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Air Rage in China's Airports

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Passengers wait to be served at an airline counter after their flights were cancelled, at Beijing airport January 3, 2010. Heavy snow hit Beijing on Sunday stranding thousands of passengers at the Chinese capital's main airport and casting an unusual quiet over normally busy streets as people stayed out of the freezing weather. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TRANSPORT) - RTR28I59

In June Beijing Capital Airport had reportedly the worst departure record in the world. Just 18 percent of flights left on time.

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As new airports open within China at a rapid pace, and more an more Chinese people fly domestically, Chinese airspace has become increasingly congested. Long delays and flight cancellations are not unusual; neither is a new problem plaguing the airports, that is, air rage.

Anchor Carol Hills speaks about Chinese air rage with Liz Carter, managing editor of Tea Leaf Nation, a news site following current trends in China.

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