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You Tube: Woman Throws Tantrum At HKG  
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 25672 times:

I'm surprised no one's posted this already. A woman who missed her Cathay Pacific flight to SFO responded in a highly .... creative manner, a manner which most people outgrow by age 4 or 5. But it worked, she got rebooked on a flight to LAX shortly thereafter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbVw7entkxg


"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
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User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 25677 times:

The airport doesn't look too busy. If she was auditioning for a game show or something she could have picked a better time.  Big grin


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User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 25647 times:

She was asking the roundtrip fare to Macow and apparently thought it was a little high.
safe  crazy 



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User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1547 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 25625 times:

Would love to have seen her reaction on the LAX flight when the cabin crew told her that her requested meal had not been loaded.


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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 25543 times:



Quoting Lumberton (Reply 1):
The airport doesn't look too busy. If she was auditioning for a game show or something she could have picked a better time.

Extremely efficient. Rarely looks busy.


User currently offlinePart147 From Ireland, joined Dec 2008, 533 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 25531 times:

I know it's a bit unkind but all I can do is ...

ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha!

..... I mean come on! We all feel like that when things don't go so well, but ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha!

I really Really REALLY feel sorry for her husband though, it looks like she was turning on him at the end of it....

ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha! ha!

That video has made my day!  biggrin 



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9113 posts, RR: 70
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 25532 times:

Are we sure this isn't Singapore_Air being made to board a CX flight?


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User currently offlineDL747400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 25475 times:

Sheesh...... If this was a 2-year old throwing this type of tantrum in public, most rational people would smack the kid's butt to communicate to them that this type of behavior is unacceptable.

The airport authorities should have immedaitely called security (they may have done so in this video, but I am not fluent in Chinese).

Adults who over react that way in public to something as simple as missing a flight need psychiatric evaluation. If nothing is found to be wrong with them, the authorities need to throw them in jail for a day or two. Perhaps that would communicate to them that this type of behavior is unacceptable? Then again, maybe not.  Yeah sure


User currently offlineEric From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 25455 times:

I'd say the one filming this (who is clearly an airport/airline employee) could/should end up in some issues for filming and identifying a passenger on the airline and then posting it on youtube. I would hardly say that is ethical conduct nor "adhereing to the professional standard" mumble which is undoubtedly mentioned in that employee's contract.

For all we know, unless someone here understands her cantonese, that something serious was at play and that she was not just going on a holiday...


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 25352 times:



Quoting Eric (Reply 8):
For all we know, unless someone here understands her cantonese, that something serious was at play and that she was not just going on a holiday...

I read elsewhere that she mostly was screaming "I have to be on this flight!" or words to that effect. Nothing specific about why she had to be on it. She also was angry that she wasn't being allowed to board even though the aircraft was still at the gate (the jetway doors had closed prior to her arrival).



"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineCO767FA From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 25339 times:



Quoting Eric (Reply 8):
I'd say the one filming this (who is clearly an airport/airline employee) could/should end up in some issues for filming and identifying a passenger on the airline and then posting it on youtube. I would hardly say that is ethical conduct nor "adhereing to the professional standard" mumble which is undoubtedly mentioned in that employee's contract.

Oh please! She is in a public place, conducting herself like a 3 year -old and deserves to be filmed and discussed.


User currently offlineEric From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 25321 times:



Quoting CO767FA (Reply 10):
Oh please! She is in a public place, conducting herself like a 3 year -old and deserves to be filmed and discussed.

That could perhaps be true, but I'd for one would stop flying with an airline, or shop somewhere that if I did something I would end up being filmed and posted on the web, I would never return to said company. And by the employee themselves/

Are you seriously telling me you would not mind? Jeez


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9113 posts, RR: 70
Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 25293 times:



Quoting Eric (Reply 11):
Are you seriously telling me you would not mind?

If I was as retarded as this woman then I don't think I would! It kind of reminds me of the TV show Airline when they'd film unhappy passengers trying to get their own way with Easyjet and just end up making themselves look like a tit. Are forms etc filled in for that? I'm not quite sure...



