Air Rage! What is the cause?


#1

flightaware.com/live/flight/COA39

This is a diversion to Goose Bay today. Passenger had been drinking, became ’ unrulely’, forcing a diversion to Goose Bay.

Passenger had to be carried off the aircraft and will be charged.

I see about one of these per month coming into CYYR.

Question, is there a physiological reason for Air Rage, like a combination of alcohol and cabin pressure adding up the the passenger losing control of their faculties?


#2

Yes. Don’t believe me? Try it!


#3

Question, is there a physiological reason for Air Rage, like a combination of alcohol and cabin pressure adding up the the passenger losing control of their faculties?

I would think so. I did not recieve any instruction on what causes air rage, just how to deal with air rage. It could possibly be that the passeneger is afraid of heights or flying or maybe doesn’t like blasting through the skies in a metal tube while breathing recycled air. :astonished:


#4

Plus, these passengers know that most of the time, they’re on a plane full of people they’ll never come across again in their life, so for some reason, that gives some people a little extra nerve.


#5

To that, add a touch of claustrophobia.

Whatever happened to those old favorite fares: Wing class and Baggage class?