Chinese police have detained a man over an attack on an airline check-in clerk that left her lying in a pool of blood and arrested two others who charged the cockpit as their flight was taxiing for takeoff.

The incidents are the latest in a series of dangerous acts involving Chinese airline travelers who have developed a reputation for occasionally being difficult and sometimes violent.

A statement from the Civil Aviation Administration of China said two men aboard a Hainan Airlines flight on Sunday demanded to be upgraded to business class as their flight was taxiing, fought with a member of the cabin crew and a passenger and pounded on the cockpit door.

Another passenger was ordered detained for 10 days after attacking the clerk with a brass plaque.