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User currently offlineEric From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 25267 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 12):

If I was as retarded as this woman then I don't think I would! It kind of reminds me of the TV show Airline when they'd film unhappy passengers trying to get their own way with Easyjet and just end up making themselves look like a tit. Are forms etc filled in for that? I'm not quite sure...

Seeing the quality is that of cheap mobile phone and posted on youtube with no TV-station logo in any corner, I'd venture to say no.


User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 25215 times:

There could be many reasons for her acting the way she did.

Ask yourself this: could her emotional breakdown be because she had to attend a funeral of a close family member immediately after disembarking the aircraft? You may never know, but it's a valid point to get very upset over- even if I don't believe her behaviour was justified.



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User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 25182 times:



Quoting Eric (Reply 8):

Exactly what I was going to say. If I suddenly got my phone out and started filming a passenger having a go at someone, Id get done by a manager.

Quoting CO767FA (Reply 10):
Oh please! She is in a public place, conducting herself like a 3 year -old and deserves to be filmed and discussed.

That might be so, but not by an agent working behind a desk in uniform. And to post it online, well, look at the VS staff posting on facebook about passengers that got sacked because of it. Here this guy films someone, then posts it on youtube for the world to see!!!


User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3047 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 25081 times:

I viewed the filming as a CYA for when she files the lawsuit about how she was "mistreated" or humiliated by the staff.


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User currently offlineJunction From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 778 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 25067 times:



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 15):
Here this guy films someone, then posts it on youtube for the world to see!!!

If there's one thing we can tell for certain from the video, it's that this lady most definitely wanted the whole world to see her little tantrum.


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9113 posts, RR: 70
Reply 18, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 25007 times:



Quoting Eric (Reply 13):
Seeing the quality is that of cheap mobile phone and posted on youtube
with no TV-station logo in any corner, I'd venture to say no.

I meant did they have permission forms etc for the TV show Airline and the people they featured?



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User currently offlineFatmirJusufi From Albania, joined Jan 2009, 2441 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 25007 times:

I think she had a reason acting like that in HKG.


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User currently offlineNdebelebev From Sudan, joined Apr 2004, 877 posts, RR: 43
Reply 20, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 24968 times:

Bless her... Am flying the EK A380 in a couple of weeks DXB-LHR... That'll be me if it gets subbed...

Bev x



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User currently offlineEric From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 24947 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 18):

I meant did they have permission forms etc for the TV show Airline and the people they featured?

Ah, sorry, misunderstood what you said. Yes, you need to sign a release waiver under those conditions. Exceptions being news reports and other situations where you are accidentially filmed. You will see on episodes on all of these shows that people who are in the story somehow (but usually not the main person) will often have their image blurred out so to disguise their identity as they most likely did not conceed to being put on television/or did not sign the release waiver.

Quoting 4holer (Reply 16):
I viewed the filming as a CYA for when she files the lawsuit about how she was "mistreated" or humiliated by the staff.

And then I think the person shot himself in the foot by posting it on youtube.

I can understand that the person films this from the point of view that he/she wants to "save" themselves later but this person has undoubtedly shot himself in the foot by posting it on youtube.


User currently offlineEUROBUS From Spain, joined Nov 2004, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 24933 times:

Amazing behavior........

Does anyone know what she was saying? "I left the gas on...?"



Who says airports are boring places?!
User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 24934 times:



Quoting Junction (Reply 17):
If there's one thing we can tell for certain from the video, it's that this lady most definitely wanted the whole world to see her little tantrum.

Filmed by a member of airline staff meant to be doing his job, and posted on the net, I dont think so!!


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9113 posts, RR: 70
Reply 24, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 24838 times:



Quoting Ndebelebev (Reply 20):
Bless her... Am flying the EK A380 in a couple of weeks DXB-LHR... That'll be me if it gets subbed...

To one of their lovely A332's! Big grin

Quoting Eric (Reply 21):
Ah, sorry, misunderstood what you said. Yes, you need to sign a release waiver under those conditions

No worries but it then beggars belief why they would allow themselves to be shown on TV looking like utter tools!



