Long lines, baggage fees and canceled flights: For passengers, the experience of flying today can trigger enormous stress.
But internationally, airlines are focused on another pressing problem: incidents of air rage that are on the rise.
Alcohol is among the key factors the airline industry cites as causing an increase in unruly passenger incidents. And sleep medication on long flights is adding to passengers’ failure to follow directions.
On international flights between 2007 and 2011, reports of passenger misconduct increased dramatically, from 500 to more than 6,000, according to the International Air Transport Association.
But the numbers in the United States tell a different story. Despite some high-profile cases, instances of air rage and unruly passengers are decreasing.
Read more at CBS NEWS.