Vietnam’s aviation authorities have banned a woman from flying in the next six months after she smacked an airline employee's face during a quarrel over overweight carry-on baggage.
A source from the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) said it has banned Nguyen Thi Hang, who lives in Hanoi, from flying with any carriers until November 18.
She will have to receive additional security screening for any flights in the 12 months after that, it said.
Hang, 35, was fined VND7.5 million (US$346) by the Southern Airport Authority at Tan Son Nhat Airport after the incident last month.
On April 7, Hang was boarding a plane of budget carrier Vietjet at Tan Son Nhat to Hanoi when the employee told her that her two bags might exceed the size and weight for carry-on luggage.
He asked her to weigh and measure it again and leave something back if necessary.
However, Hang ignored the request and started to yell at the worker before slapping her face.
Vietjet refused to carry Hang on that flight.
Her carry-on luggage turned out to weigh more than the permitted 7 kg.