Here’s a weird story to spice up your week.
A mum reportedly stopped a plane crew from shutting the doors so that her daughter could finish a shopping spree at the airport.
Talk about the sacrifices of a mother!
According to a report by the Mirror UK
, the Chinese national allegedly refused to allow the plane crew from shutting the door of the Bangkok to Shanghai plane so that her daughter could shop at the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, where duty-free shops are open 24 hours.
About 160 passengers of Chinese low-cost carrier Spring Airlines were left stranded because of the incident, as the flight was reportedly delayed for 30 minutes.
The whole drama ended when both mother and daughter agreed to surrender themselves to the authorities.
The incident was recorded on video by one of the passengers, and the clip went viral after being posted on social media site ‘Douyin’ (known as Tik Tok outside of China).
The flight landed in the Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 9.14am, an hour later than schedule.
Spring Airlines later condemned the behaviour of the duo and described them as 'uncivilised' while Chinese netizens urged the authorities to blacklist them.
In 2015, the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) came up with laws to take action against rude travellers, and it was seen as a step by Beijing to raise awareness on the ethics of being tourists.