Delays and cancelled flights happen. They can be very frustrating when traveling and its natural to feel angry against the airline (or airport) that caused it.
But don’t do what this person did.
An unnamed man was flying a domestic PIA flight PK607 from Islamabad International Airport to Gilgit, Pakistan last Thursday.
The flight was at first delayed because of technical issues, and then cancelled due to bad weather.
The affected passengers were provided with hotel accommodation, and their flight rescheduled to the following day.
End of the matter, right?
Well in this instance a passenger decided to protest the cancellation by setting his own luggage on fire inside the terminal building.
Here is a video of the incident:
Islamabad airport protest
Posted by Updates on Thursday, November 15, 2018
You can see a fellow passenger attempts to calmly extinguish the blaze, but the extinguisher is kicked out of the way by the man.
No one was hurt and the fire was extinguished by airport firefighters.
While PIA has publicly said they ‘forgive’ the passenger for protesting in this way, I suspect the airport authority and local police will not be nearly as understanding.
Whatever the reason for the delay or cancellation, and no matter how frustrating the experience must have been, lighting a fire inside the airport is possibly the worst way to go about protesting it.
What is the strangest way you have witnessed passengers handle a delayed or cancelled flight?