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Unlike most, this man tried to occupy a plane after hours' delay

Passengers would of course complain and require for compensation when they encounter flight’s delay, but an Indonesian man tried to persuade other passengers to unite and occupy the plane!

This man surprised everyone on a Lion Air flight from Jakarta to Bali. It appeared that the crew asked the passengers to exit the plane and return to the airport waiting room after seven hours’ delay. As a protest, the man tried to unite other passengers to occupy the plane with his emotional speech. 

The man claimed to be a lawyer and he said: “That other plane to Medan has been (delayed) for seven hours and it hasn’t departed. (They were) given IDR300,000 (as compensation) but they still haven’t departed. Do you want IDR 300,000 but they won’t fly you? No, right?” 

He said if the passengers were to exit the plane, the airline will come up with all sorts of excuses and they eventually won’t fly the passengers at all.“Now we will occupy this plane, ask for meals, ask for whatever you want. As long as we stay united. If you go down there (back to the airport), what guarantees do you have?”

According to Lion Air PR Manager, the plane was initially delayed because it arrived late in Jakarta due to technical issues. The airline decided not to fly the plane that night because the destination airport had been shut due to the escalating threat of eruption of Mount Agung. He also said Lion Air has compensated the passengers and that they were flown to Bali the next morning.