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A Man Was so Angry His Flight Was Cancelled He Set His Own Luggage on Fire

Travel + Leisure logo Travel + Leisure 11/16/2018 Andrea Romano
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Delayed flights can truly be the worst. And they can cause a wide variety of reactions from passengers. Some people are perfectly calm and polite despite the bad news, others become angry with the crew or airline, some may even cry or yell.

But there are some responses that are just straight up overreactions – like setting your own possessions on fire.

One irate passenger actually did decide that arson was the only way to respond to his delayed flight on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), according to Dawn.

PIA Flight PK-607, bound for Gilgit, Pakistan at 7 a.m. local time, was delayed on Thursday for technical reasons, and then ultimately canceled due to bad weather at Islamabad Airport.

At this point, some passengers shouted in protest and pushed airport personnel over the cancelation, according to Dawn. But one passenger took it one — or maybe a thousand— steps further.

A video of the passenger was posted on Facebook.

Luckily, no one was actually hurt in the fire and it was put out by Civil Aviation Authority fire fighters.

Despite the fires and protest, the flight cancelation was actually quite routine. Flights around the world get canceled due to technical problems and weather all the time. But it’s rare for a purposeful fire to break out.

A PIA spokesperson told Dawn that passengers were moved to hotels to await a new flight, which was scheduled for them on Friday – all in all, a fairly predictable protocol.

“No airline can risk flying a passenger plane in bad weather,” the spokesperson said.

The site reported that PIA “has opted to forgive and forget the incident that happened at Islamabad International Airport on November 15.”

There have been no police or government reports regarding the incidents, according to History of PIA

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