Posted by: athomas
The UK is better than any other nation when it comes to tracking both the number and cause of air rage incidents.

A new report reveals that episodes related to drunkenness are up 50% compared to last year.

This shouldn't come as a surprise. Alcohol consumption is widely associated with air travel- and has been since the beginning.


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Posted by: athomas
Here is a strong analysis about what we can take away from the most recent ISIS plot to place an IED on a commercial flight.

The threat remains...

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Posted by: athomas
The d(evolution) of cattle class has been accompanied with an ever-shrinking seat for many passengers.

A Federal Judge this week ordered the FAA to review airline policies around seat-size.

Could be a welcome relief for travelers!

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Posted by: athomas
In nearly 20 years of looking at the air rage phenomenon, this is a new one for me:

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Posted by: athomas
A Delta flight was the scene of an ugly incident when a passenger tried to enter the cockpit and was beaten back by other passengers, some who used wine bottles as weapons...

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Posted by: athomas
An elderly traveler allegedly punched a TSA screener after her hand sanitizer was taken away.

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Posted by: athomas
We've come full circle.

Prior to 9/11, when air rage dominated news coverage about air travel, cockpit intrusions were terribly frequent.

In my book on the subject, published in September 2001, 36 cockpit intrusions were detailed in the 24 months leading up to 9/11.

They went away for a long while and now appear to be coming back.

Click here for more on the most recent case.
Posted by: athomas
Commercial aviation has been, and will always remain, the premiere target for terrorists.

The U.S. decision to consider banning laptops from all flights now departing Europe is a reflection of the continuous cat-and-mouse game that is aviation security.

As context, the first bombing of a commercial airliner occurred in 1933, when an IED brought down a United Airlines flight over Chesterton, Indiana, killing everyone on-board.

The next successful attack against commercial aviation is inevitable. It is only the "when" that is missing...
Posted by: athomas
The "spirit" of budget air travel.

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Posted by: athomas
Although not as good as other previous brawls, this is pretty good as one guy got his licks in before being pulled off.

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