China Mulls Blacklist for Unruly Air Passengers

China Mulls Blacklist for Unruly Air Passengers

China Real Time’s Colum Murphy reports that China’s civil authorities are planning to create a blacklist of unruly passengers as a means to punish those who behave badly on airlines.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China is mulling developing a blacklist that could ground air-rage instigators, according to a report in the China Daily, citing a senior official. The agency plans to include unruly passengers on a “personal negative credit list,” which will affect their future .

“Everyone must behave well while traveling,” the newspaper quoted Li Jiaxiang, director of the CAAC, as saying. “Despite the recent scandal being caused by only a few passengers, it has strongly tarnished the image of Chinese travelers,” he added.

[…] His remarks come after a string of embarrassing incidents involving Chinese passengers earlier this month. In one, a passenger on a flight opened the emergency exit after the plane had landed in an effort to disembark (in Chinese). A few days later, a group of badly behaved Chinese air travelers forced an Air airplane to turn back midflight.  In that incident, a female Chinese passenger intentionally scalded a flight attendant with boiling water. [Source]

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