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Fistfights, nudity, masturbation and dead animals: What happens to the airline?

The friendly skies starts to sound downright dangerous. In March alone, stories of rape, fistfights and dead beloved pets have dominated national headlines. And it seems no airline is immune. United, Southwest, american and Alaska Airlines are just a few of the other carriers scramble to explain the behavior of the members of the crew. And the stories of the passengers gone wild often poignant.

In a recent survey of the aircraft crew members, 67 percent of the respondents said that they have witnessed the passengers are aggressive or violent toward the other, and 10 percent have experienced first-hand passenger-initiated violence.

But it is not only the flyers to handle. Things have gotten so bad with their employees, United just rolled out a compassion-training program aimed at teaching the employees how to be caring, safe, reliable and efficient. This new system will require approximately 30,000 customer-focused crew members for attending a four-hour training session to ensure that all safety standards are met “with a smile.”

Despite the recent headlines, however, complaints against the airline in 2017 from 2016. According to the Ministry of Transport, only 2,030 complaints were made, compared to 2,277 in the previous year.

But you would not know that from the headlines of the past few weeks. Here is a short summary.

German shepherd sent to Japan instead of Kansas by error

United sent a family dog, Irgo, to Japan instead of Kansas accidentally.

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A mix-up with United Airlines resulted in a family the dog is sent to Japan, instead of Kansas. Irgo the German shepherd ended up in the foreign country as its owner, Kara Scams, moved with her family and pet from Oregon to Kansas. Scams was on a journey to Wichita with her two small children on a flight and 10-year-old Irgo was flown separately the same day. Since Irgo is a large breed, he had to be transported by the kennel in the cargo hold of the plane. When Scams went to pick up her dog from the cargo facility, they discovered Irgo was missing and there was a Great Dane waiting in place of. United confirmed the mix-up took place in Denver during a stopover and the two pets were sent to the wrong destinations. A day later, Irgo was on a private charter to return to Kansas.

Husband and daughter started just before a child’s behavior

A man and his young daughter got kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight after the child allegedly would not sit in her own chair. According to a witness, who put together a viral video of the incident, the girl was afraid and act region in preparation for the flight. When the father asked for a minute to go with his daughter, estimated to be about two years old, the coach allegedly walked away and called someone to remove them from the flight. Southwest confirmed the family was removed from the flight after the “conversation escalated” between the passengers and the crew. They were Later booked on another flight to their destination.

Black man accuses airline of racial prejudice

The audacity of white privilege:

This woman next to me took her shoes off and placed both feet on the table. So I’m waiting for the flight staff to say something… pic.twitter.com/ldOIgwiPWi

— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) March 13, 2018

A black man calling United Airlines for racial bias after he says that a white woman was offered a $1,000 voucher to remove her feet off the tray table. However, the airline says that it is all a misunderstanding. Frederick Joseph travels to Austin, Texas to Newark, New Jersey, when the passenger next to him and pulled her shoes off and put her feet on the table. When he asked her to remove them, they reportedly refused and told a flight attendant he was “disrupting her flight.” To pacify the customer, Joseph claims that they offered a $1,000 voucher. As he later explained, the airline assured him that the woman got no compensation, he still said that he did not feel that he was treated with equal respect because of his skin color. United denied Joseph’s accusation.

The French bulldog passed away in the overhead bin

A French bulldog died on a United Airlines flight after the owners were forced by a supervisor to store it in the overhead bin during the journey from Texas to New York. Pet owners paid $125 to have the dog on board and brought him on in a TSA-compliant carrier, that it should have kept under her seat in accordance with the airline’s pet policy. However, a flight attendant told the family that he had in the overhead bin. Despite the dog barking, the family was not able to be on their beloved pet until they reached their destination, at which time they discovered Kokito had died. Cause of death is assumed to be a lack of oxygen. United claimed the full responsibility for the “tragic accident” and offered the family a compensation.

Angry passenger is wearing a life jacket in the air, spreading panic

A man is taken into custody for repeatedly putting on a life jacket without being prompted by the crew, and ensure the other passengers.

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An unruly passenger on a Lion Air flight was removed by the aviation officials for wearing a lifejacket on board and instruct the other passengers to do the same. Despite the members of the crew remove the jacket and the storage of the item, the passenger took it out and put it back on six times throughout the duration of the flight, who claimed that he “could see and feel” danger. The plane landed at the airport of Padang, Indonesia, but the passenger was arrested and transferred to the airport authorities.

