Air Rage! Far less common than road rage but it happens, too! In different ways…

Air rage is an increasingly common occurrence.

6 January 2018


The suspect allegedly smeared excrement in two of the restrooms. He then removed his shirt and attempted to flush it down the toilet.


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United Airlines Flight Forced To Divert After Passenger Smears Poop All Over Bathroom, Tries To Clog Toilet



United flight diverted to Alaska after man spreads feces in lavatories

A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Hong Kong was diverted to Alaska after the flight crew reported a man on board had vandalized two airplane lavatories by spreading human waste, airport police said on Friday.

“We received a report of a passenger who had messed up the bathrooms with his own feces,” Anchorage Airport Police Lieutenant Joe Gamache said by telephone.

The man, a 22-year-old Vietnamese passport holder with U.S. residency, was escorted off the plane in handcuffs on Thursday night and met by law enforcement in the terminal, Gamache said.

After being interviewed by authorities through a translator, he was transported to an Anchorage hospital for a mental evaluation.

The man made no threats and did not try to interfere with the flight crew, Gamache said, adding that no charges have been filed.

20 October 2015

Top news story

Man on Southwest Airlines flight allegedly ‘chokes’ woman after she tilts her seat back

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Man ‘chokes woman for reclining her seat’ during a plane flight

Man ‘chokes woman for reclining her seat’ on Southwest Airlines flight

The argument forced the pilot to turn around and make an emergency landing

A passenger has allegedly “choked” a woman during an argument about a reclining seat.

The altercation broke out minutes into a flight from Los Angeles International Airport to San Francisco on Sunday night.

Police said the Southwest Airlines plane returned to its departure gate due to a “passenger disturbance” at around 10.45pm local time.

Witnesses on board said the dispute was over the woman reclining her seat.

19 October 2015


Man bites passenger on Irish aircraft, collapses and dies

  • The man was on an Aer Lingus flight from Lisbon in Portugal to Dublin
  • Flight diverted to Cork after he became agitated and had to be restrained
  • Post mortem examination to be carried out to determine how he died 

This is the moment officers boarded an Aer Lingus flight to Dublin after a man turned violent and bit a fellow passenger who tried to restrain him – then dropped dead.

Passenger detained and escorted off aer lingus flight grounded in cork last night

Passenger detained and escorted off aer lingus flight grounded in cork last night

A post-mortem examination is to be carried out on the body of a 24-year-old Brazilian man who died on the flight from Lisbon, Portugal yesterday.

The flight was forced to divert to Cork Airport after the man became agitated and violent and had to be restrained.

A 44-year-old Portuguese woman travelling with him was later arrested when 5lb of amphetamines was discovered on the plane. 

The post-mortem exam is to be carried out in an attempt to establish if the man suffered some form of a seizure or had an underlying medical condition or if there was another reason for his condition.

Another man who attempted to restrain him was bitten. Other passengers on the plane, believed to be medics, also helped in efforts to calm the man.

Passengers arrested after midair brawl on JetBlue flight

Eyebrow razor used to slash passengers on a flight arriving in New York

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Two women have been arrested after police say they attacked each other as their flight arrived at New York’s Kennedy Airport from Jamaica.

Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo  said the dispute started after a 61-year-old passenger at a window seat tried to climb over another woman as Jet Blue Flight 960 approached the gate.

The older woman used an eyebrow razor to slash the 52-year-old woman and a man who tried to intervene.

The Port Authority spokesman says the younger woman then used pepper spray on the knife-wielding passenger.

Police say the 61-year-old was arrested on assault and weapons charges.

The other woman was arrested for possessing pepper spray.

10:01am June 8, 2015

British supermodel Kate Moss has reportedly been escorted from a London-bound flight by police after passengers complained about her “disruptive” behaviour.

Moss, 41, was walked by officers from the EasyJet flight from the Turkish city of Bodrum when in landed at Luton airport in London.

Moss had been at a luxury spa in Turkey to celebrate friend and actress Sadie Frost’s upcoming 50th birthday.

It is the second run-in the model has had with the budget airline, after reportedly attempting to talk her way onto a flight last year.

Moss is believed to have arrived at a Turkish airport last July without a ticket and attempted to travel to London.

She was able to eventually board the flight but only after a subsequent two-hour delay.


Man walks around airport naked to protest overbooked flight

Tue, May 26 2015

A man at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in USA got a little more than just angry, when he found out that US Airways had overbooked his flight to Jamaica.

According to WBTV via Distractify, eyewtiness Sherry Ketchie said:

“He had his clothes on, at that point, and then he started standing there with his arms crossed and hollering at the lady at the desk.

“He stood there for a moment and then started taking off his clothes. I ain’t never seen nothing [like that] in my life.”

