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In-Flight Disturbances Have Sharply Risen to an Alarming Rate

During the COVID-19 pandemic, in-flight disturbances substantially increased. For instance, CNBC reported that there were over 5,700 reports of air rage in 2021. By contrast, a typical year sees around 100 to 150 cases of in-flight disturbances, according to CNBC.

Some incidents involved passengers getting into altercations with each other, while other incidents concerned passengers becoming combative with flight attendants. These fights on flights are a major problem because they present a huge safety concern to an airline’s crew members and passengers.

What’s Causing the Rise in In-Flight Disturbances?

So what is causing the increase in in-flight disturbances? There are many factors that may explain the causes of air rage.

Stress is one potential factor. Many people have felt increased stress due to the coronavirus pandemic, flight delays and the current risk of a recession.

Flight delays and cancellations are stressful for airline passengers; this stress could be a contributing factor to in-flight disturbances.

Cancellations of earlier flights may also be to blame. According to Simple Flying, there were more cancellations of flights by July 2022 than there were in all of 2021.

CNBC noted that alcohol is also fueling these disturbances. Also, USA Today says that as a result of a Southwest Airlines flight attendant who was assaulted on a flight, the airline temporarily suspended alcohol sales.

The FAA Has Taken Steps to Solve the Air Rage Problem

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) website, the FAA has taken steps to prevent in-flight disturbances, including the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy against unruly passengers. According to the FAA, it will now issue fines instead of warning letters, and the FAA will refer cases to the FBI for criminal review.

In addition, the FAA is working with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to revoke TSA PreCheck® for unruly passengers who received fines for their disruptive behavior. All of these steps have helped to decrease the incidents of air rage.

From January to November of 2022, the FAA notes that there were only 2,178 reports of in-flight disturbances resulting in 767 investigations and 517 law enforcement actions. Airlines are now banning future flights for unruly passengers, which is likely contributing to the decrease in air rage incidents.

There Is Still Reason to Be Concerned about In-Flight Disturbances

Despite the actions of the FAA, TSA and FBI, the number of in-flight disturbances is still exponentially high. Some in-flight disturbances have been notably violent.

According to CNN, one passenger allegedly punched a flight attendant in the back of the head on an American Airlines flight. That passenger was arrested for charges that could carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.

In another case, a passenger continuously ignored instructions from the flight crew and became physically aggressive. According to the New York Post, the passenger punched a flight attendant in her face and knocked out two of her teeth.

RELATED: Should Ambulance Crews Be Armed for Self-Defense?

What You Can Do If a Fight Occurs on Your Flight

In-flight disturbances are dangerous because onlookers cannot simply call 911 and create a barricade away from the unhinged person. Each situation is different. If you are on a plane and observe one passenger harassing another person, it is best to quietly leave your seat and notify your flight crew, who may be able to calm the situation before it escalates.

Ideally, try to prevent the aggressor from being aware that he or she is being reported. If someone is harmed, provide support to the victim and let a properly trained flight crew address the perpetrator.

If an unruly passenger causes a major disturbance or assaults another passenger or crew member, the police will board the aircraft once the plane lands. In those cases, remain seated unless you’re otherwise instructed by flight attendants.

Overall, it is good that the rate of in-flight disturbances seem to be going down. However, the risk of air rage cases continues to exist, so if it occurs on your flight, stay calm and allow trained professionals to handle unruly passengers.  

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In-Flight Disturbances Have Sharply Risen to an Alarming Rate is written by Dr. Jarrod Sadulski for amuedge.com

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What Will YOUR Family Do When Chinese Communists Disrupt America’s Food Supply?​

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2A UNDER ATTACK! Credit Card Company To Start Tracking Gun Sales

2A UNDER ATTACK! Credit Card Company To Start Tracking Gun Sales

(ConcernedPatriot.com) – Discover will be the first credit card company to track gun transactions made by its customers starting in April 2023.