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25 ArcrftLvr : No. It's absolutley not a valid point to get that upset over. If it was that important that she make the flight, then she should have shown up on-tim
26 Eric : If you look at the video you will see the person is standing behind the check-in counter. Why would a passenger be standing there, walking back and f
27 FatmirJusufi : I don't know. Maybe she was traveling to get $500,000, important business or whatever. In other hand she maybe had a breakdown... I did not understan
28 Junction : That's irrelevant. In this day and age if you choose to make a spectacle of yourself by throwing a tantrum in the middle of a public place, there is
29 LHR380 : Might be, but its very wrong of him to do it. If who ever he works for sees it, he will be out of job for doing that. Normal person maybe, but he wou
30 Myt332 : This kind of thing is always going on. Just look on youtube, it's full of random and probably not allowed videos of people at work! Burger King bath
31 PGNCS : Absolutely. The last place you would want to put this woman is on another aircraft if she is prone to this behavior. I don't know what the law in HKG
32 Bennett123 : My only surprise is that they re booked her. Imagine this happening at 30,000 feet.
33 AT : Filmed... yes; posted... that's another, grayer matter. The internet has completely changed the entire notion of privacy. Still, in my opinion, unles
34 ArcrftLvr : You referenced HKG specifically in your post, so I interpreted as you thought she had a reason for acting this way in HKG specifically, as opposed to
35 Phileet92 : I'm guessing that she is not a frequent flyer. It would be funny to find out later on that she is a OneWorld Emerald. lol...
36 PanHAM : wonder if that poor fellow in the white shirt was her hubbie. He had such a suffering expression on his face. If you have a wife like that and you kil
37 LHR380 : Its an airport!! What one place can you bet there will be CCTV all over the place!! Where ever I work, I see a cctv camera in my direction, at the ti
38 AT : Yes but you cannot equate the CCTVs in the airport and a private camera. The former are meant for security purposes, are not publicly available and yo
39 Cumulus : She's Mad and needs be beaten with a big stick!
40 LHR380 : I think you might have missunderstood me, or im not reading your reply correctly. The poster said this person might have filmed it for his safety, I
41 Agill : 40 replies an not one from someone who understands what she says.
42 ATTart : If, your out in public and you are doing something stupid.. There, is a good chance it will show up on You Tube. If, your acting like an idiot. There,
43 Super80 : You did not miss much. She was mostly screaming in Cantonese. She was just asking why the plane needed to go. Why can't she get on the plane as the p
44 Warszawa : She says: "I want my pacifier!" Times 100.
45 Dragon6172 : Geez, I really hope they do not lose her luggage.
46 Grimey : I like your Irish humour, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Imagine if that women missed a FR flight, Mickey O'Leary would charge her 20 euro for all of that scr
47 Post contains links NZblue : Even MSNBC is reporting on it: Woman’s airport hysterics an online hit
48 Climb1 : Is that for definite what she is saying? If so then Macau is not that far and there are other ways to get there. Just head back to the city and get a
49 Steeler83 : So that's what Terrel Owens would look like as a Chinese woman who just missed his/her flight. Thanks, I always wondered that! Hey, someone should use
50 JoeCanuck : You can get a fast ferry to Macau right from the airport.
51 Bravo45 : Winded only after 2 minutes?? That is the only fact proving she is older than a 4 year old.
52 BigGSFO : This video made my day.
53 Platinumfoota : And the A.Net Award for Craziest Passenger who missed a flight goes to.....
54 ACDC8 : Good thing she didn't throw this tantrum in YVR ..... ZAP! ZAP! ZAP! ZAP! I can't understand what she's saying. So I'm going to assume that she needed
55 CX Flyboy : Ha ha ha ha ha, classic. Well done. Probably the funniest post I have seen here for a while.
56 ATTart : It, is being shown on CNN with host Rick Sanchez right now.
57 Bbinn333 : Its on CNN right NOW
58 QANTAS077 : it reminds me of the Japanese woman that goes into Bill Murray's room in Lost in Translation...lol!
59 ACDC8 : OK, I gotta ask. Why the hell would something like this be on the news? Has CNN really sunk that low?
60 Superfly : I should try to pull this off and see what happens.
