FAA Extends Zero-Tolerance Policy For Disruptive Passengers

In January the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) introduced a new zero-tolerance policy for air travelers, threatening jail time and/or a fine of up to $35,000 for bad behavior on planes.

There’s an update on this — not only is this policy being extended, but the FAA has done a phenomenal job with enforcement.

In January FAA Administrator Steve Dickson signed an order directing a stricter legal enforcement policy against misbehaving airline passengers in the wake of recent events. This follows “a disturbing increase in incidents where airline passengers have disrupted flights with threatening or violent behavior,” stemming from passengers’ refusal to wear masks, and also stemming from (at the time) violence at the US Capitol.