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(CNBC)   So far this year, 3400 cases of people being jerks on an airplane. 22% of American refuse to wear a mask while flying. 7% think it's ok to take it out on flight staff   (cnbc.com) divider line
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2021-07-15 3:10:01 PM  
7% think it's ok to take it out on flight staff

I'm pretty sure that's illegal, even on an international flight.
 
2021-07-15 3:44:50 PM  
It's okay to take off the mask while you're drinking. So, I could pretty much leave it all most of the flight.
 
2021-07-15 3:50:41 PM  
"I think people are using the mask mandate as an excuse for poor behavior. A rule is a rule," Amirzadeh said. She's worried the situation could get even worse once her airline resumes serving alcohol in the coming weeks.
"I do think that doing that could cause additional concerns and problems within the cabin," she said.


I think the opposite. I bet most of the people giving them problems are power drinking at the bar to top up before getting on the plane and have their 'liquids' baggies filled with miniatures.
But then again I'm a happy drunk. I did notice that Amtrak hasn't had problems, and you can bring an ice chest with beer and mixers there.
 
2021-07-15 4:07:32 PM  
People don't understand rights and priveliges.
We've been over this before.
 
2021-07-15 4:08:13 PM  
Start farking spacing the people who do this out the cargo hold. Or give flight attendants tasers. Or both. I am sick of being surrounded by assholes.
 
2021-07-15 4:08:25 PM  
Booze x mental illness + claustrophobic conditions = airplane shenanigans.
 
2021-07-15 4:08:55 PM  
Yeah, people are dicks but the airlines treat us like cattle so youre gonna get some shiatty behavior.

Flying used to be fun, now its equivalent to an extremely expensive and uncomfortable bus ride.
 
2021-07-15 4:10:36 PM  
no mask, huh? how about some duct tape, then
 
2021-07-15 4:10:37 PM  
Who could've guessed that the Brave Patriots who laugh at a silly little virus were actually poorly-behaved children?
 
2021-07-15 4:10:55 PM  

dothemath: Yeah, people are dicks but the airlines treat us like cattle so youre gonna get some shiatty behavior.

Flying used to be fun, now its equivalent to an extremely expensive and uncomfortable bus ride.


The warm plastic cup of urine given to a flight attendant was the end for me.
 
2021-07-15 4:11:24 PM  
"The FAA said 150 cases of unruly passengers were reported in the past week"

approximately 16 million people flew domestically last week
 
2021-07-15 4:12:33 PM  
Rich people problems.
 
2021-07-15 4:13:18 PM  
A contributing problem is alcohol. Close the bars at airports and stop serving alcohol on flights. Every day in the US there is at least one alcohol related incident that forces a plane to land at a mid-flight airport to remove a passenger. Every day! Until some kind of control can be made to stop this waste of time and treasure for the airlines, booze must be curtailed. It contributes to the aggression of already aggressive anti-maskholes.

Its a shame because I am old enough to remember being able to go to the local airport on dates, walk straight to restaurant or bars and order meals and sit and watch planes take off and land with schmaltz muzak playing in the background, listening to the announcements for arrivals and departures, and so on. It actually made for interesting dates and gave you something to talk about to get conversations rolling on first dates.
 
2021-07-15 4:14:11 PM  
Seems to agree with the mountains of data that show that around 1 in 4 Americans is a complete asshole. I'd be curious to see how that compares to other developed countries, but I think I already know.

/ We're #1, we're #1!
 
2021-07-15 4:15:04 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Start farking spacing the people who do this out the cargo hold. Or give flight attendants tasers. Or both.


With an extra long cable so you ride the lightning all the way to the ground.
 
2021-07-15 4:16:43 PM  
I've really got to think this is a regional thing.

I've flown a couple of times since this started, and yeah, anecdotal, but i haven't seen anything approaching a problem.

But i'm also not flying bumblefark to orlando with 3 connections.
 
2021-07-15 4:16:43 PM  
So whats the percentage of people who refuse to get on the flying sardine cans of no leg room and annoying drunk business asshole?

I haven't been on a plane in 11 years. Airlines have merged. re-merged, and gone out of business since I was last on a plane. Fark 'em.
 
2021-07-15 4:16:45 PM  

Nick Nostril: Seems to agree with the mountains of data that show that around 1 in 4 Americans is a complete asshole. I'd be curious to see how that compares to other developed countries, but I think I already know.

/ We're #1, we're #1!


All I have to say is the other 75% of y'all are slacking.
 
2021-07-15 4:17:31 PM  

optikeye: "I think people are using the mask mandate as an excuse for poor behavior. A rule is a rule," Amirzadeh said. She's worried the situation could get even worse once her airline resumes serving alcohol in the coming weeks.
"I do think that doing that could cause additional concerns and problems within the cabin," she said.

