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Air Rage Takes Off

The International Air Transport Association, a trade group representing 83 percent of world air traffic, says incidents of air rage have shot skyward.
 
There were 10,854 cases reported by airlines in 2015, and 11 percent of them got physical. Compare that to 9,316 incidents the year before. Some 23 percent was thought to be connected to alcohol consumption.
 
The IATA blames the passenger. Its recommendations include forcing airports to cut back on alcohol sales and encouraging countries to tighten punishment laws for anti-social behavior.
 
The passengers, no doubt, blame the ever-restrictive and frustrating product delivered by the airlines, but the IATA doesn't acknowledge increasingly inhuman treatment by its member airlines as a contributing cause.
 

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