Passengers en route from Atlanta to Chicago probably weren’t expecting anything out of the ordinary to take place during their trip. Their hopes of an incident-free flight were dashed, however, when one woman started being disruptive. And although her fellow fliers begged her to behave herself, she ignored them, and as a result the flight was delayed by a mind-numbing four hours.
Indeed, air travel can be stressful at times. Not only do passengers have to organize their luggage, stand in line, pay attention to instructions and sit in a cramped space, but they also have to do so in the company of scores of other travelers. In other words, it takes patience to fly.
And, perhaps inevitably, there has been a rise in incidences of aggression on airplanes. But given shrinking leg room in the airplane cabin, severe delays and surly security staff, it’s perhaps not surprising that passenger violence is on the increase.