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Angry Passenger Destroys Gate, Computers ( Video )  
User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1985 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 19827 times:

Please excuse me if this has been already posted, in that case please delete.
Personally I didn't heard about this incident and couldn't find a thread about it yet.

The video shows an airport security video record, whit an enraged passenger smashing computer equipment at Kunming, China, after being told he and his family had missed the flight. The man argues with the gate agent before losing his temper in front of his wife and two little kids. The man was later identified as Yan Linkun, a member of China's top government advisory board, and also deputy chairman of a mining company.
I found really amazing that not a single police officer or any kind of airport authority tries to stop him, I could bet that if you try this behavior in any US airport you will have "some problems" with police, TSA, and the infamous no fly list...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/vide...ese-passenger-airport-flight-video

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G.

[Edited 2013-04-03 10:34:23]


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User currently onlineas739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6123 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 19698 times:

This was on Yahoo a month or two ago.


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User currently offlineSCQ83 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 893 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 19641 times:

Luckily he was in China, in the US he would have been teased and beaten in 3,2,1...

User currently offlinejerseyguy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1977 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 19613 times:
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It's the old "but the plane is right over there"   


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User currently offlineB727LVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 19548 times:

I wonder if he was issued a redress number after this???


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User currently offlineYYZYYT From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 948 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 19483 times:

Quoting Gonzalo (Thread starter):
I could bet that if you try this behavior in any US airport you will have "some problems" with police, TSA, and the infamous no fly list...

Try that at YVR and see what the RCMP does to you...


User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7525 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 19206 times:

There seem to be about 3/4 Police/Security people just standing and watching all of this.

Quite incredible.


User currently offlineJU068 From Serbia, joined exactly 5 years ago today! , 2579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 19146 times:

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 6):

What were they supposed to do? The man is a high ranking politician in China.


User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 19113 times:

Here we have another idiot who blames the airline for leaving on time.

Quoting Gonzalo (Thread starter):
The man was later identified as Yan Linkun, a member of China's top government advisory board, and also deputy chairman of a mining company.

Maybe he feels that the airline should wait for him because of his "status."

Quoting Gonzalo (Thread starter):
I found really amazing that not a single police officer or any kind of airport authority tries to stop him

Halfway through the video there are three men dressed alike that look like they might be some type of authoritative figures. However they just stand there and watch.

Quoting Gonzalo (Thread starter):
I could bet that if you try this behavior in any US airport you will have "some problems" with police, TSA, and the infamous no fly list...

There is obviously more to the video than what the Guardian provided. I would have liked to see more of the video to see how this little meltdown episode of his ended. He might be spending the rest of his life in a labor camp fixing computers.


User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1985 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 18697 times:

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 6):
There seem to be about 3/4 Police/Security people just standing and watching all of this.
Quoting JU068 (Reply 7):
What were they supposed to do? The man is a high ranking politician in China.

I noted the people dressed in uniforms, but I had the doubt about what they are really ( private surveillance? Police officers ? ). The guy probably never said who he is, or what position he has in the Chinese government... probably the reaction would be the same if he was "just" a farmer or a taxi driver.... Just my opinion anyway 
Quoting bohica (Reply 8):
There is obviously more to the video than what the Guardian provided. I would have liked to see more of the video to see how this little meltdown episode of his ended. He might be spending the rest of his life in a labor camp fixing computers.

Good point   They just say the guy "apologized" later...

Quoting YYZYYT (Reply 5):
Try that at YVR and see what the RCMP does to you...

No doubt.... here in Chile we also have our "nice" airport security, and a behavior like this would let you in jail for sure at least for 12- 24 hours, and facing criminal charges.

Rgds.
G.



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User currently offlineOzGlobal From France, joined Nov 2004, 2716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 18160 times:

The secret to decrypt this behaviour is the limitless sense of entitlement cultivated in someone who has known unmerited privilege over others: look at the endless energy despots invest in hopeless campaigns to hold onto power. A diabolical study in our human nature, warped by self-absorbed indulgence... "Do you know who I am..."?


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User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 891 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 18017 times:

Quoting bohica (Reply 8):
Halfway through the video there are three men dressed alike that look like they might be some type of authoritative figures. However they just stand there and watch.

I suspect this is why: "The man was later identified as Yan Linkun, a member of China's top government advisory board, and also deputy chairman of a mining company."

Still appalling..



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User currently offlinerwy04lga From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 17992 times:

This news item says he was suspended from his job.

http://www.businessinsider.com/new-v...-of-yan-linkun-airport-rage-2013-3



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User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1985 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 16573 times:

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 12):
This news item says he was suspended from his job.

