No explanation for 'outbreak of insanity' on planes

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  1. sobore
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    http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/...for-outbreak-of-insanity-on-planes/47067938/1

    Aviation experts cannot explain what has prompted three airline passengers to try to open cabin or cockpit doors while in flight the past few days, but they say other passengers shouldn't worry.
    Exit doors cannot be opened while the plane is in the air, they say, and doors to cockpits have been hardened and locked since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
    "It's not possible to open an aircraft door in-flight, and cockpit doors have been reinforced," says American Airlines spokesman Ed Martelle.
    Former Federal Aviation Administration security director Billie Vincent says he has no idea and no theories for "this outbreak of insanity" by passengers.
     
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    Plastering these events all over the various forms of media encourages copycat behaviour.
    Stop publicizing the antics of these pax....
     
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    Agreed as well as making some examples of these folks by prosecuting them to the max!
     
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    Zero tolerance..... :cool:
     
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  5. Steven Schwartz
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    I think it all started with CNN and the need to fill 24 hours of "new" news each day. It just never stops.
     
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    This probably occurs on a more regular basis. On some flights, EtOH are flowing more freely than other flights, and unless the perpetrators are really mentally ill, alcohol is probably the likely source of such behavior. With recent news of OBL and heightened security measures because of that, I am not surprised to notice an "outbreak of insanity" on planes. Blame the media if you would :)
     
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    Don't blame CNN!
     
  8. Steven Schwartz
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    I only said CNN since they were the first and the prototype. To me, I feel the same about Fox, MSNBC, etc. Way too much info to my mind and the need to fill the time means they have to overhype every story. Feel free to disagree!
     
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    Yes. CNN is the leader/innovator. :p Please feel free to hate on FOX, NBC, CBS and their subsidiaries!
     
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    It's the "Syringe in the Pepsi Can Syndrome" :rolleyes:
     
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    End the speculation. I have found the party responsible for the recent outbreak of odd in-flight behavior:
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    Isn't this the same guy responsible for the takeover of the Nakatomi Plaza? Man he gets around...
     
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    I think he was just at my door selling bibles!
     
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