Table 1.

Description of onboard incidents

Disruptive passengersPercent of incidents (%)Incident typePercent of incidents (%)CabinPercent of incidents (%)*
Female23.83Belligerent behavior29.00First class15.26
Male72.49Drugs0.14Economy class83.98
Two or more people0.66Emotional5.50Missing0.76
Missing3.02Intoxication31.75
Noncompliant18.67
Sexual0.90
Smoking10.90
Other (e.g., medical related)3.14
  • Data reported here are at the incident (rather than the flight) level of analysis.

  • * A t test between raw number of incidents between economy and first class is significant at P < 0.0001.