Definition of air rage in English:

air rage

noun

  • Violent anger directed mainly at inflight airline personnel and arising from the frustrations and stresses of air travel.

    • ‘The journey provides numerous hazards - aeroplanes carry the risk of deep-vein thrombosis, terrorists or other passengers with air rage.’
    • ‘Judges have been accused of being too lenient when dealing with drunk, abusive and violent air rage offenders.’
    • ‘Opponents even suggest that allowing fliers to use cell phones could lead to an increase in air rage.’
    • ‘He ended up in prison for a trumped-up charge of air rage.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I'm tired of road rage and air rage and explosions and death.’
    • ‘The airline recorded more than 230 cases of air rage last year, although it does not log incidents that happen on the ground.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There is air rage, delays, mechanical problems, over-crowding, excessive tickets, rotten food.’
    • ‘When exactly did air rage become the new thing?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 government has formed a working party to collect data from airlines about air rage, in order that the phenomenon can be properly measured.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Foss examines the psychology of flying - air rage, fear, overcrowding.’
    • ‘Road rage, air rage, work stress, etc. have invaded our society.’
    • ‘It is the travel insurance for our times: cover against witnessing air rage.’
    • ‘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.’
    annoyance, vexation, exasperation, crossness, irritation, irritability, indignation, pique, displeasure, resentment
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Pronunciation

air rage

/ˈɛ(r) ˌreɪdʒ//ˈe(r) ˌrāj/