In the latest edition of Chinese tourists behaving badly, three Chinese passengers were kicked off a flight in Cambodia bound for Chengdu after a very heated argument broke out on board on Monday night.
The ruckus arose before the flight had even taken off from Siem Reap after a man reportedly in his 60s was angered by the inconsiderate woman in front of him tipping her seat back too far, reports Chengdu Commercial Daily .
This sparked an immediate war of words and jostling that naturally prompted all their respective friends and relatives to duly join in. The two sides ignored repeated efforts to try and calm them down by flight attendants, their tourist guide and other passengers.
As the situation threatened to boil over and become violent, the plane’s French pilot finally took decisive action and asked immigration officials to escort the pair and also the man’s wife off the plane on the grounds that the trio were compromising the safety of the aircraft. The flight was delayed by one hour as a result.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time some Chinese tourists have made a bad name for themselves overseas and the country’s tourism authorities has started to compile a blacklist of particularly unruly travelers to combat the situation.
As for the troublesome trio, they were allowed to return to China, on two separate flights.
By Daniel Paul