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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Plane Ride

Air Rage. It’s a catchy phrase, but not such a nice reality. Sometimes it’s humorous in its outlandishness. Other times it verges on frightening. Let’s explore some of the most recent outbursts of air rage to have hit the news so that you can be prepared if you encounter similar behavior on your next plane ride:

Let His Behavior Slide?

Enraged that passengers flying in the economy section were exiting the plane before him, a man in first class pulled the escape hatch and slid down the emergency chute onto the tarmac in Georgetown, Guyana.

Preaching to the [Unruly] Choir

After a flight was delayed for more than 12 hours with no explanation, over 100 passengers were directed to the flight desk where one attendant was there to take care of everyone. After several hours of waiting, employees and passengers began to shout at each other. When police attempted to arrest passengers for getting out of line, a priest attempted to tell the officers that the passengers were the ones that had been mistreated. He was told to “shut up,” or he too would be arrested.

Nicotine Nightmare

A NY woman on board a plane was disorderly, and after being told to calm down she proceeded to light up a cigarette in the middle of the flight. When flight attendants confronted her about it, she shouted obscenities and racial slurs, and then punched a flight attendant in the jaw. The plane had to be re-routed 300 miles to another airport, where the woman was put under arrest.

Frat Boy Flight Fiasco

A 21 year old college student boarded a plane, where he proceeded to consume an entire bottle of vodka that he had smuggled onboard. Incredibly drunk, the boy began to shout at passengers, flight attendants, and do things to himself unsuitable to describe on this blog.

These incidents are by no means isolated. Is it the recycled air? The ever-escalating price of tickets? Or something else altogether? Send in your most atrocious Air Rage stories or any thoughts as to the cause of this phenomenon. I would love to get your input.

Safe, happy, and air rage free travels,

Ted Phelps

Customer Travel Consultant

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One Response to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Plane Ride

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