Air rage

Air rage

Air rage is the general term for disruptive and/or violent behaviour perpetrated by passengers and crew of aircraft, typically during flight.

Unlike ground vehicles, airplanes enter altitudes where changes in air pressure can help trigger temporary psychological changes, such as enhancing the psychoactive effects of chemicals like alcohol which is typically served on board. Furthermore, stopping and ejecting the offenders is often not a practical option as landing is an involved process that would seriously inconvenience the flight schedule of the aircraft and the passengers more than the misbehaving person themselves. In addition, unlike large ships, there is insufficient room on board to hold the offender in an isolated area until arrival.However, air rage can have serious implications, especially if the offender decides to interfere with the aircraft's navigation which could cause it to crash.

Unapproved passenger behavior

Some behavior of passengers is not tolerated by airline staff or other passengers. Such behavior might not be approved due to reasons of flight safety or the comfort of staff or passengers. Behavior that is not approved due to reasons of flight safety can be failure to follow safety regulations or behaving in a way that gives suspicion of a threat to flight safety [ [ - Arkiv ] ] Behavior that is not approved due to the comfort of staff or passengers [ [ Ten ways to get kicked off a plane ] ] can be reading pornography, having sex (in the lavatory), loud or drunken behavior, not wearing enough clothes or swearing.

In the news

* [ Dec 17, 2007]

ee also

*Computer rage
*Road rage
*Wrap rage

External links

* [ &]
* [ Flight Attendants Fight 'Air Rage']
* [ 'Reverse Air-Rage' on Russian Jet]
* [ Flying in the age of air rage]
* [ Air rage and 9-11]
* [ BA jet plunges in cockpit struggle]
* [ Dead On Arrival]


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См. также в других словарях:

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  • air rage — n [U] violence and angry behaviour by a passenger on a plane towards other passengers or the people who work on it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Air Rage — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Air Rage – Terror in 30.000 Feet (Alternativtitel: Hijackers – Auf Leben und Tod) Originaltitel Air Rage …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • air rage — N UNCOUNT: oft N n Air rage is aggressive or violent behaviour by airline passengers. Most air rage incidents involve heavy drinking …   English dictionary

  • air rage — noun Disruptive behaviour on an aircraft. Repeated incidents of air rage have led to stricter security on airplanes …   Wiktionary

  • air rage — angry or violent passengers on an airplane    The man struck one of the attendants. It was air rage …   English idioms

  • air rage — /ˈɛə reɪdʒ/ (say air rayj) noun uncontrolled aggressive behaviour in an aeroplane, resulting from the tensions of air travel …   Australian English dictionary

  • air rage — noun Date: 1996 an airline passenger s uncontrolled anger that is usually expressed in aggressive or violent behavior …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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