A Chinese tour guide leading a group of 16 found himself embroiled in an altercation with a flight attendant on a Lufthansa flight from Beijing to Frankfurt last Thursday.
He was standing in the aisle during meal service and a flight attendant asked him to ‘make room’ but he “had no desire” to. Instead he “tore [the] flight attendant by the hair, grabbed her harshly by the arm.”
On the ground he was met by German police.
- His employer was informed of the incident and he was fired on the spot.
- Since he was unemployed he was inadmissable to Germany, so he was deported
- However he first had to post 1000 euros bond for charges related to the inflight incident
- Then he had to pay for a one-way flight back to Beijing at a walkup cost of 2050 euros
The tour group got a replacement leader to take them “through Germany, Czech Republic and Austria.”
At the end of the TV show Lassie there was a lesson to tie the whole story together. It began, “You see Timmy…” And the only one I can come up here is don’t attack your flight attendant because while they’re there primarily for your safety, if their safety is compromised it won’t go well.