6. Airline profitability drives misery
Airlines are businesses. Perhaps not well-managed businesses, in some cases, but all have one thing in mind: to make as much money as possible. That means shoving as many people into their winged sardine cans as they can, charging for extra bags, and maybe not giving you peanuts.
”Just like people have road rage, and lose control, I think the loss of personal control on planes causes rage. Airlines are violating personal space. Grossly", Brein says. "They are overstepping it and it’s becoming dangerous. It’s almost a crime”.
While no magic bullet exists to cure what ails the airline industry, the next time you fly, at least consider all that's going on around you -- if only so you don't end up fighting over the armrest, moaning about legroom, or, kicked off and in cuffs.
Sophie-Claire Hoeller is Thrillist's associate travel editor, and the only thing that gives her air rage is screaming children. Follow her @Sohostyle.