MONTREAL, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Reports of air rage rose worldwide in 2015, with instances of verbally abusive airline passengers and travelers who refused to listen to cabin crew increasing by almost 17 percent, the international trade association for airlines said on Wednesday. Alcohol or drug intoxication was identified as a factor in 23 percent of the cases, though in the vast majority of instances consumption occurred prior to boarding or from a personal supply without the crew's knowledge, the International Air Transport Association said in a statement.
Reports of unruly airline passengers, ranging from yelling to fighting, grew last year worldwide.
An Alaska Airlines flight headed to Boston from San Diego last night had to make an unscheduled stop midway through the trip, when a drunk passenger allegedly became abusive and threatened the crew, the airline said. A male passenge...
Incidents of unruly passengers on planes are increasing, and more effective deterrents are needed to tackle the problem, a global airline trade group said Wednesday. There were 10,854 air rage … Click to Continue »
The aircraft was scheduled to travel from Porto to Luanda. It was already en-route when the crew were informed of the possibility that the member of staff was trapped in the cargo hold.