So do we have to worry about Chinese driving etiquette infecting airplanes too?! A pilot with Juneyao Airlines (吉祥航空) almost caused a movie-scenario air disaster when he refused to yield the runway at Hongqiao Airport to a Qatar Airways plane on August 13th. The Qatar Airways pilot claimed that he had ‘five minutes worth of fuel left.’ The plane, traveling from to Shanghai from Doha, requested to land immediately during unfavorable thunderstorm conditions. However, the Chinese pilot refused to yield to orders from air traffic controllers, claiming that he had been waiting a ‘long time’ and needed to land ‘right now’. The Qatar Airways plane eventually landed without incident, only after coming close enough to the Juneyao aircraft to be within collision-range. Meanwhile, spokesmen for Juneyao Airlines aren’t buying the whole ‘five minutes of fuel left’ story. Right, because if anyone’s the crazy pilot in the story, it’s the nutso who can’t even read his fuel gauge.