Air rage still rare

Jake GammonHead of Omnibus, US
June 26, 2014, 1:49 PM GMT+0

Despite media coverage of some spectacular air rage confrontations, only 13% of Americans who travel by plane have ever been on a flight with somebody suffering from air rage. However, 17% admit to feeling their own stress-related rage while flying.

Before they get anywhere near the plane Americans are already provoked by the price of flights. Nearly two-thirds (64%) of Americans agree that the number one reason they dislike flying is cost. Small seats (49%), a lack of seating space (47%), security checkpoints (47%), and flight delays (47%) all also frustrate almost half of Americans.

Those older than 55 are more prone to complain about loud children (39%) than passengers between the ages of 18 and 34 (26%). Similarly, passengers who bring too much baggage are more likely infuriate fliers aged 55 and up (42%) compared to those between 18 and 34 (22%).

The inconvenience of immigration (15%), lack of entertainment (11%) and poor food (18%) although mentioned seem to be only minor irritants.

Have you seen or felt air rage while flying?

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