Air rage cases soar on UK flights: Report
The number of “air rage” incidents on UK airlines has quadrupled over a three-year period, according to official figures.
Quoting Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) data, the BBC reported that there were 386 dangerous incidents in 2015 - compared with just 85 in 2013. It is an offence to be drunk on a plane or to refuse to obey instructions given by the captain. Examples of incidents quoted by the CAA include disruptive passengers fighting each other and one who had to be restrained during the flight after “progressively disruptive behaviour” before attempting to open the plane door.