In part of China’s ongoing Olympic makeover, Chinese airlines will face harsh penalties for delays and cancellations . New restrictions will set a cap on the daily number of flights and prevent airlines from overbooking flights. Certain airports will also keep an airplane on reserve in the event of mechanical problems. If problems persist, offending airlines could lose their domestic service or face two-year restrictions on further expansion.
This sounds like good news for Chinese frequent fliers, but we wonder if this means that airlines will be skimping on maintenance and safety in order to get their flights off faster.
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