Flight Delays Nearly Cause Riot at China Airport
by Steph Spencer | January, 2013
Fog is the culprit behind flight delays that frustrated a massive number of passengers in China. Changshui Airport had to cancel 434 flights this past Thursday, stranding 10,000 air travellers. That, combined with poor communication from airport authorities, angered travelers to the point where they clashed with police at the airport and the mood very nearly tipped into a riot.
Airport authorities report that several of its check-in desks were damaged after frustrated passengers tried to hack them to obtain updated flight information on their own.
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Steph Spencer is a freelance travel writer from Canada who has been held captive by the travel industry for over 14 years. An incurable smart aleck, notorious purple fanatic, hat person, and ukulele player of questionable abilities, Steph explores the geeky side of travel on her blog A Nerd At Large, and dispenses random quirkiness on Google+ and as @ANerdAtLarge on Twitter. She truly believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate.