air rage


Definition of air rage

: an airline passenger's uncontrolled anger that is usually expressed in aggressive or violent behavior

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Recent Examples on the Web Reporting air rage incidents is up to the discretion of the flight crew. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "Why there are so many viral confrontations on airplanes," 2 Nov. 2018 Alcohol has long been cited as the fuel for many air rage incidents. Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, "Airline urges tighter policy on alcohol sales after rowdy passengers force flight to divert," 18 June 2018 And considering British Airways recently revealed that leg-room will get even tighter on its short haul flights around Europe, a hassle-free train journey without the headaches of airports and air rage sounds pretty appealing. Lale Arikoglu, Condé Nast Traveler, "Eurostar's High-Speed Train from London to Amsterdam Will Launch in April," 9 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of air rage

1997, in the meaning defined above

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“Air rage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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