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Chaos on China Southern: A retrospective live blog of a harrowing journey

Last weekend, as I wrote about, I was in Dalian to work with China-Axlr8r’s 2013 crop of companies.  That was super fun and I will write up some notes about that later, but first, I must share my experience of trying to get back to Shanghai.  Below is a collection of my social media updates (edited for typos) which I shared across twitter, Facebook and China’s favorite new platform, WeChat.

Diverted to Nanjing due to storm in Shanghai.  Most on the flight expect to be let off but we are only one of 7 planes I can see similarly marooned on the Tarmac, far away from the terminal.   Alpha males and grouchy women are jockeying for turns to chew out whoever is between them and the door.  Nicotine fits everywhere. (WeChat, 3:45pm)

I was trying to be artsy and glib… I had no idea what was in store for me…

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