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Airlines grapple with rise in turbulent passengers

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Animals are treated better than plane passengers!

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I have no idea why these troublemakers are not routinely arrested and prosecuted. It seems long term lax enforcement is the main problem.

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The most common incidents involved passengers smoking or vaping in the cabin or toilet, refusing to buckle their seatbelt, failing to respect baggage limits and storage instructions and consumption of their own alcohol on board.

How is that considered turbulent??

It seems that ANYTHING will get you in trouble on board these days.

Animals are treated better than plane passengers!

agree.

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The most common incidents involved passengers smoking or vaping in the cabin or toilet, refusing to buckle their seatbelt, failing to respect baggage limits and storage instructions and consumption of their own alcohol on board.

A lavatory fire in the very dry air is a very serious threat. If the fire is not brought under control and burn through wiring or gets into an enclosed space, it could result in a catastrophic failure (everyone dies).

Failing to fasten the seat belt puts not only the idiot goober at risk but also the flight crew who are obligated by aviation law to ensure safe operations as well as the goober’s fellow passengers as he (it’s always a he) rag-dolls around the cabin.

There’s only so much storage in the cabin (although I too think the fees to check bags are a cheap way to piss people off.)

And consumption of too much alcohol is what starts this silliness in the first place. I like to drink on the plane too (it’s the only time I drink anymore), but I’m a chill drunk.

Animals are treated better than plane passengers!

Bunk. Air travel is safer and cheaper than its ever been and if you behave you’re treated just fine.

Sit down, fasten your seat belt and read a book.

If you don’t like getting there faster safer and cheaper than any other option, then take a train walk or swim.

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Quadruple the fines, give out substantial flying bans and give mandatory sentences. The fines will help pay for more air marshals and the others will help to deter most fools.

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Quadruple the fines, give out substantial flying bans and give mandatory sentences.

Copy that! Charge for dumped fuel (thousands of dollars) and landing fees (thousands of dollars) and publicize the fines.

That guy who forced a divert on United last week because his business class meal wasn’t available?

The fees for that should run into the tens of thousands of dollars.

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Many people became mental because of being in fear of Covid caused by fear mongering by the media and politicians. They still haven’t become better it seems.

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Strangerland

Litglw odias based on science. I based my decision on data that became available in April 2020, showing the risk factors based on age, health conditions etc. It was easy to make a rational decision at that point and onwards further data confirmed this.

Governments said they did lockdowns, vaccine passports due to science, all since proved unnecessary and counter productive. I never believe anyone, I check data which cannot have a bias.

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Governments said they did lockdowns, vaccine passports due to science, all since proved unnecessary and counter productive. I never believe anyone, I check data which cannot have a bias.

And have you found any people who weren't listening to podcast rhetoric, who agree with you?

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Stangerland

Yes, many people who believed the hype at the ie and have now seen the truth. Erm, the U.K. government now admits the lockdowns did more harm than good

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Articles like this and the many YouTube videos illustrating the horrid behavior of passengers makes me happy to live in Japan. Here most people don’t object to sitting next to a stranger they don’t like (often racists or orthodox believers who refuse to sit next to the opposite sex) or have problems following instructions on seatbelts, masks, etc. Civilization always wins.

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Burning

Oh, don't be silly. The pandemic had an awful effect on many. The trauma from isolation, fear and a lack of social intercourse can last for years. Let's base stuff on facts not speculation

No idea why you bought Mr Ramsay into the equation, as far as I know none of his restaurants specialize in curry dishes.

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