Fmr. air marshal explains why mid-air meltdowns are becoming more frequent

As a lover of all things public freakout related, even I am forced to wonder: Why does it feel like there is a sudden increase in airplane tirades?

Former Air Marshal Jonathan Gilliam, who also used to work as a special agent for the FBI, offered up an explanation for the apparent increase in ill-mannered passengers.

He claims that some of the blame is shouldered by the airlines themselves.

“The care for the patrons is no longer there. A lot of that occurred because they got fed up with people during COVID. And the other problem is a lot of people left during COVID that were good flight attendants, and now they have, like every other industry, they have people who are just aren’t customer-service oriented,” he said to Fox News Digital.

That’s not to say the passengers themselves are absolved of guilt.

“They really don’t care. And I think you see people treat police officers the same way,” Gilliam explained. “This type of stuff and this type of self-centered, self-indulgent behavior is everywhere now. I mean, we see it everywhere.”

In a world that encourages people to be more “me-centric” it’s hardly a surprise that people are acting like they are the only ones who matter, forcing everyone around them to suffer the wrath of their selfishness.


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