From that point on, the naked guy went into full silent mode and everyone else just sort of slowly backed away.

“I seen some people running and I was wondering what they was running from and people were standing there snickering, so I walked over and [an airport employee] told me the man was angry over the Jamaican flight,” Sherry added.

The guy even managed to walk around for awhile in an hour-long ‘free show’.

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Flight delayed when snoring passenger poked with pen

The incident happened as Southwest Airlines flight 577 was taxiing down the runway at Chicago’s Midway International Airport en route to Manchester, New Hampshire, UK.

He snored. She stabbed him with a pen. They threw her off the plane. Fair call or OTT?

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THIS could be the worst seatmate ever.

A passenger has been kicked off a flight for poking a snoring fellow traveller with a pen. The incident happened as Southwest Airlines flight 577 was taxiing down the runway at Chicago’s Midway International Airport en route to Manchester, New Hampshire, UK.

Michael Sutton told Fox 31 that his friend was asleep when the woman became irritated, even though he didn’t hear any snoring.

“I was right beside him the whole time,” he said. “Didn’t hear snoring. His arm brushed up against hers on the armrest. She took her pen and stabbed his arm several times causing him to yell out in pain.”

“Luckily he wore a thick long sleeve shirt or there would have been blood. He will have a few bruises in the morning.”

Airline officials say the woman was removed for “causing a disturbance”.

The woman who was removed was accommodated on another flight.

Woman Refuses to Turn Off Phone on Plane, Detained 5 Days


Woman Who Ignored Instructions and Repeatedly Made Calls on Plane Detained for 5 Days

Beijing Times — While on a flight from Changchun to Beijing, Yu X used her mobile phone to make calls multiple times. Not only did she ignore flight attendants who asked her to stop, she also exhibited a nasty attitude refusing to turn off her phone. After the plane landed, she was was summoned to the police station and given 5 days’ detention by the airport police.

On December 28, Yu X took an Air China flight from Changchun to Beijing. Just as the plane was about to land, she took our her mobile phone and called those who would meet her at the airport. When flight attendants found out, they immediately went forward to stop her, but Yu X objected. It was only after the urging by surrounding passengers and flight attendants that she finally turned off her phone.

Not long after, she again turned on her mobile phone to make a call. Flight attendants again approached her to stop her, but she refused to turn off her phone and even criticized the flight attendant for making a fuss about nothing. After multiple unsuccessful attempts to convince her to comply, flight attendants had no choice left but to report it to the police.

Beijing Capital International Airport Public Security Sub-Bureau [police] arrived on the scene after receiving the report and after the plane landed, they arrested her.

Sentence? 5 days in jail.

Man detained for five days after hurting flight attendant on China Southern flight

Man detained for five days after hurting flight attendant on China Southern flight

A Chinese man on board China Southern flight CZ814 from Hefei to Guangzhou was arrested and spent five days in a holding cell for his behaviour earlier this week.

Chinese media outlets reported that the passenger, surnamed Xia, took the liberty to seat himself in the business class cabin despite purchasing only an economy class ticket.

According to The Nanfang Insider, he proceeded to take his shoes off and put them in the seat in front of him, ignoring requests from the flight attendants to remove them.

He then made a further nuisance of himself by going to the toilet and asking for hot water while the plane was taking off. Things got to a head when he shouted at a female attendant who had asked him politely to sit down, even grabbing her arm in a rough manner and leaving bruises on it.

Xia was detained by police when the plane landed on Dec 16.

On an Air China flight

Violent scuffle breaks out on plane over noisy kid, cramped seats

Violent scuffle breaks out on plane over noisy kid, cramped seats

Cramped seats and noisy kids – these are just some of the pet peeves that you might typically encounter on board a flight.

However, a disagreement over these ended up in a hair-pulling incident between three parties on an Air China flight from Chongqing to Hong Kong on Dec 17.

CCTV News said in a Facebook post that two female passengers got into a “simple quarrel” when they complained that a child sitting behind them was making too much noise.

The child’s family responded by saying the women had reclined their seats back down too far and was causing their child discomfort.

News reports said the disagreement quickly escalated to a fight and the women began shoving and pulling each other’s hair on the plane.

According to a report in the Chongqing Morning Post, the argument continued to escalate to the point that the crew even considered turning the plane around.

Fortunately, the flight managed to continue on to the destination and the women and their families were subsequently questioned by the police after they disembarked, said online reports.


More than 100 million Chinese have travelled overseas this year, more than the citizens of any other country.


Chinese authorities vow to punish nationals who assaulted crew during flight

Published: 12:44 PM, December 14, 2014

BEIJING — Chinese authorities vowed to severely punish Chinese travellers who threw hot water and noodles on a Thai flight attendant and threatened to bomb the plane after they became enraged over sitting arrangements.

