FAA announces unruly fines for passengers

That Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on Friday that it has proposed the greatest of all time fines against two passengers for allegedly negligent conduct.

In a press release, the agency said those fines totaled $81,950 and $77,272, respectively.

You are part of the about 2 million dollars Fines it has proposed since January 1, 2022.

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The $81,950 fine affects a passenger on July 7, 2021, American Airlines Flight from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas to Charlotte, North Carolina.

The FAA alleges the passenger threatened to hurt the flight attendant, who offered to help the passenger after she fell in the aisle.

The passenger is said to have pushed the flight attendant aside and tried to open the cabin door.

Two flight attendants tried to restrain the passenger when she repeatedly punched one of them in the head.

After being restrained with flexible handcuffs, the passenger continued to spit at the crew and other passengers, hit her in the head, bit and kicked them.

Police arrested them upon landing in Charlotte.

Video shows the woman screaming as the passengers exited the flight.

The $77,272 fine affects a passenger on July 16, 2021, Delta Airlines Flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta.

The FAA alleges the passenger attempted to hug and kiss the passenger seated next to her, walked to the front of the plane to try to disembark mid-flight, refused to return to her seat, and another passenger multiple times bitten.

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They also had to physically restrain this flight crew.

Passengers have 30 days after receiving the letter from the FAA to respond to the agency. The passengers are not identified by the FAA.

“The FAA’s zero-tolerance policy on unruly passenger behavior and its public awareness campaign have reduced the rate of unruly incidents by nearly 60%. But as today’s announcement demonstrates, more work remains,” the FAA said in a statement.

A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report last month found that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) spent more than $640,000 in proposed fines for passengers who did not comply Mask Obligations.

Federation Law prohibits passengers from disturbing the flight crew or from physically attacking or threatening to physically attack the flight crew or anyone else on an aircraft.

Passengers are subject to civil penalties for such misconduct, which can endanger the safety of the flight by disturbing or distracting the cabin crew from their safety duties.

Federal law provides criminal penalties and imprisonment for passengers who interfere with the performance of a crew member’s duties by assaulting or intimidating that crew member.

“When you’re on an airplane, don’t be an idiot and don’t endanger the flight crew and fellow passengers. If you do, you will be fined by the FAA.” transport Secretary of State Pete Buttigieg told ABC’s The View.

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Buttigieg also said that the Biden administration’s mask mandate on planes and public transportation will either expire or end on March 18.

“We all want to go where there are fewer restrictions. We just have to get to a point where it’s safe to do that,” he said.

His comments come after a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced Legislation to put violent passengers on a commercial no-fly list.

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