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Discussion in 'General Discussion | Travel' started by uggboy, Nov 11, 2014.
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Air rage: booze, drugs, stag-party obscenities – I’ve seen it all
Thanks for posting, uggboy! There are absolutely too many DYKWIAs "up in the air".
But, I wonder if this situation is much worse in the U.K. than elsewhere, e.g., in the U.S.? After all, the young (and not so young) guys from the U.K. are famous throughout Europe for their drinking and rowdy behavior at sports events, bars, nightclubs, etc. It's gotten so bad that I understand some European drinking establishments have tried to enforce a "no British boys allowed" rule...
I haven't seen much in the way of issues on any flights I've ever been on. Maybe I need to start my own plane issues...
As far as I've read about the topic "air rage" is up worldwide and yes, this includes celebs and other passengers. Glad we haven't seen this kind of behavior so far on our flights. Fingers crossed that such people aren't flying that often, it's not in the spirit of flying nor in the spirit of respect towards other passengers either.
That's good luck. It's indeed better not to see such a situation in person. <<<or get involved in one>>>
Well, perhaps you may end up in a situation where you may be required to get involved, such as when a passenger goes ballistic, and the air crew cannot deal with it, and appeal to the pax to help!
FWIW, I've occasionally observed bad behavior on while on "da plane", but that mostly was handled well by the FAs. Only once I was on a flight where, upon landing, an announcement was made for all pax to remain in their seats. Two air marshalls/TSA then boarded the plane, and escorted a pax off in handcuffs!
You can't buy class or manners I'd guess. This kinda reminds me of a conversation I had with an owner of a small old school gas station in rural Missouri one day. I noticed they had a full service island but the price was much higher per gallon. I joked with him that I bet only rich folks use that island. He said actually it's some of the poorest people around use it. His guess was that it was a luxury they could afford by having him pump the gas for them even if they couldn't afford other nice things. On other other hand being poor doesn't mean you have no manners or you have to live in filth either.