Date
22 July 2017
Fighting on planes and assaults on cabin crew (inset) by mainland Chinese passengers have become frequent occurrences. Photos: Reuters, sina.com, YouTube
Fighting on planes and assaults on cabin crew (inset) by mainland Chinese passengers have become frequent occurrences. Photos: Reuters, sina.com, YouTube

3 named on first blacklist for uncivilized behavior on planes

Disruptive or dangerous acts by mainland Chinese passengers on planes have made headlines in recent years.

They include fighting, opening aircraft doors and attacking airline staff and cabin crew.

The China Air Transport Association (CATA) has decided to blacklist such passengers.

It recently put three names on the blacklist for the first time, with the aim of warning airline passengers against acting in an uncivilized fashion on airplanes or at the airport, Metro Hong Kong reported Monday.

The blacklist is based on “measures on recording and managing uncivilized behavior by passengers on civil aircraft” that took effect as a trial scheme on Feb. 1.

Under the measures, which list 10 uncivilized acts, those who are confirmed as guilty of any of them will be recorded on the blacklist for one or two years, with notices being sent to the passengers themselves and to airline companies.

Among the three blacklisted in the first batch, a passenger surnamed Qiao was fined 200 yuan (US$31) for insisting on using a tablet computer as the plane was about to land, despite warnings from the cabin crew.

Another one, surnamed Deng, was detained for 10 days for throwing milk at airport staff and an X-ray machine at a security checkpoint after he was found to be carrying the milk in his carry-on baggage and refused to dispose of it.

The third one, surnamed Kao, was fined 200 yuan after he pushed an airline employee to the ground out of frustration at the delay of his flight.

Five Chinese airline companies said in a joint statement earlier that they would impose some kind of restrictions on the blacklisted people at their discretion, without elaborating.

The blacklist will be updated and sent to airline companies monthly, China National Radio reported.

CATA has yet to disclose details of penalties.

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