61 RussianJet : After witnessing her performance I don't think I'd want her on the next flight, or the one after that either.
62 Phoenix9 : I wonder how TSA would have reacted after her "performance" in a US airport. That behaviour is absolutely unacceptable for a grown-up...but on the oth
63 Airproxx : "They should strap her to the wings and take off" Just love this comment!
64 Airproxx : " ~lip~ my stockings " lol
65 Lexy : When did that happen here in the USA??? Please refresh my memory on that if you care. I would've called security on the women had it been me behind t
66 EUROBUS : I think they promised her a window seat and she was offered an isle.......
67 ACDC8 : Don't know about the US, but it happened in YVR in October of 2007.
68 Upcfordcruiser : Wow, if it's that important of a flight to throw that big of a fit, she should've got there early enough to catch it. As far as the whole sueing for t
69 GFFgold : The video clip did not reveal conversations that may have taken place before the camera rolled, but there was nothing in what she said on the vid to
70 Caspian27 : Just reinforces my belief that most adults turn into children and check their brain the second they walk through the airport doors.
71 Andaman : Airports are just too much for some people... Sometime ago a lady went mad at HEL and tried to strip herself naked after she didn't get something forb
72 787seattle : I must say it's funny but kind of depressing that someone filmed this.
73 Legacyins : She was scheduled on CX 870 but obviously missed it. She was re-booked on CX 872 to SFO later that evening. I was speaking to the ground staff at SFO
74 StarGuy : Thank god they filmed it cause I wouldn't have missed this one for the world, classic! Can't believe that this woman is probably somebody's Grandmoth
75 Threepoint : Oh get off the John Wayne routine - haven't we progressed since Dodge City circa 1858? Actually, the going rate for YVR tantrums is five ZAPs.
76 MAN2SIN2BKK : I remember seeing a similar situation to this while waiting at Changsha (CSX) for a flight to Shenzhen in January 2007. On the next gate to mine a fam
77 Steeler83 : This video was supremely funny... This person being tazed, HILARIOUS!!!
78 MarcoPoloWorld : Thanks. Well, then there you go. So the only disruption to her travel plans was that she would depart HKG at around 1700 instead of 1400.... wow.
79 Post contains links Bkkair : More info from the South China Morning Post: http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP...e=&ss=Blogs&viewMode=&s=Home&type= She showed up at the boarding g
80 Threepoint : Rhetorical question of the year to date. Why? Was she posing a threat to herself or others? Causing any damage? Being abusive? No, she was merely bei
81 Tdubjfk : ROFLMAO !! This b*ch is a complete idiot and deserves to be made fun of the world over thanks to that person who filmed her making an ass out of herse
82 UN_B732 : I agree. Unless there's a circumstance that we don't know about (unfortunately, we probably never will until we hear her side of the story..) sounds t
83 Dc10s2hnl : ...and call the charge something witty like "Emotional outburst convenience fee"
84 Mashimaro1 : No one's really translated it properly =. I'll try my best but the sound quality is pretty bad. "I need to go I need to go x10000 Camera man: Calm dow
85 Allrite : I have Cantonese in-laws and I have to say that neither my wife nor I were surprised by the woman's reaction. The older women think it perfectly accep
86 Plunaaircanada : Lol, poor lady! its really funny though, reminds me of some customers I see at work!
87 AJMIA : Who cares how this woman feels about being filmed. I would wish any customer who behaves like that to PLEASE stop lying with my airline. Do they not
88 PZ : She should be put behind bars, but in a zoo!
89 OHLHD : Somebody should have slapped her and called the police. Lock her up and show her the video..... what an embarrassment for the people around her.
90 Directorguy : Lovely video that made my day. On the other hand, this video could be out of context and there could be more to the story than we know.
91 EDICHC : Why? Because her behaviour is so unpredictable. I work for an employer who strictly enforces a Zero Tolerance policy towards members of the public wh
92 Post contains links Flyinround731 : This incident would've been MUCH funnier if they handled it in this manner. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_GJkKMPHxw
93 Bartonsayswhat : this video now has 2.5 million views and 10,200 comments
94 Francoflier : I have seen that happen several times here. In the street or supermarket. Mostly with women, come to think of it. People here are extremely self awar
