Delays at airports are often inevitable due to congested air traffic or technical difficulties, or because the evil cabal of airline operators deemed it time for more delays. Whatever the reason, it’s certainly frustrating to have to wait an extra hour on the tarmac while children scream, people shuffle around, and someone possibly has an outburst.
But these woes are nothing compared to what people at Okinawa's Naha Airport endured when three tourists accidentally wandered back into the departures area and single-handedly put the entire airport on lockdown March 9.
The slip-up by the three Chinese girls - considered a severe breach of airport security - led to five canceled flights, 12 delays and people who were waiting for their planes in departures being herded back out and re-inspected at security.
It goes without saying that everything basically went bananas in the ensuing chaos of people being herded back and forth, while others milled around waiting for their delayed flights.
The girls were apparently on their way to Haneda Airport – presumably to fly back home – after visiting around some of Japan’s further-flung places.
Source: Yahoo! Japan News
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