Skip to comments.Chinese Cabin Crew Learn Kung Fu as Mobs of ‘Unstable’ Passengers Attack Staff Over Flight Delays
Posted on 07/29/2013 3:13:53 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
China has spent billions on building some of the largest and most modern airports in the world, but, much to everyones embarrassment, it seems unable to get planes to fly between them on time.
Last month, only 18 per cent of the 22,000 flights out of Beijings Capital airport departed on schedule, according to the aviation research company FlightStats, making it the worlds worst major airport for punctuality. Not one Chinese airport managed to get even half of its flights to leave on time.
The delays have seen mobs of angry passengers mount at least eight large protests at departure gates in the past two months, during two of which staff were attacked. There is even a new Chinese phrase for the rampaging hordes: the kong nu zu, or air rage tribe....
....On Thursday July 18, more than 30 passengers broke through security and stormed the runway at Nanchang airport after being delayed for seven hours by bad weather....
....The heavy delays are exacting an economic cost. Marco Pearman-Parish at Corporation China, a consultancy that helps companies establish a presence in China, said some 60 per cent of his clients at a recent meeting were considering moving their operations away from Beijing because of the constant problems at the airport. The delays are making it impossible to do business, he said.....
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Those cats were fast as lightning.
Kyusho-Jitsu would be more effective ... especially in tight quarters
Real Darwin Award contenders here.
Passengers annoyed that pranes fry too srow?
The only reason government can compete with private enterprise is because government gets to compete with guns drawn.
Not that it matters, but confusing l's with r's is a uniquely Japanese affliction, since l sounds don't exist in Japanese. L and r sounds are amply represented in Mandarin Chinese. That's how a party capo ended up with a name like Li Ruihuan.
I wonder how well the airport can handle a fire drill.
Coffee, tea, or me?
It’s a bit late to learn Kung Fu in the cockpit when the mob is at the door.
Tourists should take such situations in as part of the tour. I would, and do look forward to visiting a restaurant somewhere in rural China (see complaint about food, refusal to pay and brawl like in the movies).
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