China National Tourism Administration said yesterday (Dec 13) the tourists disrupted the flight, hurt other passengers and “badly damaged the overall image of the Chinese people.” It comes at a time when the Chinese are travelling more but also becoming notorious for rough behaviour.

The Chinese tourism administration did not say what punishment the tourists could face, but the statement suggested that the travel agency that organised the trip could be punished for failing to offer proper behaviour guidance and that the tourists should be blacklisted for bad credit.

中 國報訊:中國情侶大鬧泰國亞航航班事件持續發酵,恫言炸機大罵空服人員的男乘客在回國后,更拒絕下飛機,後經勸說離開飛機卻又佔據登機廊橋因拒絕下機,再 度引來批評。中國國家旅遊局週六晚發聲明,指已對4名中國乘客的嚴重不文明行為進行調查核實工作,將相關遊客行為納入個人信用不良記錄。(香港成報網)



At last, the pilot speaks up…


Sunday December 14, 2014 MYT 7:04:56 AM

AirAsia: Pilot turned back for passengers’ safety

PETALING JAYA: The pilot of a chartered Thai AirAsia flight from Bangkok to Nanjing, China, decided to return to Bangkok after an agitated passenger started uttering threats to bring down the plane.

The captain made the decision after the passenger’s female companion, believed to be his girlfriend, had earlier splashed hot water on a flight attendant.

The couple were among passengers in a tour group, who were initially not happy at not being able to sit next to each other on the flight that took off at 5.55pm on Thursday from Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport.

Assisted by flight attendants, other passengers made way so the duo could be seated together. However, an argument soon broke out between the couple.

“During the flight, the passenger exhibited dissatisfaction with a member of the cabin crew by using hot water to scald her, inju­ring the attendant.

“The captain decided to return the plane to Don Mueang Airport, deeming her actions as endangering other passengers and impe­ding in-flight service,” AirAsia said in a statement.

The hot water was believed to be the broth inside a cup noodle container.

This video, despite the title, doesn’t show anything of the incident except afterwards. A man can be seen standing up in the cabin uttering threats.

Chinese media reported that instant noodles were thrown at the flight attendant along with the hot water

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A screenshot shows a photo posted to the verified account of Weibo user Zhang Xiao following an attack on an Air Asia flight attendant by a Chinese passenger. – Weibo


Thai AirAsia flight forced to make U-turn after passenger throws hot water at stewardess

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Passenger jet forced to make emergency landing in Bangkok after unruly traveller scalds flight attendant with cup of hot water and instant noodles

A Thai AirAsia flight to eastern China was forced to return to Bangkok after an unruly passenger threw a cup of hot water and noodles at a flight attendant.

The budget airline said a Chinese passenger berated the woman before scalding her with water on a charter flight to Nanjing on Thursday night.

Colleagues administered first aid while the plane returned to Bangkok, where the female passenger and her entourage of three people were kicked off the flight.

Chinese media reported that instant noodles were thrown at the flight attendant along with the hot water

Chinese media reported that instant noodles were thrown at the flight attendant along with the hot water

Chinese media reported that instant noodles were thrown at the flight attendant along with the hot water.

A video obtained by China National Radio shows a man standing up in the cabin and making a threat to bomb the plane.

The airline’s statement said the captain and the crew invited the female passenger to discuss the situation at the airport and they reached ‘an amicable conclusion.’

The captain of the flight, which was still in Thai airspace at the time, decided to return to Don Mueang where four Chinese passengers were ejected and detained at a police station.


BANGKOK: A AirAsia Thai flight FD9101 carrying passengers from Thailand to China was forced to return to Bangkok after a Chinese passenger threw hot water at a cabin attendant, the airline said today.

The flight departed Bangkok’s northern airport Don Mueang for Nanjing at 5.55pm on Thursday with 174 passengers and six crew on board but was forced to turn back after one of the passengers attacked a steward.

“During the flight a Chinese female passenger was not satisfied with the service and when the cabin attendant came she threw hot water at the cabin attendant,” the airline said in statement.

An official said the woman and her travelling companion were initially angered at not being seated together. Other passengers moved seats allowing them to sit side by side but the pair started to argue with each other before the attack took place.






Saturday December 13, 2014 MYT 9:43:36 AM

Hot water thrown at flight attendant by passenger on Thai AirAsia flight

PETALING JAYA: A flight attendant on board a Thai AirAsia flight from Bangkok to Nanjing was scalded after an angry passenger threw hot water at her.

The pilot of the chartered flight Thursday evening turned the aircraft back to Bangkok after the incident and asked the passenger and three others travelling with her to disembark, AP reported.

The flight attendant received first aid from her colleagues, a statement from the budget airline said.

At the airport office, the captain and the crew discussed the situation with the Chinese passenger as her actions were deemed a flight risk, and reached “an amicable conclusion,” the statement added.

