When it comes to air rage and unruly passengers, Westerners are more often drunk, and Asians are normally more tolerant; Chinese passengers are a special case. Photo: Alamy

Air rage: how it differs in West and East, and why Chinese passengers are in a league of their own

  • Asians are more tolerant of discomfort, Westerners are prone to drunken brawls, and no one behaves quite like unruly Chinese passengers
  • Inexperienced travellers who throw coins in engines or try to open emergency doors are a problem in Asia, and air rage happens in first and business class too
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When it comes to air rage and unruly passengers, Westerners are more often drunk, and Asians are normally more tolerant; Chinese passengers are a special case. Photo: Alamy
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