Five first class passengers prevented a flight from taking off by hanging on the wheels of the plane’s tow truck, the Beijing Times reports.
The flight in question was a Hebei Airlines service from Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport. According to accounts posted online, the first class passengers were angry that they were not ferried from the airport to the plane in a special first class shuttle, but had to stand with the proles in a public shuttle.
Miraculously, the plane was actually on time before the petite bourgeoisie staged their petty protest. After having to share a shuttle with commoners for the 30 seconds or so it took to get to the plane, the five first class passengers delayed the flight by 30 minutes, blocking the tow truck from moving the flight to its designated runway.
“Five first-class passengers were angry as they needed to take the same shuttle bus as we common passengers. They made us wait for 30 minutes in the flight and wouldn’t leave… first-class passengers of first-class quality,” one passenger posted online.
Incredibly, Hebei Airlines acquiesced to the passengers’ protest, arranging them another flight and allegedly paying for their passage.
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