Delta Airlines mentioned in a pair of internal memos to staff this week that it’s requested competitors to share their no-fly lists, to attempt to hold passengers who trigger disturbances on planes from bringing their mayhem to different airways.
Since January 1st, the Federal Aviation Administration says it has received 4,385 reviews of unruly habits by passengers, which incorporates 3,199 reviews of passengers “refusing to adjust to the federal facemask mandate.” The FAA has issued greater than $1 million in proposed fines, however the company doesn’t have the authority to conduct legal prosecutions.
Among the many incidents, in accordance to the FAA (these are throughout numerous airways):
The passengers in these incidents had been referred to regulation enforcement and the FAA has proposed fines starting from $29,000 to $45,000.
Delta despatched its memos to staff the identical day that airline trade representatives took half in an “air rage” hearing earlier than the Home Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, asking Congress to encourage the Division of Justice to take extra critical measures in opposition to unruly passengers, together with potential legal indictments. Interfering with flight crew aboard an airplane is a federal crime that has a max sentence of up to 20 years in jail.