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Airlines report 17 percent rise in unruly passengers

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.
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