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But full marks to Cardiff Airport staff whose warmth, patience and humour ensure you still feel like flying rather than flying off the handle.
An insider said: "Colombia can be dangerous but with Naomi's reputation for flying off the handle, people are more worried about upsetting her.
If Harris can be accused of flying off the handle in places in his book (and yes, I have read it), Lehmann's review was one full flight from the handle.
The controversy probably would have died down by now, but Dobson keeps flying off the handle any time a prominent journalist or commentator mentions the flap.
Tired of bawling at them, weary of repeating yourself, flying off the handle and weeping with frustration, it is good to take a step back and look at how you handle things.
I like her for being logical and not flying off the handle.