More 'Entitled' People in the Air?

chisue

Heard on the radio today: US airlines have reported 1300 disruptive passengers to the feds just since February. Normally, it's a couple hundred a year. Passengers can be fined up to $35K. About 260 of those reported have been referred for charges.


Me! ME!! Meeeee!!!! Cult of the Special People.

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HU-178658043

Anti-maskers?

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LoneJack Zn 6a, KC

I haven't been on a commercial airplane in 15 years and don't miss it a bit. My last several flights were on my company's leased jet.

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Lucille

I don't fly any more, but remember past flights. Most passengers were courteous. Babies crying were mostly met with patience and calm. I just can't imagine the loud nasty scenes I hear described, where passengers not only have tantrums but apple to think that no rules apply to them and that airline staff are there as their personal servants.


I feel sorry for the staff and for all the reasonable passengers whose flights are disrupted.

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chisue

Oh, the anti-maskers are in another whole group. The 1300 are evidently worse -- at least the 260 already investigated and facing charges.

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b

Good grief! This pandemic has really brought the worst in some people, hasn't it?

Thank goodness it's also brought out the best in a far more others.

It kind of makes sense though, when you think about it. Who'd insist on flying during a pandemic if it wasn't absolutely necessary?

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Chi

I hope the airlines start requiring proof of vaccination for people to fly. I think that will be the key to getting a lot of hesitant people vaccinated.

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nicole___

When I moved into THIS neighborhood....100% are asking ME and my husband for FREE work to be done on their homes. At the last house, only 2. That's NERVE! Entitled is just a sub-group of problems these people have. haha DH & I have always heard THIS generation of children were the most coddled EVER ...in history.

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ci_lantro

The latest one that I read about was a female passenger on a flight was upset that the trash hadn't been picked up and ended up attacking two flight attendants.

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/woman-accused-of-fighting-with-attendants-on-nyc-flight-for-not-picking-up-her-garbage/3033425/

Booze? Stimulus checks?



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Michele

Chances are that people who are flying right now by choice are bolder in nature than the general population. Every single person I know is pretty reluctant. I think that may have a little something to do with it.

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Raye Smith

I flew for vacation last year & am flying this summer, no problem. My flights ( and I used to fly frequently for business) have been uneventful.

Maybe all these isolated people have lost their social skills and don't know how to interact with others now.

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Michele

Maybe some people never had social skills.

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Lars

I think another factor is which airports you are using.

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ci_lantro

I was on twelve flights last year and four flights so far this year. All non-eventful, thank goodness.

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bpath

Maybe all the ”good flyers” are on private air services.

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arcy_gw

HU-178658043 or fully vaccinated people who follow the science and want to urge the rest of the world to follow suit!!

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Raye Smith

Lars - I think that location is part of the equation. I've always had at least one portion of my flight through a southern airport. Although I've never had any issue on a plane I have experienced rudeness in an airport.

It was in Chicago, I wasn't walking as fast as the people behind me wanted me to on the moving sidewalk (and I was on the walking optional side of the belt). So a person behind me but their hand in the middle of my back and shoved me down as hard as they could, then stepped over me. Not one person helped me get back up but I figured that was typical behavior for that area of the country.

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Michele

Some people seem to make a deliberate effort to be abrasive.

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sleeperblues

I'm a Chicagoan by birth, and I can tell you that's not typical behavior. You were assaulted, and you should have had that person arrested.

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chisue

The entitlement element aboard airplanes is similar to what I'm hearing from residents regarding pandemic-ignoring visitors to Maui. A contingent of 'special people' have been flocking to the islands. Airport officials detaining more arriving passengers, fining/jailing/quarantining them, and sometimes returning them to the mainland because they ignored the mandates requiring Covid testing.

Years ago I complained when parents expected teachers to raise their kids. Now it's some flight attendent's job to police adults? Do we need more air marshalls? (Especially on 'vacation' flights?) Some people think a little money entitles them to do whatever they want, with no sense of 'the public weal'. Anti-vaxers and anti-maskers are similar in not understanding that they are not somehow not part of 'the public'.

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