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China Passengers Storm Airport Tarmac After 15-Hour Delay

Simon Meng’s flight to Harbin, China, was supposed to take about five hours. Instead, he had a two-day delay, arguments with airline staff, a nighttime wait in the rain, a trip to the hospital, and a dispute with police.

About 30 other passengers on the Shenzhen Airlines Co. flight also forced their way onto a Shanghai Pudong International Airport taxiway after being stranded for about 15 hours. That April 11 demonstration was followed by a similar incident two days later as Chinese travelers begin to get fed up with delays affecting at least one in four flights.