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After an airport revolt earlier this week, authorities in China will start penalizing airlines that don't clamp down on riotous passengers. Says deputy head of the civil aviation office, Yang Guoqing:
We will severely punish airlines which experience aircraft occupations and other incidents as a result of service reasons which originate with the airline. These measures include cancelling slots at corresponding busy airports.
On the upside, at least it looks like checking your flight status might be a little bit easier, now that China has been shamed into partially lifting some internet restrictions.
· China to Punish Airlines Whose Passengers Misbehave [Shanghaiist, via]
· Punishing Airlines Whose Passengers Misbehave [Reuters]
· Chinese Upping the Angry Passenger Ante [Jaunted]
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Look out, Argentina! Chinese passengers stranded at Kunming Wujiaba International Airport staged an even bigger riot than the one that went down at Ezeiza in January. Sadly, though, we can't find any video of this one.
After China Southern Airlines cancelled three flights Monday night due to foul weather, more than 170 passengers were forced to spend the night on-board their planes or in the departures hall. A Chinese state media outlet reports that no food or alternative accomodations were provided. When staff came back on Tuesday, the passengers started smashing computers and desks and got into a scuffle with police at the airport.
China Southern, though, says it did offer up a hotel that some passengers simply refused. Whatever the case, the airline managed to get all of the stranded out of the airport by Tuesday afternoon.