Definition of air rage in English:

air rage


mass noun
  • Sudden violent anger or aggressive behaviour provoked in a passenger on board an aircraft by the stress associated with air travel.

    • ‘Flight attendants are concerned not only about terrorists, but also about passengers' air rage if they're forced to sit and listen to someone else chatter for three or four hours.’
    • ‘Road rage, air rage, work stress, etc. have invaded our society.’
    • ‘There is air rage, delays, mechanical problems, over-crowding, excessive tickets, rotten food.’
    • ‘On whether air rage is a real thing or just something they like to talk about in the media these days: ‘It's a reality but not a big problem.’’
    • ‘The government has formed a working party to collect data from airlines about air rage, in order that the phenomenon can be properly measured.’
    • ‘An aviation psychiatrist who advises airlines on the risks posed by air rage has revealed the threat of in-flight vigilantes is already being taken seriously.’
    • ‘Some also express fears that sky marshals could be tempted to become involved in less dangerous incidents, such as cases of air rage or drunken brawls on board.’
    • ‘It is the travel insurance for our times: cover against witnessing air rage.’
    • ‘He ended up in prison for a trumped-up charge of air rage.’
    • ‘Opponents even suggest that allowing fliers to use cell phones could lead to an increase in air rage.’
    • ‘Being subjected to unwanted interference in public places is becoming an issue and cell phone rage, along with road and air rage is on the rise.’
    • ‘When exactly did air rage become the new thing?’
    • ‘Foss examines the psychology of flying - air rage, fear, overcrowding.’
    • ‘As for introducing mobile phones on aircraft, we are at something of a loss to explain how this idea is compatible with reducing incidences of air rage.’
    • ‘The journey provides numerous hazards - aeroplanes carry the risk of deep-vein thrombosis, terrorists or other passengers with air rage.’
    • ‘I'm tired of road rage and air rage and explosions and death.’
    • ‘Judges have been accused of being too lenient when dealing with drunk, abusive and violent air rage offenders.’
    • ‘The safety of passengers and crew is paramount and we will not tolerate air rage in any shape or form, although such incidents are fortunately extremely rare.’
    • ‘Leading insurance firms are offering airline passengers special cover against air rage attacks after reports of violence on UK flights soared in the last year.’
    • ‘The airline recorded more than 230 cases of air rage last year, although it does not log incidents that happen on the ground.’
    annoyance, vexation, exasperation, crossness, irritation, irritability, indignation, pique, displeasure, resentment
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