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FAA: Number Of ‘Unruly’ Passengers On U.S. Flights Is ‘Too High’, Stepped Up Enforcement Extended

After receiving more than 500 reports of “unruly” airline passengers since December, the FAA is extending its stricter enforcement policy of people who refuse or cause problems about wearing a mask onboard.

FAA officials said, “The number of cases we’re seeing is still far too high, and it tells us urgent action continues to be required.”

The FAA has instructed airlines to consider both civil fines and criminal charges for passengers who ignore mask policies or disrupt or threaten the safety of any flight, including shouting obscenities.

Have you been on a flight recently with an “unruly” passenger? What happened?


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