FAA reports 'off the charts' spike in unruly, dangerous passenger behavior on flights

The FAA is warning air travelers about what it describes as a dramatic increase in unruly or dangerous behavior aboard passenger airplanes.

5/4/2021 9:20:00 AM

The FAA is warning air travelers about what it describes as a dramatic increase in unruly or dangerous behavior aboard passenger airplanes.

'It is not permissible and we will not tolerate interfering with a flight crew and the performance of their safety duties,' the FAA chief says.

“It is not permissible and we will not tolerate interfering with a flight crew and the performance of their safety duties,” Stephen Dickson, the administrator of the FAA, said of the wave of incidents. “Period.”The FAA is now taking a “zero-tolerance” approach to poor behavior: Unruly passengers face potential criminal charges, fines up to $35,000 or lifetime bans on certain airlines.

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The bad behavior appears to be taking a toll. Angela Hagedorn, a former flight attendant with Alaska Airlines,tweeted that she recently resigned.“It has been an exhausting time for all the employees who are just trying to do their job according to their company’s policies," she said. “The constant arguing and pushback from guests, it’s ridiculous."

Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants union, said airline employees have reported a wide range of troubling incidents.“What we have seen on our planes is flight attendants being physically assaulted, pushed, choked,” Nelson said. “We have a passenger urinate. We had a passenger spit into the mouth of a child on board. headtopics.com

“These are some of the things that we have been dealing with,” Nelson said, adding that the physical and verbal abuse that flight attendants have allegedly experienced this year has been “way off the charts” compared to the last 20 years.In the months ahead, as parts of the United States begin to rebound from the pandemic and a greater number of people take to the skies, the FAA — along with the Transportation Security Administration and Air Marshals — plan to watch closely for behavior that threatens crew members or passenger safety.

Tom CostelloTom Costello is an NBC News correspondent based in Washington, D.C. Read more: NBC News »

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Give back seat room and leg room that you took away from passengers and stop treating them like cattle going to the slaughter where passengers don't get claustrophobic and unruly. The FCC should've warned the Capital Officers of the unruly passengers who used their Airlines to fly in, only to storm the Capital! The FBI should've used footage from the Airports... I know the, 'To Catch a Smuggler' Airport Security, noticed those horns...

Thank you ....NBCNews 2019: the COVID menace 2020: Attack of the Quarantine 2021: Rise of the Karens Minimum 30 days in jail and fine from $1,000 to $10,000 depending on severity of dangerous behavior. Also require them to buy a 1/4 page ad showing their mugshot and details of criminal behavior in local newspaper.

This is the culture Social Media has created and Mainstream Media Promotes and NBC NEWS love’s reporting Great Job NBC FAKE NEWS Many of us have been turning the other cheek for years. Now rebels have been empowered to publicly challenge, insult and incite conflict. At some point, law abiding people have the right to defend themselves.

No fly list. Just ban them- forever. Problem solved. Should not allow air travel until pandemic calms down a lot more. Greed on behalf of airlines. The majority are over masks!

FAA warns of spike in unruly passengers'It is not permissible and we will not tolerate interfering with a flight crew and the performance of their safety duties,' the FAA chief says. Haven't read the article yet but I'm guessing Harrison Ford is at it again.

Man, I wonder who all these unruly passengers support politically. No, I really don't wonder -- I know. Deplorables Time to raise airfares. Mask debates all over the place now Put them on permanent NO Fly List America have had enough of this Maga and Qanon Shite The vaccine is affecting these people, when the plane reaches certain heights.

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Because people think its cute to fight ona plane and record for social media for a couple of likes “Zero tolerance approach, fines up to $35K, and lifetime bans.” Sounds good to me.

FAA warns of spike in unruly, dangerous passenger behavior on flights'It is not permissible and we will not tolerate interfering with a flight crew and the performance of their safety duties,' the FAA chief says. The no fly list always looking members. 🤷‍♂️ cabin-fever 2.0 Is it the fundamentalist christians misbehaving again?

Will Stewards carry stun guns? Let's be honest. This is all antimaskers. If they're so worried about their 'freedoms' that they can't wear a piece of cloth on their face for a few hours, they can drive. Ie the Mask Police. Have had several flights where I’ve pulled my mask down quickly to scratch an itch, get a quick drink, etc and had people leaning into my space demanding I stop. Most I ignore, or I tell them to exit my space and call flight attendant.

'It is not permissible and we will not tolerate interfering with a flight crew and the performance of their safety duties,' - FAA chief '...now taking a “zero- tolerance” approach - passengers face potential criminal charges,fines up to $35k or lifetime bans on certain airlines' brooklynmarie I suspect that most of the people flying these days are Covid-denying jerks because who else would be flying anywhere these days. So of course they're acting like jerks. The flight crews deserve hazard pay.

kenjeong Let me guess. Conservatives? kenjeong Deplorable It begs the question whether hypoxia may or may not be a factor. Anti maskers are at it again

FAA warns of uptick in unruly and dangerous passenger behaviorThe FAA says incidences of bad passenger behavior have jumped to 1,300 cases so far this year. FAA Administrator Steve Dickson tells NBC News’ Tom Costello that the agency “will not tolerate interfering with a flight crew and the performance of their safety duties.” NBCNightlyNews Show them the door. They won't do it again. NBCNightlyNews Law & Order party 😂 NBCNightlyNews 😳😳😳😳😤😤😤😤😤🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨

Let me guess, ANTI MASKERS are going insane being asked to wear one! Airlines should put all of them and those that aren’t vaccinated on the same flight!

FAA warns of dramatic spike in dangerous passenger behavior on planesThe Federal Aviation Administration is warning air travelers about what it describes as a dramatic increase in unruly or dangerous behavior aboard passenger airplanes. NBC's Tom Costello reports. Liberals with not having Trump around are acting up Gee... I wonder why.... Assholes everywhere

FAA reports 'off the charts' spike in unruly, dangerous passenger behavior on flights'It is not permissible and we will not tolerate interfering with a flight crew and the performance of their safety duties,' the FAA chief says.