Video: Angered passengers beat bossy Air China platinum flyers
Voiceover: On the night of February 24, 2011, when Air China’s flight CA1894 from Shenzhen to Shanghai was ready for boarding, two Air China Platinum Card holders was loudly disgruntled with not being assigned business class seats and disputed with the crew for an upgrade. The crew didn’t consent to their request. The two claimed to be acquainted with Air China’s president and tried to prevent the airplane from taking off by saying that they felt sick. All passengers on the flight had to disembark and go through security checkpoints again. Later, because of heavy fog enveloping the airport, the flight had to be cancelled. Infuriated passengers demanded compensation, and even got into a free-for-all fight with the two imperious platinum flyers. The two were later brought away by the police.
(Caption: video provided by passenger Ding Chenling)
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The two flyers recoiled on the shuttle bus from the angry crowd. The rest of the passengers wielded their cellphone cameras at the shuttle bus. One of the duo (in a white shirt) was dragged out of the bus by several in the crowd who chanted “F**k your mother.” The rest were crying “Good! Good!” as support for giving him a lesson. After the man was subdued, a woman, the other of the duo, got off the bus and begged for mercy. The crowd shouted in chorus “Apologize! Apologize!” to the duo.