Something about airports really seems to bring out the worst in Chinese travelers. Might be all the delays.
Earlier this week, a passenger approached an airport clerk working for Juneyao Airlines at Shenzhen Baoan Airport to print out his friend’s itinerary. Like any responsible employee, the clerk asked for his identification, but the man didn’t have it. Because who needs their ID at an airport? After not receiving the itinerary, the man expressed his indignation by assaulting the employee with the “Ticket Counter” sign, leaving the clerk lying in a pool of her own blood.
Photos of the incident went viral after @我是戴瑞瑞 posted them on Weibo, ranting about the irrational passenger, Sohu reports. Police arrived at the scene and have detained the man. They company has issued a statement on Weibo:
@吉祥航空: “Regarding the assault incident at Shenzhen Baoan Airport, Juneyao Airlines is already investigating the situation. We condemn the actions of the man who hurt our employee and in the future, will work to protect the rights of all workers.”
On Sunday, two Chinese passengers attacked cabin crew members on a Hainan Airlines flight after being denied a free upgrade to first class. Looks like the travel blacklist that Chinese airlines are putting together isn’t doing much to stop unruly behavior.
By Sarah Lin
[Images via Weibo]