air rage

air rage
air rage noun (informal)
Uncontrolled anger or aggression on an aeroplane, esp endangering the safety of fellow-passengers
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air rage UK US noun [uncountable]
violent behaviour by an aircraft passenger towards other people on the aircraft
Thesaurus: air travel and relating to air travelhyponym

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

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