Couple bang on airport window to get pilot's attention after missing flight

A couple who missed a flight refused to give up, banging on the airport window to grab the pilot's attention.

Footage of the pair begging the flight's crew to "please open" the door was captured for one and a half minutes.

The man is seen waving his boarding pass and frantically trying to get on the plane.

The video was uploaded on YouTube by the passenger who witnessed the pair's unusual method and captioned: "American Airlines (AA) Passengers missed the boarding and goes bonkers in the Airport terminal. Starts waving and shouting at Pilot to board him.

"... They eventually missed the flight."

Last year, a Chinese official was suspended from his job after throwing an almighty tantrum when he missed his flight at Kunmings Changshui International Airport.

Yan Linkun, who is a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), and his wife missed their boarding call after enjoying a leisurely breakfast and when they arrive at their gate they were told they were too late to fly.

And saying he didn't react well to the news would be something of an understatement.

Linkun was seen talking aggressively to an airline staff member before grabbing the computer at the boarding gate desk and smashing it on the floor.

This was followed by the phone, and then the boarding gate sign, which he grabbed and started using to try and break down the door to the tarmac.

A crowd soon appeared to witness the outrageous behaviour, and security staff didn't appear to do too much to stop the outburst.

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A man flying from Exeter to Prague blamed his lateness on his wife, because he claimed that she had packed and repacked their suitcases seven times before accepting the fact that they hadn’t forgotten to bring anything.

A woman flying from Luton Airport to Egypt said that her reason for almost missing the flight was because she couldn’t decide whether it was best to fly wearing jeans and a t-shirt, a skirt and vest top or a comfortable tracksuit. She settled in the end for a beach dress and flip flops.  

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A man was flying from Gatwick to New York and only just made his flight, claiming that he’d been unable to get off the toilet after having suspected food poisoning and an upset stomach from the 'substandard food' he’d consumed in the terminal.
A woman flying from East Midlands airport to Tenerife and almost missed her flight. She claimed that she hadn’t been with her boyfriend all that long, who was travelling with her, and that they’d had to pull into a lay-by on the drive to the airport to 'get intimate'.
A man flying to Majorca from Birmingham claimed that he had almost missed his flight because he had got drunk in a bar in the airport and fallen asleep on his stool, but that he’d miraculously sobered up during his 20-minute nap and was fit to fly.
A man flying from Cardiff Airport to Tunisia said that he was made late by the fact he thought his flight was the next day, but luckily his Mum had called to remind him that he needed to go and meet his friends at the airport.

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