More air passengers flying off the handle

In October 2018, a passenger who hurled vulgarities at the cabin crew on a Singapore-bound flight was arrested when the plane landed at Changi Airport.
In October 2018, a passenger who hurled vulgarities at the cabin crew on a Singapore-bound flight was arrested when the plane landed at Changi Airport.PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW

Air rage cases up globally; cabin crew here see more unruly passengers

On a recent Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight to Manila, a passenger who had too much to drink refused to buckle up and insisted on using the toilet just before landing.

When the cabin crew tried to stop him, he abused them verbally.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 20, 2019, with the headline 'More air passengers flying off the handle'. Print Edition | Subscribe