Wanting to slap fellow passengers (and their crying babies) is entirely understandable, but here's a reason to stop and think before you do it. A US Airways passenger was arrested yesterday after he threw a "mid-air temper tantrum" on a flight from Washington to Fort Myers, Florida. The tantrum was for the usual reason -- flight attendants refused to serve the man any more alcohol. But the tantrum went further than most when the man then got into an argument with a fellow passenger and allegedly slapped him.
The slappee turned out to be an undercover air marshal. D'oh!
The air marshal "detained the man for the remainder of the flight" -- where was he going to go? -- and arrested him once they got to their destination. The slapper was to be arraigned today and charged with "interfering with a flight crew" and with interfering with the face of an undercover air marshal.