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Your New Fear Of Flying: Diverted Planes

By Jenna Laine
Host, Your Wake Up Call

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Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers. Three U.S. flights made unscheduled landings in the past eight days after passengers got into fights over the ability to recline their seats.

Airlines today are juggling terror warnings in Britain, the Ebola outbreak in Africa and an Icelandic volcano erupting and threatening to close down European airspace.

Yet, the issue of disruptive passengers has captured the world’s attention. The International Air Transport Association calls unruly passengers “an escalating problem,” saying there was one incident for every 1,300 flights in the past three years.

ABC’s Karen Chase joined us to discuss.

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