95 Dragon6172 : I was thinking of posting the same thing and was scrolling through seeing if it had been linked yet!!
96 Elevate : O my! Very funny indeed - maybe she was an aviation enthusiast and it was a new REG for her?
97 CXB77L : I think she also said something long the lines that it's not her fault she was late, because the bus/train (or whatever she was taking to the airport
98 KL1291 : yeah!! That is really the solution DL747400! Just smack the kids, because mommy and daddy wants to fly to their well deserved holiday destination wit
99 CXfirst : I have to say, I read this thread when it was in its early minutes, and thought, wow this isn't news, this won't last on this forum past maybe 15 post
100 Toulouse : To be honest, I am amazed how many of you find this so amusing, how many of you immediately question why the police weren't called, how so many of you
101 Mayor : I don't think it was an employee filming it. From the angle, it looks like it might be from another passenger sitting there, off to the side of the po
102 Threepoint : Toulouse made a great post that echos many of my sentiments and has directly responded to some of you. I"ll answer the below as it was in response to
103 Kulatict : she also screamed something like "the plane is still here, why cant u just let me in..just 1 people....the plane still here..... why close the door...
104 OHLHD : I will ask you one thing: If there is an urgency then WHY THE HELL SHE IS LATE????? I work at the airport and hear the same stupid excuses all the ti
105 Ndebelebev : Stop it Alex... You're not too big to be put over my knee...!
106 Glom : The funniest part was when Iain Dale posted the video and said the woman was Janet Street Porter.
107 ACDC8 : How the hell do you know her being late is her fault? For all you know her car could have broken down on the way to the airport, she could have gotte
108 TDubJFK : Not all of us feel the need to show compassion or understanding to people who behave badly and who cause their own problems. People who act like this
109 Bennett123 : Threepoint I assume that you would have re booked her on the next flight. In that case, you are presumably assuming that everything would work out for
110 ACDC8 : Having not heard on any in flight disturbances due to her throwing a hissy fit on board the flight she was rebooked on, one could safely conclude tha
111 EDICHC : You call a grown adult throwing themselves to the floor kicking and screaming predictable behaviour? Perhaps the gate staff here were not qualified k
112 Dragon6172 : Seems like someone missed nappy time and got their juice box taken from them at security!! Wah wah wah!!
113 CXB77L : Regardless of whether or not it was her fault that she was late, it is nonetheless her responsibility to arrive at the gate on time. Throwing a tantr
114 EDICHC : Because they off loaded her bags, it's pretty obvious the 'delay' occurred between check-in an boarding, add to that the tantrum occurred at the boar
115 ACDC8 : I never said it wasn't her ulitimate respnosibility. My point was that we don't know why she was late. Most people will have different reactions if t
116 Threepoint : The only thing you can assume is that in a situation as shown in the video, I wouldn't have advocated calling for her arrest or detention as some ver
117 ACDC8 : Again, read ... Now, I'm not saying that this is what happened, maybe shes just a stuck up snob who thinks shes a princess and the world should bow a
118 AJMIA : I agree 100%. There are a lot of things that can go wrong on the way to the airport. When I go to the airport to work my shift I give myself one hour
119 EDICHC : Thank you for telling me just how to do my job, and I do not 'claim' to be an RN I am an RN and have current registraion. Yes we are given quite exte
120 Threepoint : I did no such thing; I outlined a few of the position requirements any RN faces, and not once ventured into how they are to be performed. Methinks yo
121 EDICHC : Exactly! Tolerance and respect are a two way channel. I reiterate had I been gate agent I would not have rebooked this passenger until she showed som
122 ACDC8 : Delaying a flight for someone who is late and rebooking someone on a later flight are two completely different things IMHO. And you would have defeat
123 OHLHD : It does not matter. She was late and if it is the most important thing in her life to get on this flight she will make it, what ever it takes. The ca
124 ACDC8 : Yes it does matter. People are late for things, work, school, flights, weddings, whatever, its a simple fact of life. Sometimes you can do what ever
