With pandemic stress frazzling the nerves of COVID anxious travelers, there is a renewed sense of importance among flight attendants to learn how to protect themselves.
The air marshals in the New York field office say a post 9/11 self-defense program that had been on hiatus during the pandemic returned last month with a renewed sense of urgency.
"We’ve had great demand since we’ve reintroduced the classes," said Stephanie Metzer who manages the field office.
This year, airplane cabins have seen chaos. A passenger was taped to his seat after he allegedly groped and assaulted flight attendants during a Miami-bound flight from Philadelphia in August. He was wrapped with tape around his mouth and body and was eventually charged with battery.
frazzle：動詞，使磨損，使磨破；使疲憊。例句：The cuffs were frazzled.（袖口磨損了。）
hiatus：名詞，裂縫；空隙；短暫的中斷。例句：After a three-year hiatus, he resumed his teaching career. （在中斷了3年之後，他又重拾教書生涯。）