I think the opposite. I bet most of the people giving them problems are power drinking at the bar to top up before getting on the plane and have their 'liquids' baggies filled with miniatures.
But then again I'm a happy drunk. I did notice that Amtrak hasn't had problems, and you can bring an ice chest with beer and mixers there.


People should be able to make it 3 to 4 hours without getting drunk.   That's why I sleep ON the plane and get drunk when I land.  Keeps you from going to the wrong resort....again
 
2021-07-15 4:18:25 PM  
I ate Pistachios for a good portion of my last plane trip. No mask necessary when actively eating. Almost like being free.
 
2021-07-15 4:18:52 PM  

dothemath: Yeah, people are dicks but the airlines treat us like cattle so youre gonna get some shiatty behavior.

Flying used to be fun, now its equivalent to an extremely expensive and uncomfortable bus ride.


But bus rides are now like taking a rickshaw with a 1 legged driver, so it's still better
 
2021-07-15 4:19:30 PM  

Zybar Fooman's Three-Headed Child: dothemath: Yeah, people are dicks but the airlines treat us like cattle so youre gonna get some shiatty behavior.

Flying used to be fun, now its equivalent to an extremely expensive and uncomfortable bus ride.

The warm plastic cup of urine given to a flight attendant was the end for me.


Yeah, it sucks.
But, again, the airlines treat their customers like garbage.
I fu*king hate flying commercial.
 
2021-07-15 4:20:03 PM  
Also we are averaging close to 2 million flyers a day right now, so, to be honest, i don't think those are terrible numbers for the asshole range in incidents.

Also the 22% and 7% numbers were just from a random survey, and not of actual travelers or reported incidents.

Be critical on what you farking read people, no matter what side of the idiot aisle you are on.
 
2021-07-15 4:20:08 PM  

Lurk Who's Talking: A contributing problem is alcohol. Close the bars at airports and stop serving alcohol on flights. Every day in the US there is at least one alcohol related incident that forces a plane to land at a mid-flight airport to remove a passenger. Every day! Until some kind of control can be made to stop this waste of time and treasure for the airlines, booze must be curtailed. It contributes to the aggression of already aggressive anti-maskholes.

Its a shame because I am old enough to remember being able to go to the local airport on dates, walk straight to restaurant or bars and order meals and sit and watch planes take off and land with schmaltz muzak playing in the background, listening to the announcements for arrivals and departures, and so on. It actually made for interesting dates and gave you something to talk about to get conversations rolling on first dates.


1st dates start with a Penis text now.  That usually gets the balls rolling
 
2021-07-15 4:20:48 PM  

Lurk Who's Talking: Close the bars at airports and stop serving alcohol on flights.


fight me
 
2021-07-15 4:21:08 PM  
I have a solution.

Federally legalize marijuana.
Enforce marijuana use on airplanes.

No gummy bear?
"Get off my plane!" - Harrison Ford
 
2021-07-15 4:22:51 PM  

Purple_Urkle: I have a solution.

Federally legalize marijuana.
Enforce marijuana use on airplanes.

No gummy bear?
"Get off my plane!" - Harrison Ford


My idea was everyone gets a part of a bat. Maybe a half dozen pieces, randomly distributed per seat.

You form a quorum to use it and put it together, have at it.

Would keep airline behavior, terrorism, etc. all in check.
 
2021-07-15 4:23:20 PM  

zepillin: "The FAA said 150 cases of unruly passengers were reported in the past week"

approximately 16 million people flew domestically last week


Cases are almost certainly being underreported. Especially if it's some clown who is pretending to spend 3 hours eating a bag of pistachios, as we have here.
 
2021-07-15 4:23:51 PM  
Really it isn't that difficult a problem to fix. All passenger airplanes need to be equipped with some sort of airlock, in which unruly passengers may be placed for quick and efficient "deplaning" without all the hassle and lost time of returning to the airport. This will also have the effect of improving the behavior of unruly passengers who perhaps would not like to be "deplaned" at 30,000 ft.
 
2021-07-15 4:25:36 PM  
Just take a cue from the Fifth Element.
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2021-07-15 4:25:43 PM  
You need, what, three or four flight attendants for a 737? I'd just make sure one is a 6'5" 255# brawler with MMA training, biceps like Popeye, a facial tattoo, and a missing index finger (or nose that's clearly been broken and never healed right).
 
2021-07-15 4:26:50 PM  
Even from TFA:

including more than 2,400 reports of passengers refusing to comply with the federal mask mandate.

