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‘Unruly air passengers’ could face prison, fines up to $35K under FAA’s new zero-tolerance policy

Jets taxi after sunset June 21, 2001 at Los Angeles International Airport. WASHINGTON - FAA Administrator Steve Dickson signed an order Wednesday directing stricter legal enforcement of a policy against disruptive airline passengers amid an uptick in "violent behavior" on flights, according to the agency."The FAA has seen a disturbing increase in incidents where airline passengers have disrupted flights with threatening or violent behavior.

These incidents have stemmed both from passengers’ refusals to wear masks and from recent violence at the U.S. Capitol," the FAA said in an announcement released Wednesday.Hundreds of National Guard members gathered on the floor of the U.S.

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