I’ve frequently argued that Pakistan International Airlines is the worst airline in the world whether it’s sacrificing a goat for safety or flying with more passengers than seats (and making customers stand for 1700 miles).
When things go wrong at the airline, employees actually benefit. I’ve noted, “When PIA employees are forced to overnight passengers at a hotel at the airline’s expense, the employees earn kickbacks from those hotels.”
Boeing 777 on Approach to New York JFK in 2014, Copyright zhukovsky / 123RF Stock Photo
Whether it’s violent protests by employees, or long haul travel without working air conditioning, PIA is just a challenge from start to finish. Frustrations run high as normal course of business. And sometimes people can’t take it anymore.
Pakistan International Airlines flight PK607 from Islamabad to Gilgit was delayed and then cancelled. Tensions were running high as passengers were told they’d fly the next day.
Passengers were chanting and one did the only thing he could do to express his frustration and feel like he had some control over the situation: he set his luggage on fire.
We’ve all felt that way from time to time, amiright?
(HT: Andrea Romano)