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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF 25 days ago

Wanna One fans purchase then cancel first-class plane tickets to see the idols up close at the boarding gate

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On November 12, over 200 fans with posters and cameras crowded the Incheon International Airport. The fans were there to see the members of Wanna One, who were flying to Thailand for a fan meeting. 

At the appearance of the idol stars, the fans went wild. Some even reportedly brought and climbed portable ladders to take pictures of Wanna One. The chase for the boys continued into the security area. Several fans have already completed security screening and were waiting for the boys near the boarding gate. These fans have purchased first-class plane tickets to get a closer view of Wanna One. However, they did not fly with the idol stars but left the boarding area after seeing them depart. 

A rep of Incheon International Airport stated, "Whenever there's a popular celebrity flying, there are sasaeng fans that purchase plane tickets and follow them into the boarding gate."


It's assumed that around 70 fans purchased plane tickets and followed Wanna One on the 12th. 

According to Incheon International Airport, from January to September, there were a total of 12,843 cases where a passenger did not fly after going through security screening and entering the boarding area. 

A rep stated, "It's not common for a passenger to cancel after entering the boarding area. These cases are most likely people who purchased tickets just to see celebrities."

Such incidents are apparent because cancelation fees on plane tickets are very low or completely nonexistent. 

Sasaeng fans in airports is a growing issue. A rep from Incheon International Airport showed concerns, stating, "Complaints and safety issues are resulting from several fans' excessive actions."
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Jon666 (Banned) 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

Some fans are really crazy.

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candye1127 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

Crazy action like this is why Singapore government introduced the law that people who enter the departure area without the intention of actually departing are prosecuted. Be inspired, South Korea.

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taichou_san 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

soon because of these stupid fans they will raise the cancellation fees...good job stupid fans for giving the airport management an idea...this thing will be a problematic to others ppl that cancel their flight later FOR REAL REASON...no wonder some ppl hope this wanna one disband faster since their contract almost ended and yet the greedy company still wanna extend their contract...kinda unfair to IOI

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Naruta 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

What???? Do they get the money back or how does this work??? How can anyone afford to buy a first class ticket and then not use it? They should better invest their money in a good therapist, this isn´t normal behaviour at all!

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aloraiscool 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

WOW....I gotta say...that's some dedication right there....

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Secretninja312 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

My question is, why is Wanna One and their fans being singled out in this article? This isn’t exactly a new issue and I’m sure their fans aren’t the only ones that do this. Sasaeng fans from all big groups are probably doing the same thing to get close to the idols

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birdofparadise82 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

Sasaengs keep getting more and more crazy... How do they have so much money and time to do these things?
They should do something about this to prevent it from happening so much.

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lithium91 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

This is crazy behavior. This is stalking. Agencies MUST SUE. I don't get the whole "not gonna sue fans" thing. This is not healthy!!! The other day I was reading an article about that jbj dude where fans found gifts or whatever on his trash. Sure, not cool to throw away gifts (IF that was the case), but the REAL problem here is the fact that so called fans are going through idols' TRASH. WTF! It's not cute, it's not love, it's not healthy. It's, at least, creepy. These people ARE NOT FANS.


And don't miss the point, people. This isn't about "targeting" wanna one, it's about this INSANE fan culture in Korea that, somehow, seems to be untouchable. Sure, western artists have their fair share of crazy fans and stalkers, the difference is that they don't hesitate, not even for A SECOND, to file for a restraining order or even a lawsuit.


Decades of this shit and NOTHING seems to change.

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Yellowchimpa 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

Woah? It is so hard in Australia to cancel tickets, get a refund or anything!

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eveeLin 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

70 people? Damn.. good thing they cancelled!

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myma 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

these people need a new hobby

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DuskGirl 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

they are disbanding later in december right?

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Sehunicron 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

So they wrote an article about what 3 fans did with no proof of why they cancelled just to make wanna one fans look bad

it never stops does it

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Mitch1 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

you can cancel tickets at no charge there?!?

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MillyMil 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

Wow... freaking level😨. No wonder some (not to say a lot of) K-artists suffered or are suffering from anxiety disorder.

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whatever101 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

Such incidents are apparent because cancelation fees on plane tickets are very low or completely nonexistent.


Is WANNA ONE flying on some nugu airlines cause in the US you can get charged as much as the ticket itself for doing this

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crowboy 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

i think if it's found out that people have purchased plane tickets with absolutely NO intention to fly (which shouldn't be that hard to tell if they 1 have no luggage, 2 are standing there screaming in the face of a celebrity) they should be made to pay.


it's different if you cancel because something has happened and you need to... but never planning to actually board the plane means you've from the very beginning intended to waste the time and money of others, and if you're there to see a celebrity you're likely also disturbing the public.

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KYAAAAAAAA 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

I wouldn't blame Wanna One if they talked ill of their fans

SOME Fans truly show off all the wrong light

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