Passengers aboard a Thai Airways flight were frustrated. They’d flown to China, and landed safely, but were left sitting on the tarmac as they waited for health officials to arrive so they could screen passengers at risk for the coronavirus. The wait dragged on for seven hours.
At that point, one female Chinese passenger decided she’d had enough. She decided to cough on a female flight attendant to convince her to open the doors and let the passengers off the plane. It didn’t work.
Instead of being allowed to exit the plane, the woman was tackled by a male flight attendant, who then held her in a headlock until other crew members arrived.
A YouTube user posted a short clip of the scene with this caption:
“One Chinese woman went stir crazy on a Thai Airways flight and deliberately coughed on a female flight attendant to try to pressure staff to open the doors and let her out. Senior male flight attendant was having none of it, warned her, then a scuffle ensued.”
Eventually, they were able to calm her down and she waited in her seat for the deplaning process.
Flight attendants around the world probably wish they could do this with passengers from time to time. When they get out of line, just take them to the ground and put them in a headlock!