FAA Administrator Steve Dickson: "The FAA will pursue strong enforcement action against anyone who endangers the safety of a flight, with penalties ranging from monetary fines to jail time." Unruly behavior can distract crews and threaten crewmembers' ability to perform safety-related duties. Flight attendant unions called for zero tolerance for such incidents. Interfering w/ the duties of a flight crew member is against the law & unruly passengers can be fined up to $35,000. $ALK banned 14 passengers on a DC-Seattle flight. The travelers "were non-mask compliant, rowdy, argumentative & harassed our crew members. Their behavior was unacceptable," $AAL pilot on a DC-to-Phoenix flight warned travelers he would "put this plane down & dump people off in the middle of Kansas" to convince passengers to "behave" on board. FBI, FAA or TSA have not yet indicated if they will put passengers involved in the incidents at the Capitol on the federal No-Fly list. $JETS $FAA $UAL
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