to this, a Chinese woman scalded a flight attendant by throwing a cup of hot noodles after finding out she wouldn't be sat next to her boyfriend.
The incident occurred on a charter flight from Bangkok to Nanjing, China, and passengers were on hand to pull out their smartphones as the mid-air drama unfolded in front of them, snapping pictures as the injured flight attendant covered her face and shouted in pain.
From Mail Online:
Bowing her head in shame, a senior Korean Air executive whose 'nut rage' delayed a flight made a grovelling apology for exploding with rage after her snack was served in a bag.
Screaming Cho Hyun-ah, a senior vice-president at the airline, angrily demanded the removal of a crew member from a flight for failing to serve nuts in a bowl.
She then forced the Incheon-bound flight to taxi back to the terminal at New York's JFK Airport to kick the junior flight attendant off the plane.
Clad in a long black coat, with her head bowed in shame Cho told reporters in an almost inaudible, trembling voice that she was 'sorry' about the December 5 incident.
'I sincerely apologize.' she said, gloomy-faced, adding that she will 'apologize sincerely' at a meeting with the victimized crew member.
Adding to her humiliation, her father and airline chairman Cho Yang-ho called her behaviour 'foolish' and said that he regretted that he didn't raise her better.
He added that his eldest would resign from her executive roles at all affiliates of Hanjin, the group that controls Korean Air.
Flight 86 was already on the runway for its departure when Cho lost her temper after an unidentified worker placed some macadamia nuts in front of her as she sat in first class.
Furious that he had not followed protocol and presented them in a dish she screamed at the attendant and told him to bring out the company’s in-flight service manual so he could read the proper nut-handling guidelines.
When he failed to find it, Cho lost her cool and ordered him to get off the flight.
'The chief flight attendant failed to get the right manual, and this led Cho to believe he was not qualified for that job,' a Korean Air official told the Korean Times at the time
Without giving the 250 passengers on board a warning, the pilots decided to give in to her demands and return to the airport to drop off the attendant, delaying the flight by around 20 minutes.
Her entitled actions caused an uproar in her home country and abroad.
South Korean media called the 40-year-old a princess and while others branded her an embarrassment to her country.
Earlier this week, Cho resigned as Korean Air's head of cabin service but retained other executive roles at the airline and its affiliated companies.
In a separate probe, prosecutors searched the headquarters of Korean Air Lines on Thursday after a civil society group laid a complaint about Cho's behavior on the plane.
Korean Air Lines had earlier excused her behavior even as it apologized for inconveniencing passengers. It said it was 'natural' for Cho to fault crew's ignorance of procedures.
From Ryno3639: Passenger asked to deplane after her emotional support pig became disruptive.
From SnuzieQ: One of my Facebook friends was also on this flight... "Became disruptive" is apparently a euphamism for "pooped on the floor".
From Viral Viral Videos:
Imagine your flight is delayed because of bitter cold temperatures. OK, that’s not totally ridiculous. But imagine instead of waiting for the tarmac crew to spray the runway and airplane down, you were asked to get out in the frigid below freezing temperatures and literally help push the plane. That’s exactly what happened to one flight leaving Siberia.
From Youtube: On a lovely winter day I came across my coworker Robynn who I noticed was carrying a guitar with her on our trip. I then asked her if she played and she said she loves to play and sing. Then this happened. Let's get this video viral for her and get her a record deal! OR GET HER ON THE ELLEN SHOW!!
And it looks like that is happening....I can totally see her ending up on the Ellen Show.
From Huff Po:
In-flight entertainment? Flight attendant Robynn Shayne’s got you covered.
Shayne, who reportedly works for American Airlines, recently wowed passengers during a flight when she began performing a stellar rendition of Lorde's hit song, “Royals.”
“On a lovely winter day I came across my coworker Robynn who I noticed was carrying a guitar with her on our trip,” said YouTuber Nick Stracener, who uploaded this clip online Sunday. “I then asked her if she played and she said she loves to play and sing. Then this happened.”
Stracener’s video has since racked up more 60,000 views, winning praise from all corners of the Internet -- and even from Lorde herself.
“Robynn, I love you,” the 18-year-old singer wrote on Twitter Thursday.
“Love ya back!” a thrilled Shayne responded.