How cabin crew deal with trouble at 38,000 feet

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How cabin crew deal with trouble at 38,000 feet

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Post by Richard Cranium » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:29 pm

How cabin crew deal with trouble at 38,000 feet

Tempers often get frayed in the air, especially at this time of year when flights are full and people can get carried away with holiday spirits. Jane Hardy takes a look at how cabin crew cope with unruly passengers.

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03 August, 2015 01:00

FEMALE cabin crew don't have an easy time of it, in spite of the nice uniforms and the chance to visit glamorous destinations. They get called trolly dollies, they have rapid turnarounds in sometimes unglamorous airports and, worst of all, they have to cope with increasing amounts of antisocial behaviour in the air.

It's estimated that air-rage incidents increased by just under 30 per cent between 2009 and 2010. Recently a United Airlines aeroplane made an unscheduled landing at Belfast International Airport because the behaviour of a male passenger en route from Rome to Chicago was considered a threat to the plane's security.

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