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You've probably heard horror stories about obnoxious airline passengers. Maybe you've even been on a plane with one. On Thursday, airline employees at Sacramento International Airport joined others around the world to call attention to a problem they say can be dangerous.

It's called "air rage." It includes everything from throwing food at flight attendants to grabbing them or shouting at them. There were 500 reports of such behavior last year, according to one airline workers' union.

Workers want the airlines to provide better training and restraint equipment. They also want the public to know about the problem.

There are hefty fines in place for assaulting an airline crew member. In fact, the maximum penalty has risen from $1,100 to $25,000. Disrupting a flight can bring a prison term of up to 20 years and a fine of $250,000.

(This story was provided by News10 KXTV Sacramento.)

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