According the Chinese media reports, instant noodles were thrown at the attendant along with the hot water.

Passengers on a flight from Singapore to Brisbane say they were forced to restrain a raging Australian man who damaged a seat and bit a fellow passenger on the arm.

Brisbane-bound plane turns back to Singapore as passengers restrain man in a rage
AP Photo The incident happened aboard Etihad Airways flight 470

Etihad Airways flight 470 was forced to return to Singapore, where the man was escorted from the plane.

The flight later landed safely in Brisbane.

Passenger Tracey Mewis said the man, believed to be in his early 30s, had been acting strangely in Singapore before their initial boarding.

“We thought he was just off his face – he hassled two lots of couples,” she said.

“They did talk to him before he got on the plane, they pulled him aside.

“Once we got on the plane he was OK for about 40 minutes.”

But he then ripped the TV screen out from the seat in front of him and attacked passengers and crew.

“He assaulted one of the male flight attendants and then guys on the plane just pinned him down and held him down and restrained him,” Ms Mewis said.

One of the men who restrained him, Rob Metaich, arrived in Brisbane with a bandaged arm.

“I had to apprehend him and in doing so just got a bit of a bite on the arm,” he said.

“It’s my birthday today too.

“I don’t know what was going on with him, maybe a bit of substance abuse, he was clearly drunk.”

Fellow passenger Callum Glass said the man seemed to be afraid of a threat to the aircraft.

“He just started attacking the TV screen and hitting it, and he ripped it out thinking there was a bomb behind it,” Mr Glass said.

‘I thought we’d been hijacked’

Fellow passenger David Bradbury also helped restrain the man.

“He was quoting religious quotes and all sorts of things.

“Just for the blink of an eye I thought we’d been hijacked, just for a blink of an eye and then I realised what was happening.”

Another passenger said the situation could have been much worse.

“What if he grabbed hold of a door and opened a door? People weren’t strapped in at that stage,” Brian Schillinger said.

“It could have been a catastrophe as far as I’m concerned.”

Why do some travelers squabble about overhead bin space? Or feud over an armrest? Why, when a passenger reclines his seat, does another respond with rage befitting the pages of “Lord of the Flies”?

What makes rational travelers like you and me suddenly explode?

One of the most obvious catalysts is, of course, a crowded cabin. Many seats are thinner and narrower than in the past, and planes like some 777s, which used to have only nine seats across in coach, now cram 10 across.

“When you crowd people together, there is a point at which they are no longer able to function appropriately,” said Leon James, a professor of psychology at the University of Hawaii who has studied road and air rage. Crowding breeds feelings of alienation, cynicism and anonymity. It leads, as Dr. James put it, to “a breakdown of ordinary social inhibitions” — such as controlling one’s explosive emotions.

Etihad incident? How should air rage be dealt with?

The diversion of pilot attention to what is going on in the cabin rather than the cockpit is the point at which air rage becomes really serious

The latest publicised air rage incident on an Etihad jet forced to return to Singapore while flying to Brisbane is the type of incident neither airlines nor the relevant authorities have ever been able to prevent, yet may have already been able to reduce in terms of frequency.

The reports suggest that the offending passenger drew attention  to himself prior to boarding, but then conformed to the behavioral standards of the airline and Singapore Airport long enough for him to be allowed to continue to the aircraft through the various identity and security related processes that are in place.

Then less than an hour later, he may have suffered from a paranoid delusion, or whatever, and reportedly damaged the interior of the jet, and assaulted persons on board, causing the flight to return to Singapore.

Whatever the cause of the incident, airlines have to deal with two critical tests in making their decisions in such incidents. They are the risk that the disrupting passenger poses to other immediate vicinity passengers and cabin crew, for whom the airlines have clear duties of care, and the major consideration, the overall safety of the flight.


crew score a good one and subdue an angry, air rage passenger well done folks!

Ryanair crew subdue air rage man

Ryanair crew forcibly restrain passenger in air rage incident

Ryanair crew forcibly restrain passenger in air rage incident

Discussion in ‘Latest Airline Incidents‘ started by Sam, Thursday at 3:36 PM.

Air rage is an increasingly common occurrence.

Earlier this year, the 41-year-old niece of fashion icon Ralph Lauren was charged in Shannon in relation to an air rage incident on board a JFK New York bound flight from Barcelona.

Jennifer Lauren was subsequently fined €2,000 for pushing an air hostess and swearing at airline staff on board a Delta Air Lines flight which had to be diverted to Shannon Airport last January.

Ms Lauren solicitor’s claimed in court that her actions were out of character and caused by a reaction to alcohol mixed with medication.

More than 200 passengers and crew were on board the flight. The diversion cost Delta $43,158 (€31,770).

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