China Eastern Pilots Turn Back 14 Flights

The United States is not the only country with trouble in the skies. Chinese flyers got a reminder Thursday that Chinese labor is demanding more rights. Pilots for China Eastern Airlines were unhappy about labor issues, and, according to state-run newspapers, that is why they disrupted 14 flights from a single city. The pilots took off as expected but then turned back midway. They blamed bad weather, though it appeared that other airlines were able to complete their flights as normal.



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