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Air Rage

photograph from Health & Safety story

(before 2003)

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People that work for airlines say that air rage is a growing problem. Air rage is when a passenger on a plane gets mad and starts acting badly. This is a problem that needs to be fixed for the safety of everyone on the plane.

Sometimes angry passengers yell at the flight attendants. Flight attendants have had food thrown at them. Some of them have even been grabbed and hit.

It can be dangerous to have a passenger that is out-of-control on a plane. The safety of the workers and passengers can be in jeopardy. Airline workers want something to be done to protect everyone.

Workers want the airlines to train them better to deal with angry passengers. They also want to have equipment available to restrain abusive passengers. They hope that these things could help protect themselves and everyone on the plane.

Punishment for acting badly on a plane is getting stricter. People that assault an airline worker will be fined a lot of money. They can even be put in prison for up to 20 years.

(This was adapted from an original story provided by News10 KXTV Sacramento.)

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