125 Toulouse : Threepoint and ACDC8... thank you for contributing senisible and non-childish posts. Good to see other there are other posters here who can see beyond
126 ACDC8 : All in all, even though some of us have different views and opinons, its all about trying to understand where the other person is coming from I treat
127 Bennett123 : ACDC8 The fact is that she threw a tantrum because she missed her flight, (no suggestion that Airline was at fault, or indeed any third party), IMO if
128 OHLHD : See, I always try to be on time but if it is very very urgent I will do everything in the world to be were I need to go on time. I will have a Plan B
129 Toulouse : Very true sir! I do know where you're coming from. Just last Sunday I had to have lunch quite late with somebody on the Costa del Sol (business relat
130 OHLHD : Great! Well it has been quite some time since I had a biere but if I end up at TLS I will send you a PM.
131 EDICHC : I have to 'jump to conclusions' like this every day, it's part of my job to do so. So in your expert opinion what do you observe from that video that
132 ATTart : No, the staff does not have to understand. Bad, behavior is bad behavior PERIOD. I as a FA try to treat all of my paxs with respect. But, there are t
133 Toulouse : Firstly, given your sacrasm in paragraphy two "expert opinion" I will refrain from responding in debth to you. Secondly, I have a lot of experience w
134 CXA330300 : Mental illness is no matter for laughter. This woman clearly needs some psychological help, and though we may think "wow that's immature" or "what a b
135 Toulouse : Hey, what you quoted was what the Managers of Dublin Airport wrote to me in a letter. Wonderful to see another poster who can see beyond what is blac
136 ATTart : I agree with you on that she had a problem and should be treated. But, not at 30,000 feet in a tube. I have diverted a few times because of someone a
137 ATTart : Now, that is funny. Thank you for that laugh. You, just jump to a conclusion about the posters on a-net. I for one don't just see things in black and
138 Toulouse : I agree with you. As I've said before, my only point of posting here was my disagreement with people here claiming she's a b**ch, idiot, should be lo
139 ATTart : Hey, I agree with you ...... I also do get your point now... But, I do prefer a good Ale.
140 Rikkus67 : From what I have read on the Youtube site, she was apparently on her way to see her dying sister in SFO. With the rebooking of a later flight, althoug
141 Toulouse : I think we were typing at the same time, so hope see I actually agreed with your post and fully understand your opinion and imho find it to be a tota
142 Rampguy : I've got to work on my kicking and screaming. lol. This is disgraceful for a full grown adult to behave this way.
143 AGC525 : That video is great. It would have been awesome if ninjas would have jumped out and started smacking her with bamboo sticks.
144 Thebry : Finally some levity!! That was hilarious!!
145 EDICHC : If you are using that to back up your arguement, perhaps you should. It's somewhat akin to quoting 'facts' without stating a source. I have a very go
146 TDubJFK : But yet you did respond. Couldn't resist a few more words, could you? And yes you have said it before - at least 10 times in all of your long winded
147 Contrails15 : The woman missed her flight and flipped the F@ck out. It happens. Its a pain in the ass to miss a flight, especially one like the one she missed. It w
148 RIX : My first thought - which moron put it on youtube? As weird, "childish", whatever else it looks, or even as violently she behaves - she really feels th
149 ACDC8 : After a tantrum like that, I think she's ready for nappy time Seriously though, I completely understand your point, and I agree with it. But, as I st
150 SKORD : Oh Pleeeeease!! Get a life!! Its a big laugh which is something largely lacking in these times!!
151 Toulouse : That is a very valid point EDICHC, and I see you are a medical professional, thus far more experienced so following the above, I agree, I am in a way
152 OHLHD : I disagree slightly because rebooking is only a part of your contract if the airline is at fault. Same here. I respect your opinion very much and I a
153 Zkpilot : She should have been on time like everyone else. No sympathy here sorry.
154 Kimberlyrj : I am sorry but if I saw a passenger doing what this ‘lady’ (I use that term loosely due to her be behaviour) is doing I would call the Police or s
155 EDICHC : Correct you didn't quote me but you can have a debate without quoting someone. FWIW part of the reason I get a little angered by people who make the
