My incident on United Dulles to Austin 08-14-2011 / agitated passenger

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    And then there was poor old Gerard Depardieu and his prostate problems.

    Gerard Depardieu Friend: Actor Wasn’t Drunk On Plane, Has Prostate Problems | Etidbits.com

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    Welcome to air travel in the new millennium.

    Luckily, I usually have a first class seat (because of 2 million FF miles) and my I-Pod.
    That makes flying almost tolerable.
    But I've served my time in a center seat in row 44, plenty before.

    If an unruly passenger (or terrorist) ever attacks the crew, my plan is to take those seat cushions (the ones you use for flotation) put one on each arm and charge down the aisle.

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    a number of years ago, a friend and fellow chaplain was on a commercial flight. He was in the window seat. He is incredibly fit--runs marathons and we climbed Mt McKinley (Denali) together), but he's not very big, about 5' 10" 175 lbs. He was thinking that maybe he'd have the row to himself when a HUGE Hell's Angel, (wearing his colors) and his woman sat next to him, the guy's girl sitting next to my friend.

    About an hour into the flight she pulls out a XXX-rated magazine and starts looking through it and wants to include my friend in the conversation about the, um, things depicted in the magazine. My friend said that all he could think about was waiting for the Hell's Angel to get mad at him for being too friendly with his girl.....
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    I detest flying these days, avoid it at all costs, but have to fly to DC next month for my son's graduation. I'm trying to steel myself for the minimum-wage staredown contest with TSA. I'm thinking oversized pants that fall down when I remove my belt and really stinky socks. For some reason there's always another TSA guard at my gate that keeps quickly looking away when I glance at him/her.

    Maybe one day I'll appear on some no-fly list and won't have to be bothered with flying anymore.
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    "With all my years of flying, I've come to appreciate the intelligence and patience of my 5 year old."
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    Flying sucks. I have been lucky to have been on flights with fairly well behaved folks on them, but my experience with mechanical issues on planes has been less than perfect... Including an "oil light problem"... where the engine seized, caught on fire and we were very quickly escorted back down to the safety of the tarmac where we had been only an hour ago with the same "oil light problem".

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    I didn't read all of the responses so this may have already been said, BUT.. there are medical conditions that certainly do cause agitation if not managed correctly.

    There was a CSI episode centered on that, I think, where passengers on a plane beat a guy to death who was agitated due to a brain condition or something.

    A plane is a high-tension place, for sure, but anyone claiming they have a medical condition that needs treatment should definitely get it before people start criticizing them too much... otherwise.. yeah, their just spoiled Diva's and should be put on the "no fly" list.

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    Do passenger planes typically keep any sedatives on board? Something like Xanax? I realize Xanax (and other meds like it) are prescription only, but still, I'm just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    And then there was poor old Gerard Depardieu and his prostate problems.

    Gerard Depardieu Friend: Actor Wasn’t Drunk On Plane, Has Prostate Problems | Etidbits.com

    Sorry, but I'm 60 years old now and have some BPH (look it up), and I can empathize with anyone who suffers from it. The urgency and the pain is incredible. Hopefully, you will always remain in perfect health and never have to bother with any of these types of afflictions.
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    When I still carried a badge in SoCal we called this a 'fifty-one-fifty'. Hopefully, she got some kind of formal charge or banned from the airline.
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    More dings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Too bad you didn't have a syringe loaded with a healthy dose of phenegren to put her out with.
    Our Psych ER keeps syringes premixed with Haldol and Ativan for just this sort of thing. Not that I haven't seen Phenergan used in a pinch... :D

    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy-SS View Post
    Do passenger planes typically keep any sedatives on board? Something like Xanax? I realize Xanax (and other meds like it) are prescription only, but still, I'm just curious.
    Not to my knowledge, though I'm not sure how various state laws on med administration would apply in federal airspace. Really, it's too much risk to simply hand out prescription meds (especially psych ones with lots of side-effects) by a flight-attendant, so no MD would ever issue a standing order for it. Especially when you consider cases like this where the person already has an underlying medical condition.
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    While I am not a frequent flier, I do fly several times a year. Much to my satisfaction, they have all been boring and uneventful.
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    I'm an RN and i think She shouldnt fly again. if she was a REAL diabetic and had low sugar, she wouldnt act that way. because folks with low sugar act confused and feel very letharic. She wouldnt be pacing at all.
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