Even if these all happened TODAY, it would represent less than .0016% of travelers.

YES THERE ARE farkING IDIOTS OUT THERE. YES ITS SOMETHING WORTHY OF DISCUSSION.

Lets get farking headlines straight mods and not just become some politically sensitive version of the drudge report circa 1999.
 
2021-07-15 4:27:43 PM  

Karma Chameleon: Start farking spacing the people who do this out the cargo hold. Or give flight attendants tasers. Or both. I am sick of being surrounded by assholes.


screw that.

mask up, or your ass is walking home and no we don't wait for the plane to land.

YEET
 
2021-07-15 4:27:45 PM  
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2021-07-15 4:29:38 PM  

Theaetetus: Just take a cue from the Fifth Element.
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2021-07-15 4:32:19 PM  
Ban the farkers for life from airlines.
 
2021-07-15 4:32:45 PM  
Im waiting for the flight staff to smash someones face into the seat infront of them and the entire plane cheers
 
2021-07-15 4:34:09 PM  

iamskibibitz: You need, what, three or four flight attendants for a 737? I'd just make sure one is a 6'5" 255# brawler with MMA training, biceps like Popeye, a facial tattoo, and a missing index finger (or nose that's clearly been broken and never healed right).


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Yakuza, ya lose-a.
 
2021-07-15 4:34:47 PM  

lolmao500: Ban the farkers for life from airlines.


For the most part you are, even before uncle sam gets involved. You manage to piss off one of the bigger carriers, nobody else will touch you. Even before you get escorted off a plane. If that happens, you better start a good backstory about how you like taking greyhound because you are a huge Simon and Garfunkel fan.
 
2021-07-15 4:38:42 PM  
Duck tape and gags.
 
2021-07-15 4:38:58 PM  

optikeye: I did notice that Amtrak hasn't had problems, and you can bring an ice chest with beer and mixers there.


Not of you get someone hard-nosed, since drinking alcohol that you bring is against policy. Best to keep your roll on the DL if you don't want to risk being dropped off at some whistle-stop in the middle of nowhere.
 
2021-07-15 4:40:06 PM  
and my issue with this is stories (and headlines, looking at you whoever greenlit this) is sowing discord amongst us.

Good, you don't want to wear a mask and don't think its right and won't fly because of it? I'm glad you stay at home and refuse to fly, because you were probably the idiot in front of me struggling with tying and untying his shoes holding up the line and forgetting half your life in your pocket and setting off the scanner, so you just did me a solid by sitting down and watching roseanne reruns for your vacation this year.

We don't need to make shiat up and twist shiat to our narrative. Yes, these people are idiots, but this entire story is utter shiat.
 
2021-07-15 4:42:57 PM  
Just No-Fly-List them.

Problem will sort its way out one way or another after a few months.
 
2021-07-15 4:45:01 PM  
Please tell me the breakdown of flying asshats by political party.  I'm sure the results will amaze me.
 
2021-07-15 4:47:07 PM  
Fark these aholes. Put them all on the permanent no-fly list. Cancel their passports too.
 
2021-07-15 4:47:07 PM  

The Fireman: Please tell me the breakdown of flying asshats by political party.  I'm sure the results will amaze me.


I found some breakdowns by....other demographics.....its an easy google....but i won't be the one to do it.
 
2021-07-15 4:48:01 PM  

LineNoise: I've really got to think this is a regional thing.

I've flown a couple of times since this started, and yeah, anecdotal, but i haven't seen anything approaching a problem.

But i'm also not flying bumblefark to orlando with 3 connections.


Yeah, this is obviously a conservative asshole versus normal human being thing because masks are such.
 
2021-07-15 4:51:57 PM  

UltimaCS: zepillin: "The FAA said 150 cases of unruly passengers were reported in the past week"

approximately 16 million people flew domestically last week

Cases are almost certainly being underreported. Especially if it's some clown who is pretending to spend 3 hours eating a bag of pistachios, as we have here.


hey, it's not like he was eating Pinon
 
2021-07-15 5:01:02 PM  
I haven't been on a plan since Covid started, but I've taken a few train rides with Amtrak over the last month, between Trenton and DC and Harrisburg and they've both been overwhelmingly good with masking.  The staff always have the cudgel of putting people off, though I haven't seen them do that.
 
2021-07-15 5:02:38 PM  
And seriously, headlines like this suck. This place is an aggregator. I'm all for a funny headline, something snarky, god, can we please have something a little dark back.....

But come on, this is taking a shiatty story that twists its own narrative in a story, and then wrapping a politically sensitive headline around it, in a place that has an audience. Buzzfeed has you cornered on this fark. You can be better.

Boourns i say to you.
 
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