noun; analogy
rage that results from being in the atmosphere of an airplane Interpretation of intended meaning frustration, anger, or stress created by the restricted and enclosed environment of an airplane during flight Presumed reason for coinage To have an analogous word to roadrage to describe "rage in the air" Parsing air + rage-anger/frustration
Airline pilots in Germany asked their employers to start offering nicotine gum to stop smoking passengers from having an attack of airrage during long flights.
Etymology : air + rage
Source : TIME magazine
Last modified: 10 June 2008