(WASHINGTON) -- As people travel to visit loved ones for the holiday season, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland is warning that unruly passengers on flights will not be tolerated and may face prosecution. “Passengers who assault, intimidate or threaten violence against flight crews and flight... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- With the rise in airline passengers has come a rise in violence and aggression in the nation's airports and onboard flights. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been sounding the alarm on the increasing unfriendly skies for almost a year -- warning passengers... Read More.
(NEW YORK) --There was mid-flight chaos on one American Airlines flight over the Labor Day holiday after a passenger began growling and berating the flight attendants on board. "What? What? What? What are you going to kick me off this flight?" the 61-year-old man taunted... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Fines for unruly behavior during flights have soared in 2021, with the Federal Aviation Administration reporting Thursday that it has proposed more than $1 million in penalties this year alone. The FAA has received almost 4,000 reports of aggressive behavior from airlines since... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The "friendly skies" are becoming almost unrecognizable, with record numbers of flight attendants being verbally and physically attacked on flights. The Federal Aviation Administration received 3,810 reports of unruly passengers this year alone – 2,786 of those involving travelers who refused to... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is calling on U.S. airports to help put an end to the recent spike in unruly passenger cases. The FAA is urging airport police to arrest more people who are unruly or violent on flights and asking airport bars... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Frontier flight attendants, with the help of passengers, had to tape an unruly passenger to his seat Saturday after he allegedly groped two of the attendants and punched a third in the face. In an initial statement to ABC News, the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As more people return to the skies, the largest flight attendant union in the U.S. is sounding the alarm on a rise in unruly passengers. Eighty-five percent of the nearly 5,000 U.S. flight attendants The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) surveyed... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- As more people return to the skies, the number of unruly passenger incidents onboard planes continues to skyrocket. Last week alone, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported an increase of 150 unruly passenger cases, making it the worst weekly report of the summer. The... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — A coalition of airline lobbying groups and unions are calling for the Justice Department to prosecute unruly passengers "to the fullest extent of the law" following a sharp increase in incidents on flights. "The federal government should send a strong and consistent... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) — Acts of aggression are skyrocketing to troubling highs on airplanes. Airlines have now reported 3,000 cases of disruptive passengers to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) this year, and the vast majority -- 2,300 -- involve people who refused to wear a mask. The FAA... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The New York Knicks have banned a fan for spitting on Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young during Game 2 of their playoff series on Wednesday night. It comes as the Philadelphia 76ers banned a fan for pouring popcorn on Washington... Read More.