air rage


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Wikipedia.
Like this video? Subscribe to our free daily email and get a new idiom video every day!

air rage

Sudden, unruly, and often violently aggressive behavior of a passenger aboard an airplane, generally while in the air, which puts the safety of other passengers, the crew, or the airplane at risk. The term is modeled on "road rage," which is the equivalent behavior in relation to driving. Airline crews are trained to diffuse incidents of air rage, which often start as minor disputes between passengers.
See also: air, rage
References in periodicals archive ?
Figures from the Civil Aviation Authority show 156 air rage incidents have been logged by British airlines so far this year.
Until Cho's air rage, macadamias were relatively unknown in Korea, Cross said.
com has a variety of air rage resources at http://www.
This is the latest incident in a long line of air rage attacks following passengers who binge on a cocktail of lethal alcohol in the skies.
Chubb, which also offers protection against being stalked or having your identity stolen, will reimburse people who have had to pay out for medical or psychiatric services as a result of air rage, and compensate those who had to take time off work.
Sheriff Neil Gow QC fined the two sectarian air rage culprits pounds 500 each.
Bacardi-Marthin's Christmas advertising has been thrown into disarray following brand ambassador Vinnie Jones' conviction for a drunken air rage assault.
News media coined the term air rage in the 1990s; although opinions vary as to its causes and what it encompasses, popular culture uses the term often in describing various incidents that occur during air travel.
A deputy public prosecutor had asked the judge for a deterrent sentence to prevent further air rage aboard aircraft.
These horrific events escalated air rage incidents by 400%, but more importantly they put the entire airline industry under the spotlight.
A MAN accused of air rage appeared before judges in two continents and spent three nights in a US jail before being sent home.
Airports are trying to cut air rage and boozing, so it doesn't help to fleece so blatantly us non-drinkers.
At the moment we have road rage - drivers having a go at each other, then air rage - drunken passengers on planes causing trouble, but the big one is about to come.
A MERSEYSIDE man launched a vicious anti-Muslim rant and tried to strangle an Arabic air stewardess during a drunken air rage attack, it emerged yesterday.
The air rage man leapt from his seat as the Boeing 767 from Cardiff airport was about to touch down in Gran Canaria.