Posted by: athomas
The penetration of the cockpit by a passenger while an AA flight was boarding in Honduras might be viewed by some as just another crazy guy freaking out.

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It could very well be true that it was just another case of Air Rage.

Still, we can never let our guard down.

As documented in my book of September 2001, there were 36 cases of a passenger entering the cockpit of a commercial airliner in the 2 years prior to 9/11. Each of these were passed-off by government officials and the airlines as isolated incidents committed by unstable passengers.

Yet, we also know from detainee briefings of captured al-qaeda operatives that the 9/11 planners saw the weak cockpit door as THE vulnerability to be exploited on that day.

We need to remember that Air Rage incidents provide more calculating and dangerous actors tremendous insight into many security measures and vulnerabilities within the air transport system.

Posted by: athomas
Some people just can't help themselves.

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Posted by: athomas
Air rage is not confined to the air cabin. It can take place throughout the entire commercial air transport process.

This is a disturbing video of a brawl at Miami International that eventually ended with a law-enforcement officer apparently drawing his weapon on the crowd.

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In what is hoped to be the first of many positive steps forward to better manage the air rage risk, the FAA has announced conviction of an offense will alwso cause you to lose your TSA Pre-Check status. A good beginning!

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Posted by: athomas
This guy should be the poster child for the Fed's new prosecution approach to air ragers.

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A guy threatens to kill TSA officers; then picks up a stanchion and swings it as a weapon; heads butts some TVs; sits down; and, then, starts to rub one out. All the while yelling about "freedom".

Wow!

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Didn't even get a change to sit down...

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More than two decades ago, I wrote that this would be one of the best ways to reduce the number of air rage cases: treat them as significant criminal acts and punish the perpetrators accordingly.

It is FINALLY happening.

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Posted by: athomas
When the CEO of American Airlines calls the assault on a female flight attendant the worst he has ever seen, you know its bad...

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