No one likes to find out that they've missed their flight. Not only does it throw a wrench into an itinerary but it can mean costly rebooking fees and the odd panic attack. But when it comes to dealing with missed flights, there's a right way — and a wrong way — to contend with the bad news.
Last Tuesday, Yan Linkun, a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) decided to show everyone at Kunming Changshui International Airport the wrong way of doing things after he erupted into a violent tantrum, smashing computer equipment at a check-in counter and trying to break down an airport window, reports Beijing Cream.
Close-circuit camera footage caught Linkun's flip out , which eventually made its way through China's network of microblogging sites. It was later uploaded to YouTube. Linkun, the deputy chairman of the Yunnan Mining Corporation, was travelling with his wife and two sons when they missed their morning flight from Kunming to Guangzhou, a city in Southern China because they were eating breakfast, reports the Daily Telegraph. Linkun rebooked a flight for later in the day, and when he and his family missed the second flight and were denied permission to board, Linkun erupted into a fit of rage, notes GoKunming.
Linkun has since apologized for his actions, saying that he "failed to be a qualified political advisor as well as a good father," and adding he was angry only because he wanted get back home in time to send his two sons to school. In Linkun's apology to the airport's deputy manager, Wang Jinsheng, Linkun said he was sorry to everyone.
"My irrational actions and rudeness have caused some losses to the airport as well as bad effects to the public, so I sincerely apologize to the airport and public. I am willing to compensate," he said, according ShanghaiDaily.com. Though the video shows airport security failing to stop Linkun or arrest him after he had calmed down, he has been suspended from work and could possibly face criminal charges.