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air rage

n.
Abusive or violent behavior exhibited by airline passengers, often as a manifestation of impatience or stress.
Anger and frustration—more commonly seen in economy class than in upper class—which occurs before, during or after a commercial airline flight, generally while the passenger(s) is still aboard, related to prolonged sitting in an uncomfortable position, aggravating seat mates, low quality food, and other factors which set the stage for a rage reaction that may lead to physical or verbal assault on crew members or other passengers
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'Air rage', as it has been termed, has been going on for a long time and has attracted a lot of interest on all levels, from security forces to academics.
Chubb, which also offers protection against being stalked or having your identity stolen, will reimburse people who have had to pay out for medical or psychiatric services as a result of air rage, and compensate those who had to take time off work.
The lack of a specific description of air rage and what it encompasses has made recognizing it difficult.
On first glance it appears that incidents of Air Rage are increasing all of the time but this perception, in part, is due to greater crew awareness of the issues, a more supportive airline management who will proactively take steps to take action against offenders and a stronger legislative climate.
A deputy public prosecutor had asked the judge for a deterrent sentence to prevent further air rage aboard aircraft.
A MAN accused of air rage appeared before judges in two continents and spent three nights in a US jail before being sent home.
AIR rage cases soared by a third last year - with more than 3500 high-altitude rows reported.
At the moment we have road rage - drivers having a go at each other, then air rage - drunken passengers on planes causing trouble, but the big one is about to come.
A MERSEYSIDE man launched a vicious anti-Muslim rant and tried to strangle an Arabic air stewardess during a drunken air rage attack, it emerged yesterday.
The air rage man leapt from his seat as the Boeing 767 from Cardiff airport was about to touch down in Gran Canaria.
AIRLINE bosses today vowed to crack down on air rage incidents on flights coming into Liverpool.