Transcript for Unruly Drunk Passengers in the Sky on the Rise and Costly
Turbulence in the air. It is the passengers. Something going on. A new report showing the nurmtd of inflight unruly incidents has soared to more than 8,000 last year. ABC's Steve osunsami talked about the not so friendly people in the sky. There's a bomb! There's a bomb on the plane! Reporter: It's not your imagination. Reporting more drunk and unstable passengers losing it in the air. This flight had to make an emergency landing in Atlanta. I want to apologize to everybody for that. Reporter: This was on a flight from Iceland to JFK. A wild passenger who drank a bottle of the good stuff had to be duck taped to the seat. The airlines say they're fed up with more than 8,200 incidents reported worldwide last year. Up from more than 5,200 in 2012. Intense training for flight attendants and encouraging to go after problem passengers for the cost of these disruptions. As much as $200,000 for diverted flights. Currently international law makes it tough for airlines to collect from passengers who cost them so much. We have tricks. Their code -- coke might become a lot of coke and little jack. Reporter: Training workers in customer service. He believes taking drinks away would make things worse. I think you would probably have a lot more people who would be upset and going to the bar in the airport. Reporter: There were passengers on this flight who missed their connections. There were extra fuel costs and the air lines say the people responsible should have to pay for that. Steve osunsami, ABC news, Atlanta.
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