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Vox.com: Why there are so many viral confrontations on airplanes

Vox.com: Why there are so many viral confrontations on airplanes

Old Nov 2, 18, 8:09 pm
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Vox.com: Why there are so many viral confrontations on airplanes

“Incidents like these are extremely common, and even have an official name: “air rage.” Every few weeks, a new story makes headlines, whether it’s men yelling at flight attendants or women yelling at babies. Of course, flying is a notoriously frustrating process, but so is going to the DMV or registering for internet service. Yet air travel seems to elicit a unique rage.“

https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2018/1...lying-airlines
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Old Nov 3, 18, 6:13 pm
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easy - national 'news' will pick up airplane videos more easily than most other videos
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Old Nov 4, 18, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
easy - national 'news' will pick up airplane videos more easily than most other videos
And there are a couple hundred people right there, most all with smart phones, ready to record and share it.

Though the part about the presence of different classes of service - and in particular where passengers board relative to those classes of service, which the Vox article leaves out from the source article - leading to an increase in incidents is fascinating. The study was based on one airline over five years, so grain of salt, but I wonder if there is a statistically significant difference in the rate of incidents between single-class airlines like WN and those with multiple service classes.
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Old Nov 4, 18, 8:18 pm
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Originally Posted by vanillabean View Post
Every few weeks, a new story makes headlines,
How do you define "so many"?

One "every few weeks" make it about a one in 50 million (enplanements) occurrence (US only).
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Old Nov 9, 18, 10:50 pm
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indeed >

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And there are a couple hundred people right there
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One "every few weeks" make it about a one in 50 million (enplanements) occurrence (US only).
so total number of people every day / week / month

media makes everything sound like high percentage, it never is

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Old Nov 11, 18, 12:29 pm
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Pack people into a tube, compound it with delays, tarmac waits, tighter seats and fees for everything and you get some ticking time bomb personalities.

I could make some not so kind generalizations about our society in this day & age but I think we all get the basic idea,
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