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 Airlines are debating a new effort to address air rage by having airlines share with one another their lists of passengers banned from flying because of unruly behavior. Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times, 30 Sep. 2021 Similarly, incidents of air rage — people becoming violent on flights — have also climbed. San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Feb. 2022 In September 2021, flight attendants urged Congress to do more to reduce the number of air rage incidents. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 5 Feb. 2022 Some recent 'air rage' incidents have resulted in flights turning around and returning to their departing airports. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 5 Feb. 2022 Unruly airline passengers face fines and an airline ban from future flights, but the deterrents haven't put an end to the high-profile air rage incidents this year. Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY, 23 Dec. 2021 Incidents of violent air rage have made headlines throughout the pandemic, and yet the problem still persists. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 Flight attendants across the industry have called on Congress to do more to stem cases of air rage. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 29 Oct. 2021 The Federal Aviation Authority and air carriers have been woefully unable to stop the rise of air rage in the unfriendly skies. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Forbes, 22 Sep. 2021 See More

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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 13 Aug. 2022.

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