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I have never heard of snow chaos in Kunming! I know Kunming as “spring city” of China thanks to its pretty constant temperatures with mild winters and warm but never hot summers, tropical high altitude climate (about 2,000 m MSL).

It can be indeed agonizing to remain in a parked aircraft for several hours!

After 2 hours my patience would also come to an end! I have experienced situations on domestic flights in China where it came close to that mentioned case.

I do blame the airline & ground services to a major extend. I know that communicating the situation and updating the passengers is often very badly performed. On top of that serving no food and beverages is challenging the temper.

In China it is common practice to blame the weather for any incident, to avoid paying for compensation and free meals. I had this excuse last year on a WUH – PEK flight when the aircraft arrived 3 hours late due to some technical defect.

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