Pilot attacks, strangles ground agent

The flight was immediately cancelled, leaving the passengers stranded in São Paulo International airport in Brazil.

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A man American Airlines captain was arrested just before takeoff on a flight scheduled to fly out of Sao Paulo, Brazil after engaging in a heated discussion with a female agent ground. The dispute was reportedly about the alignment of a jet-bridge. When the agent accidentally stepped on the pilot of the foot, he became angry, pushing her and grabbing her by the neck, according to witnesses. An airport maintenance employee had to intervene and the flight was cancelled, leaving the passengers stranded at the airport. The pilot was arrested and his passport withheld.

Passenger fist fight over the overhead bins

Two male passengers engaged in a violent fist fight on board a Southwest Airlines flight in Dallas preparing to leave for Los Angeles. Witnesses claim that one of the passengers was asked to leave the plane after an argument with a flight attendant with respect to the trunk. When he refused, the pilot asked all the passengers to leave the plane. Try to prevent the situation, the other male passenger stepped in and asked the man to step out, sparks of the twist. According to the airline, for both passengers involved were deplaned and transferred to the local police.

Mother kicked because baby was spitting

The mother said another stewardess told her that she needed to leave the plane because her baby was too ill to fly.

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A mother traveling alone with her 6-month-old son was removed from a Spirit Airlines flight to Boston because a flight attendant told the crew of the baby was sick. The woman said that her baby was spitting before the flight, so they asked for an aisle seat to make it easier to care for the child. That is when the flight attendant told her that she needed to leave the plane because her baby was too ill to fly. When they got back to the counter, she discovered her luggage has not yet been removed and was on the way to Boston without her. Spirit Airlines said that the decision to remove the woman from the flight was based on the “safety of the other passengers.”

The woman shouts: “I am God,” try to open the door of the aircraft

A woman behaving bizarrely on a United Express flight from San Francisco to Boise, Idaho had an emotional outburst and tried to open the emergency exit door halfway through the trip. The agitated passenger was allegedly shouting things like, “I want to die! Get me off this plane!” She started to scream “I am God, I am God, I am God, I am God!” when they tried to open the cabin door. Other passengers restrained her with zip ties until the plane landed. A spokesperson of Skywest, who was working on the flight, said that if all passengers were safely deplaned, “the unruly customer was detained for questioning by police,” said Layne Watson, a spokesperson of SkyWest.

Man strips naked and watches porn mid-flight

After getting completely naked, the man dressed himself, at the request of the crew. Later in the flight he fell and the crew for trying to calm him down, after he harassed a flight attendant.

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A passenger was arrested after stripping naked and watching porn on his computer before you an airline crew member on a Malindo Air flight from Kuala Lampur, Malaysia to Dhaka, Bangladesh. Authorities arrested the 20-year-old for his disturbing behavior. After a flight attendant asked he put his clothes back on, the man complied, but later began attacking the female members of the crew. Not able to calm him down, with the help of the passengers, the crew retrained to the man by tying his hands with a piece of cloth, until he could be detained after the landing. The airline said that the disruptive passenger was sent to prison by the authorities of Bangladesh.

Passenger punches and strangles other passengers, calls baby a slut

A Siberian Airlines passenger was arrested after punching and strangling men, women and children on a flight from St. Petersburg to Novosibirsk, Russia. The unruly man was pacing the hallways, spouting obscenities and disturbing for the other passengers, ignoring the crew requests to his chair. He got physically with the other people on board, the grab of a woman’s hair and calling another passenger the baby is a “slut.” As soon as the plane landed, police took the man to the airport cell, where he remained aggressive acts, the removal of his shirt and banging on the walls.

Passengers to the wrong city 600 miles away

Nextjet airline was forced to cancel the flight, but it did not pass to the waiting passengers, or the airport.

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Thirty-four passengers on a Nextjet flight were sent to the wrong city 600 miles away from their destination after a mix-up with airline schedule. The passengers were previously informed of their flight to Gothenburg, Sweden, was postponed because of the weather. A few hours later, a plane arrived and the group of people on board. However, instead of flying to Gothenburg, on the west coast of Sweden, the passengers ended up in Luleå in the very north of the country. The mix-up apparently occurred when the airline was forced to cancel the original flight, but failed to notify the passengers waiting at the airport.

Fox News’ Janine Puhak, Alexandra Deabler and Michael Bartiromo contributed to this report.

Michelle Gant is a writer and editor for Fox News Lifestyle.

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