The number of incidents involving harassing travelers in the United States is increasing drastically, for example because they refuse to wear a mandatory mask.
The FAA has already announced this year that it plans to impose a fine of more than $ 1 million on passengers who misbehave on the plane. Those fines can be up to tens of thousands of dollars. Two passengers were fined more than $ 40,000 each. What they did was not released.
Since the beginning of this year, the FAA has already received reports of 3,889 harassing travelers, including 2,867 who refused to wear a mask. Earlier this week, the US government announced that it would extend the mask requirement for airports, planes and trains until January 18.
Alcohol plays a role
According to the director of the FAA, alcohol often plays a role in causing havoc on flights. He urges airports to prevent passengers from carrying alcohol on board. The FAA has a zero tolerance policy against harassing passengers.
More incidents on the plane are not limited to the United States. Since the outbreak of the corona virus, there have also been reports of travelers not complying with corona measures such as wearing a mouth cap in the Netherlands. From July 2020 A clear increase is visible.
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