FAA Announces More Unruly Passenger Fines Topping $1M

FAA Announces More Unruly Passenger Fines Topping $1M

August 20, 2021 - This week, the FAA announced $532,000 in fines against 34 airline passengers accused of disrupting flights, including a person who threw a carry-on bag at other passengers, another who snorted what appeared to be cocaine and another who hid a flight attendant’s jacket.

The summaries of the cases portray passengers determined not to wear masks, intent on drinking their own alcohol or vaping, and behaving abusively to other travelers and airline crews.

The extension of the mask mandate also means that the FAA’s Zero Tolerance policy will continue as Flight Attendants continue to deal with an unprecedented rise in unruly passengers. And, we continue to work with the FAA, TSA, airlines, airports, and law enforcement to stop problems before they board our planes, and improve accountability as it happens. 

Reminder: TSA has resumed Crewmember Self Defense Training classes. The program is helpful in gaining skills for defense and confident positioning, specialized for our workplace. The voluntary four-hour training is offered to flight crew members free of charge and is held at 24 locations around the United States. All active flight crew members for domestic carriers are eligible to register for the training. You can register here.

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