Update 13 Dec 2013: Airlines seek new rules to handle unruly travellers
Fighting soccer fans, fashion models screaming obscenities and a
French film star relieving himself in the gangway are just a few well
publicised examples of what airlines say is a growing trend of abusive
passenger behaviour on planes.
Briefing journalists this week, the International Air Transport
Association (IATA) said it aims to use a conference in Montreal next
March to seek agreement on the rights of crews and captains to do
whatever is necessary to subdue offenders.
"Unruly passenger behaviour...is on the increase," Tim Colehan of the
Geneva-based grouping told reporters. " It is a problem which our crews
and other travellers face every day."
15 most annoying plane passengers
You know those really annoying people who you hope never sit next to you on
the plane, but do? The rather large bloke with bad breath who hogs the arm rest; the terrible
tot who kicks your seat the whole way; the screaming baby…From stag dos to screaming babies, here's how to deal with the most
bothersome people on your flight.
1. The Chatterbox