Air Rage Information Resources

Extreme misbehavior by unruly passengers, often called air rage or sky rage, can lead to some tense moments in the air and may even put crew members and passengers at risk. Reasons for such behavior include excessive alcohol consumption, smoking bans, crowding, and long flights, psychological feelings of a loss of control, or problems with authority figures. The following resources should provide the passenger or the airline professional with insights into how to deal with these situations.

Related Resources
Advice on the Use of Portable Electronic Devices
Fear of Flying
Making Complaints

An Unruly Southwest Passenger Killed by Other Passengers


Media Coverage
BBC 23 July 2001 report featuring 2000 UK statistics
BBC 1 April 1999 special report

Air Rage Information Resources -- Revised 22 March 2012