76 percent have sympathy for air rage reveals Skyscanner

Tuesday 24, August 2010


76 percent have sympathy for air rage reveals Skyscanner


Following the news of air steward Steven Slater exiting a plane via the emergency slide after an argument with a passenger, Skyscanner can reveal that over three quarters of travellers had sympathy for him.


Only 24% disapproved of his unorthodox departure from the aircraft, believing it was ‘highly unprofessional’.


15% of Skyscanner users said that they had experienced air rage themselves, either through an argument with another passenger, or with cabin crew.


Searching for possible causes of air rage, Skyscanner asked its users what people found most annoying whilst flying. 


‘Other people’s children’ were ranked the most likely cause of annoyance, with 77% saying that they found them ‘extremely annoying’. 


59% applied the same label to ‘rowdy groups of passengers such as stags, hens and football supporters’.


Ranked in order of most annoying, other elements that had the potential to incite air rage were: people reclining their seats, lack of legroom, price of food onboard, noise from other people’s MP3 players, onboard charity collections, and the ‘battle of the armrest’.



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