156 Threepoint : Well Kimberly, it seems you've waded into a debate in which many people have taken task with views such as yours. Nobody has condoned her behaviour,
157 Post contains links Spinner145 : She says a few things near the end of the video that are kind of revealing. There is a decent English translation here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
158 OHLHD : Imagine having 300 passenger and one freaks out. Why should the full attention be on her? I can understand Kimberlyrj very well. ....and what happens
159 WNBob : Sheez, sum ppl here making all kind of excuses.... She's sick, her son is in dead bed. Then her companions should had taken over the situation, but I
160 CX flyboy : The check-in desks are closed for a flight with more than enough time for people to go through security and make it to even the furthest gate unless t
161 Wnbob : EXACTLY! For those of u who don't speak cantonese, she's telling her companions how dumb they are for not holding the plane. She's far from sick that
162 Spinner145 : Precisely. HKG is extremely well laid out and easy to get around. Even if you get lost, their helpful trilingual staff is pretty much everywhere to p
163 WNBob : Threepoint, if the gate staff have such tact and diplomacy, they'd working for the diplomatic corp, at marketing, or be a salesperson making LOTS mor
164 Threepoint : We could play the 'what if' game all day and sit around imagining hypothetical situations. But the video clearly shoes no such lineup of 300 (or even
165 OHLHD : It is not just to somebody else but to a authority which can decide what to do with her. Regardless of what is written here I would still do it that
166 TDubJFK : Hi Toulouse: Actually, I do apologize for my rant. I am a former long-time airline agent and I admit that when I see people behave that way, it makes
167 Toulouse : I take my hat off to TDubJFK! We had a healthy debate in which tempers got slightly rattled, and things were said that could have been taken as insul
168 Post contains links Zkpilot : Cathay has now APOLOGIZED to this passenger!!! I can't believe it! http://www.smh.com.au/news/technolog...clip/2009/03/05/1235842566442.html This is p
169 MAN2SIN2BKK : I cant believe it either. I saw it in the Bangkok Post yesterday. They have also disiplined the member of staff that recorded the incident and worst
170 ACDC8 : I'm thinking that they apologized because one of their staff members taped the incident and posted it for the whole world to see, not because she thre
171 LHR380 : She could rightly sue for what he did. I wonder what they did to the staff member who filmed this?
172 Zkpilot : As I posted previously the staff member did not post it on youtube, they only recorded it. It was in an open space in the terminal so anyone could ha
173 LHR380 : I guess, but the fact it was an airline employee, at work, that filmed it and posted it, means he was on company time when he did it.
174 EDICHC : What are CX thinking of? This is practically giving free licence for passengers to abuse staff. The carrier even states that their investigation has r
175 Naritaflyer : At the risk of sounding racist, I fly to Asia all the time on business and in fact I live in Asia, although in a very polite society. I notice that ot
176 RedFlyer : You know, I agree with what you say, but then I wonder why CX and some other Asian-based carriers are considered top-notch. I think despite our insti
177 ACDC8 : I missed the part on the staff member not posting it. However, the staff member must have given it to someone who did post it, or am I incorrect in a
178 WNBob : Yup, unfortunately airlines' first line of defense is apology. It's said apology costs nothing. Unfortunately for the staff (picture taker excluded, y
179 CX flyboy : Well, you apologise and you might keep a passenger loyal to the airline. Act otherwise and you have lost potential revenue. At the end of the day they
180 Cloudyapple : The apology was for the filming. The member of staff filmed it but apparently another person who is not employed by Cathay put it on youtube. Would y
181 WNBob : U know, I think airline loyalty is a myth. U fly whatever airline offering the route and time of one's convinience. In the case of corporate travel, w
182 Airbus_A340 : I agree to an extent of what you are saying, but thought I'd contribute. At Cathay, there are extremely high loyalty levels and have hundreds of corp
183 Zkpilot : You always have the right to them to stop filming you, or to demand that a manager stops them and gets them to delete it if it was a staff member. Th
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