From the article you linked :

"The context seems to confirm earlier reports that the irate passenger had already missed one flight, and missed a second after he and his wife went to get breakfast."

If true, this guy is breaking a record.... How on Earth can you miss TWO flights the same day ??????

Jeeez....

G.



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User currently offlinedoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3402 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 16061 times:

Quoting Gonzalo (Reply 13):
If true, this guy is breaking a record.... How on Earth can you miss TWO flights the same day ??????

Jeeez....

A record? I take it you don't spend much time on the terminal side of the airport.



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User currently offlinejerseyguy From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1977 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 16061 times:
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Quoting Gonzalo (Reply 13):
If true, this guy is breaking a record.... How on Earth can you miss TWO flights the same day ??????

When your arrogant enough to think they would never leave without ME.



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User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1985 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 15972 times:

Quoting doug_Or (Reply 14):
A record? I take it you don't spend much time on the terminal side of the airport.

Oh don't get me wrong, it can be "normal" to miss several flights the same day if you are making connections, or if you have a *multiple flights, tight schedule*....but missing a flight, re-book, then go breakfast, and miss the flight again ?? Too much for me !!  



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User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1320 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 15894 times:

Quoting jerseyguy (Reply 3):
It's the old "but the plane is right over there"

"Yes, but the doors are closed and you've missed your flight sir."            

Quoting JU068 (Reply 7):
What were they supposed to do? The man is a high ranking politician in China.

So? Even he has to behave properly and follow the laws.

Quoting Gonzalo (Reply 13):
If true, this guy is breaking a record.... How on Earth can you miss TWO flights the same day ??????

You would be surprised how often such things happen every day. Maybe you should start working at an airport. 



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User currently offlineHBGDS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 14307 times:

One other reason these security guys are not intervening goes beyond the "status" of this fellow: they have not been ordered to do so. Chinese society is still very Confucian (i.e. hierarchical), so you obey your superiors, and you await for someone in authority to make a decision. I remember trying to make flight in China twenty years ago. Unless the supervisor ok'd the changing of a ticket (even though it was allowed), nothing would happen...

But keep in mind one more thing: they do not have to intervene because he has already lost face, and is losing face further by breaking everything. That lost honor bit is a big deal over there; he dug his own social grave.


User currently offlinecjg225 From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 804 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 13978 times:

I like him trying to break the glass. What the heck was he going to do, run after the plane?


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User currently offlineDFWRamper From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 13717 times:

And it wasn't just this guy.... towards the end of the video his (presumably) wife picks up something on the counter and smashes it to the ground. Apparently, it runs in the family?

User currently offlinevanguard737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 682 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 13511 times:

Quoting BasilFawlty (Reply 17):
So? Even he has to behave properly and follow the laws.

You're speaking with the rationale of a Western citizen who enjoys the fruits of democracy. This video is in China. Sure, they have made immense progress in commercial and living standards, but we are still talking about a Communist country in which a politician is for all intents and purposes "above the law" and the police are not in any mood to challenge him, as evidenced in this video.



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User currently offlineczbbflier From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 973 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 13214 times:

Quoting cjg225 (Reply 19):
I like him trying to break the glass. What the heck was he going to do, run after the plane?

Actually, I was impressed with the glass. Not everything in China is shoddily made, apparently.

Quoting Gonzalo (Reply 9):
The guy probably never said who he is, or what position he has in the Chinese government...

Actually, my take is quite different. I can only imagine the sense of entitlement that this man and his family feel they have- he is, after all, a member of the government party and a fairly high-ranking official.

He drew quite the crowd so I imagine he was screaming at the top of his lungs, "Do you not KNOW who I am? Do you realize that I am Yan Linkun, a member of China's top government advisory board, and also deputy chairman of a mining company!!!" His temper tantrum is exactly what I'd expect someone with such a sense of entitlement would do.

I wonder if the gate agents took the rest of the day off. That was about as outside-the-norm a customer service incident as you can get!

Kinda reminds me of the urban legend (I really don't know if it is true) from about 1985:

A passenger missed a CP flight from Edmonton Municipal to Calgary and he got himself so worked up he challenged the gate agent to a fight. As he had been trash-talking the agent enough, the agent finally decided it was time to deal with this jerk.

So he went to his supervisor, pulled all his badges and ID off and quit on the spot.

They then went outside into the parking lot where the agent creamed the passenger, basically mashing him into the pavement and leaving him in a bleeding, beat-up heap.

