There’s nothing I love more than a video of a good airport meltdown by a passenger, especially when it’s a “DYKWIA” situation.
Reader Michelle sent along a link to what might just be the most epic DYKWIA airport meltdown ever. This took place in early 2013 at Kunming Changshui International Airport in China, after a man showed up too late for his flight. I can’t believe I hadn’t heard about this until now, given that it’s over two years old!
Via Rocket News 24:
Quoted as saying “I’m a first class passenger! What the hell do you think you’re doing!?” Mr. Yan began knocking objects from the desk when the female clerk refused to open the door for him to pass through. He then began kicking and thumping everything within reach, eventually attempting to smash the glass doors leading to the boarding gate. Perhaps even more worrying, however, is the fact that there appear to be three members of security staff who simply stand and watch as he pulls the place apart.
“Why do I have to suffer this crap!?” the man barks in between his bursts of wanton destruction. Well, Mr. Yan, we’d say it’s because you were late and, as anyone in a government position will tell you, there are rules that we all have to abide by.
Mr. Yan is believed to have reserved a seat on the 11:05 a.m. flight to Guangzhou, but at 10:45 a.m. he was still eating breakfast somewhere else in the airport. For security reasons, passengers are required to board their flight much sooner, and frequent announcements are made alerting them to go to their respective gates.
Here’s a video of his meltown:
And here’s a longer version of the video from another angle:
What’s truly puzzling here are the security officers lined up just watching this guy tear the place apart.
This is even worse than the lady that had a meltdown at Hong Kong Airport when she missed her flight (though I felt kind of sorry for her since she was legitimately just angry and sad as opposed to being a DYKWIA):