On September 11, 2022, Breitbart News reported Visa gave in to pressure from groups that want stricter gun laws and New York Democrats and agreed to use a new sales classification system to find transactions involving guns and ammunition.

According to the Associated Press, MasterCard and other significant credit companies have also agreed to alert authorities to gun transactions.

The Independent Journal Review (IJR) wrote an article on March 2, 2023, that said Discover will be the first credit card company to track gun purchases, starting in April.

IJR stated, “Starting in April, anyone using a Discover card to make a transaction in a gun store will have that purchase recorded.”

According to reports, Discover cards are used by more than 55 million people, so just one business has a lot of information about gun transactions.

Reuters says that Discover Financial Services was the first of its competitors to make a public announcement about when the initiative.

This is meant to help police investigate gun-related crimes, will start in February 2023.

Discover would “allow its network to track purchases at gun retailers come April,” making it the first among its peers.

According to Discover,

“We remain committed on maintaining our commitment to preserving and supporting legal purchases on our network while protecting cardholder privacy.”

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) authorized the code in September 2022.

A spokesman for the ISO said, “Users in the industry will decide whether or not to use the new merchant category code.”

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Evacuation Planning for Families

Emergencies can be highly unpredictable. You could be well-prepared for a crisis, but if there’s an earthquake and the house comes crumbling down… whatever food and water supplies you’ve stored will be destroyed.

Evacuation Planning for Families

Emergencies can be highly unpredictable. You could be well-prepared for a crisis, but if there’s an earthquake and the house comes crumbling down… whatever food and water supplies you’ve stored will be destroyed. The structural integrity of the house will be compromised, and you’ll not be able to stay there, you’ll have no choice but to evacuate. Based on this scenario, every prepper needs to have an evacuation plan. This article will give you a few points to bear in mind when formulating your plan.

  • Proximity
    During a catastrophe, roads may be impassable. The area could be flooded. Your car may be damaged, etc. How close will your shelter be?
    Do you have family, friends or even neighbors who are nearby and could take you in? Is it within walking distance or will you need a vehicle to get there?
  • Is your family aware?
    A plan is only good when everyone is onboard and knows what’s going on. What if your spouse is at work? If the kids are at a friend’s house, do they know what to do? Will everyone meet at home and evacuate, or will they meet you at the secondary location?
    During a crisis, there’s often little time to think. Contacting your family members may not be possible if they don’t have access to a phone. Any of these scenarios could happen, and they usually do. So, stay prepared and rehearse well.
  • Be detailed
    Ensure that all family members from the children to the adults have a laminated card with a list of all the family members and their contact information. If anyone is alone and injured, first responders will know how to reach the next of kin.
    If there’s panic and everyone is scrambling for their lives, as would happen in a tsunami, you may lose sight of a family member or two when the situation is chaotic. With these details, there’s a much higher chance of finding them sooner and getting to a safe place as a family as soon as possible.
  • Communication
    During a crisis there must be a plan of communication. If everyone is calling the same person for information, calls may not go through or be delayed. One way to do it if you have children, will be for one or two children to call the mother while another child calls the father.
    If calls don’t work, ask them to try texting. It will be good to have codes that everyone remembers so that you do not have to send long texts to get your message across.
  • Kits
    It goes without saying that every family member needs a bug out bag or a grab bag that they can grab and go in an emergency. The grab bag will contain supplies such as food, water and other items that will help you get through the next 72-hours without much hassle.
  • Pets
    If you have pets, you will need to evacuate them too. While you can’t move an aquarium, you can save your cat, dog, hamster or rabbit away from danger. You’ll need food supplies for them in your grab bag, and a portable carrier to transport the pet.
    It’s good to bring a tent or small shelter for them to stay warm and dry in. Evacuation shelters may not allow pets. If you must leave them outside, they’ll be sheltered, and you can still check on them at regular intervals.

Observe these tips when creating your evacuation plan. It’s imperative that you have a good plan and a good support network. Get to know the people around your neighborhood well. These are the people who will most likely be able to help you in an emergency, and vice-versa. No man is an island.

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