The agent then went back into the terminal, walked right up to the same supervisor and said that he was looking for a job, "Was CP hiring?" The supervisor said that someone had just quit a few minutes before and that they were, in fact, looking for a replacement. The supervisor then handed the pins and ID back. The agent put them on went right back to work.

Would have been nice if that happened here.


User currently offlineJU068 From Serbia, joined exactly 5 years ago today! , 2579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 10743 times:

Quoting BasilFawlty (Reply 17):
So? Even he has to behave properly and follow the laws

Not if you are living in a communist country.  


User currently offlinetraindoc From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 10642 times:

Don't forget that in communism, everyone is equal. However, some are more equal than others, as is the case here.

I am reading this post while waiting at NRT. I don't think that this individual would get away with that kind of behavior here!


User currently offlineThePointblank From Canada, joined Jan 2009, 1689 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10731 times:

Quoting Gonzalo (Reply 9):
No doubt.... here in Chile we also have our "nice" airport security, and a behavior like this would let you in jail for sure at least for 12- 24 hours, and facing criminal charges.

FYI, if you haven't gotten the YVR joke, it's in relation to what happened to Robert Dziekański, a Polish immigrant a few years. He got tasered and was accidentally killed while being tasered (the official report into the incident says he was tasered 5 times).


User currently offlinekeegd76 From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Aug 2009, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 26, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 10371 times:
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Quoting czbbflier (Reply 22):
Kinda reminds me of the urban legend (I really don't know if it is true) from about 1985:

A passenger missed a CP flight from Edmonton Municipal to Calgary and he got himself so worked up he challenged the gate agent to a fight. As he had been trash-talking the agent enough, the agent finally decided it was time to deal with this jerk.

So he went to his supervisor, pulled all his badges and ID off and quit on the spot.

They then went outside into the parking lot where the agent creamed the passenger, basically mashing him into the pavement and leaving him in a bleeding, beat-up heap.

The agent then went back into the terminal, walked right up to the same supervisor and said that he was looking for a job, "Was CP hiring?" The supervisor said that someone had just quit a few minutes before and that they were, in fact, looking for a replacement. The supervisor then handed the pins and ID back. The agent put them on went right back to work.

That's brilliant   

Shame it doesn't happen more often.



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User currently offlinepvjin From Finland, joined Mar 2012, 1247 posts, RR: 3
Reply 27, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9828 times:

Quoting vanguard737 (Reply 21):
This video is in China. Sure, they have made immense progress in commercial and living standards, but we are still talking about a Communist country in which a politician is for all intents and purposes "above the law" and the police are not in any mood to challenge him, as evidenced in this video.
Quoting traindoc (Reply 24):

Don't forget that in communism, everyone is equal. However, some are more equal than others, as is the case here.

Isn't that pretty much in all dictatorships and oligarchies that cover big part of the world, not just communist ones?

I don't really even see what's the point of talking about China as a communist country anyway when its whole economy system is pretty much capitalist and it follows almost no principles of communism. I think it's more about democracy vs dictatorship or Chinese style oligarchy.

Besides according the news he was suspended from his job, just like what would happen with similar cases in any western democracy. Loads of western politicians have done all kind of ignorant stuff too, thinking like they are over the law and regular people (like they too often truly are in many corrupted "democracies".



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User currently offlineTJCAB From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 28, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8675 times:

what an excellent role model to his kids....pathetic. What a great exercise in stress management.

User currently offlineStevAAn From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 43 posts, RR: 0
Reply 29, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 8160 times:

Quoting jerseyguy (Reply 3):

     Made my day! LOL



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User currently offlinej8 From St. Vincent and the Grenadines, joined Mar 2013, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 30, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4559 times:

Here's a link with audio of the incident.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETYRQ4ozQpI


User currently offlinevanguard737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 682 posts, RR: 4
Reply 31, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4057 times:

Quoting pvjin (Reply 27):
I don't really even see what's the point of talking about China as a communist country anyway

I agree with your argument, but I believe that was all implied with my statement. I referred to them as Communist as opposed to dictatorship/oligarchy because I do not know of any "communist democracies" in our world today.



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User currently offlineaeroblogger From India, joined Dec 2011, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 32, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3428 times:

Quoting vanguard737 (Reply 31):
I referred to them as Communist as opposed to dictatorship/oligarchy because I do not know of any "communist democracies" in our world today.

Nepal is a communist democracy.



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User currently offlinegoldenargosy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 33, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

God I love this video! So great that there are still crazies out there to provide viewing pleasure like this. Without him, how could we possibly avoid work and spend the time watching entertainment like this.

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