air rage


Definition of air rage

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

Examples of air rage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a year of violent air rage events, this incident is perhaps the most egregious. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Forbes, 25 May 2021 Reporting air rage incidents is up to the discretion of the flight crew. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, 2 Nov. 2018 Alcohol has long been cited as the fuel for many air rage incidents. Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, 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, 9 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of air rage

1997, in the meaning defined above

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1 Jun 2021

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“Air rage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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