FAA introduces new zero tolerance policy

Unruly behavior on flights could now result in prison time
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- The FAA introduced a zero tolerance policy for unruly airline passengers.

Passengers who interfere with, threaten, or assault airline crew members or other passengers could now face stiff penalties including prison time and up to $35,000 in fines.

In the statement, the FAA said, “Effective immediately, however, the FAA will not address these cases with warnings or counseling. The agency will pursue legal enforcement action against any passenger who assaults, threatens, intimidates, or interferes with airline crew members.”

The Lincoln airport tweeted “it’s up to all of us to keep travel safe”, this goes through March 30th.

Below, you can read the full statement from the FAA.

Press Release – Federal Aviation Administration Adopts Stricter Unruly Passenger Policy

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