Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/16/youtube_tantrum/

Missed flight woman goes absolutely mental

Mother of all tantrums proves YouTube hit

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 16th February 2009 10:54 GMT

An anonymous woman who on 4 February demonstrated at Hong Kong airport exactly how not to deal with missing your flight has become a huge YouTube celeb after the mother of all tantrums was caught on camera:

The drama queen in question was apparently en route, or not in this case, to San Francisco on Cathay Pacific. A spokeswoman for the airline explained: "All passenger doors had already been closed and the crew was preparing the flight for departure. As the passengers had failed to show up on time, we had already offloaded their checked baggage to comply with the security requirements."

Mercifully, the spokeswoman added that the woman was able to get a later flight, presumably after a solid tasering and forced ingestion of valium. ®