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Unruly Passenger Owes Hawaiian Airlines $98,000 For Interfering With Flight Crew

The next time you’re even thinking about doing something you shouldn’t on an airplane, take a second and ask yourself: Is this worth tens of thousands of dollars? One Hawaiian Airlines passenger has learned not to mess with flight crew the hard way, and is now on the hook for almost $98,000. [More]

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Southwest Airlines Flight Diverted After Passenger Tries To Open Exit Door In Mid-Air

A Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Houston had to make an unscheduled landing in Corpus Christi, TX, after an unruly passenger tried to open the emergency exit door while the plane was in the air. [More]

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United Airlines Passenger Arrested For Fabricating Bomb Threat On Flight

While some passengers disrupt flights with drunken rages, verbally abusive outbursts, or other violent actions, others are quieter in their approach. Like a United Airlines passenger who was arrested after allegedly making up a bomb threat and reporting it to the flight crew. [More]

United Airlines Passenger Booted From Flight After Racist Rant, Verbally Abusing Crew

United Airlines Passenger Booted From Flight After Racist Rant, Verbally Abusing Crew

A new year, same air rage: just days into 2017, an airline passenger has been kicked off a flight for a reportedly racist rant aimed at his fellow travelers and verbally abusing flight attendants. [More]

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Could Badly-Behaved Airline Passengers Lead To A Better Flying Experience For Everyone?

Though it might be disheartening to hear that air rage incidents reported by airlines are on the rise, take heart, my fellow fliers: all those unruly passengers could, arguably, lead to positive change in the industry. [More]

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Air Rage Incidents Reported By Airlines On The Rise

They drink too much, bang on cockpit doors, smoke in the bathroom, light blankets on fire, and break things. It seems like we’re constantly reporting on disruptive passengers interfering with commercial flights, and there’s good reason: air rage incident reports from airlines are up worldwide, according to a new report. [More]

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American Airlines Diverts Flight After Disruptive Passenger Bangs On Cockpit Door

An American Airlines flight heading to Dallas/Fort Worth from Ontario, CA made an unscheduled stop in Lubbock this morning because of an unruly passenger who reportedly banged on the cockpit’s door. [More]

David Transier

British Airways Flight Diverted After Drunk Passenger Became “Abusive” Toward Crew

Think of all the work it takes to put a giant metal flying machine in the air, filled with people, and get it to where it’s supposed to go. Which makes it almost worse that it only takes one intoxicated person to force that plane to change course. This time, it was a British Airways flight that had to be diverted on the way to Orlando. [More]

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JetBlue Passenger Arrested After Allegedly Lighting Blankets On Fire During Flight

When the flight attendants tell a plane full of passengers that smoking is prohibited onboard, perhaps they should clarify that lighting anything on fire is not okay. Some people could probably use a reminder, like the traveler accused of using a lighter to set two blankets aflame during a JetBlue flight. [More]

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United Flight Diverted After Drunk Passenger Breaks Plane’s Bathroom Door

A United Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing in Nashville on Monday night, after an apparently intoxicated passenger broke one of the plane’s bathroom doors and threw up in the sink. [More]

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American Airlines Pilot Tackles Passenger Charged With Assaulting Flight Attendant

A Kentucky man is banned from flying on commercial airlines after being arrested on a slew of charges following an altercation with an American Airlines flight attendant that resulted in the man being pinned to the ground by the plane’s pilot. [More]

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United Airlines Flight Turns Around After Passenger Wouldn’t Stop Doing Yoga

We’re no strangers to the idea of one unruly passenger prompting a commercial flight to change course, but who would have ever thought someone could disrupt a flight by doing something so peaceful as yoga and meditation? Folks, it can happen, and it did. [More]

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Alaska Airlines Gives Passengers $100 Credit After Flight Disrupted By Drunk Traveler

When a flight is diverted to deal with a disruptive passenger, those left on the plane often receive little, if anything, in the way of compensation for the delay. But travelers on a recently interrupted Alaska Airlines flight received a financial apology from the airline. [More]

Alaska Airlines Flight Diverted After Unruly Passenger Allegedly Threatened Crew

Alaska Airlines Flight Diverted After Unruly Passenger Allegedly Threatened Crew

An Alaska Airlines flight headed to Boston from San Diego last night had to make an unscheduled stop midway through the trip, when a drunk passenger allegedly became abusive and threatened the crew, the airline said. [More]

American Airlines Flight Diverted After Passenger Allegedly Threatens The Plane, Other Travelers

American Airlines Flight Diverted After Passenger Allegedly Threatens The Plane, Other Travelers

Another day, another disruptive passenger prompting an emergency landing for another flight: once again, an American Airlines flight was diverted because of an unsettling situation on board. This time, officials say a passenger allegedly made threats on a plane traveling from Phoenix to New York City.

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American Airlines Flight Diverted After Passenger Allegedly Made “Alarming Statements,” Refused To Sit

American Airlines Flight Diverted After Passenger Allegedly Made “Alarming Statements,” Refused To Sit

Every day, millions of people manage to board airplanes, sit quietly for the duration of the flight and make it to their destination with relative ease. We don’t usually hear about those folks, however. Instead, unruly, disruptive passengers — whether they act that way on purpose or not — are the ones who keep making it into our news cycle. To wit: an American Airlines flight had to be diverted recently when a passenger allegedly made “alarming statements” and refused to take his seat.

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Flight Diversions For Unruly Passengers Can Cost Airlines A Hefty Chunk Of Change

Flight Diversions For Unruly Passengers Can Cost Airlines A Hefty Chunk Of Change

As we were reminded just yesterday, unruly, aggressive passengers leading to plane diversions has become an unwelcome trend in the air. While those situations are no doubt scary and disruptive for fellow travelers and crew members, they’re also costly.  [More]

American Airlines Flight Diverted Because Of Yet Another Unruly Passenger

American Airlines Flight Diverted Because Of Yet Another Unruly Passenger

Unfortunately, reports of unruly passengers diverting flights has become somewhat of an unwelcome norm recently. The trend continued on Tuesday when an American Airlines flight made an unexpected landing after one traveler became disruptive, threatened crew members, and had to be restrained.  [More]