FAA asks airports to help control unruly passengers

Amid a spike in unruly passengers on flights, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is enlisting airports to help kick them to the curb.

Particularly, it’s urging airport police to arrest extra people who find themselves behaving violently, or threateningly, on planes or in terminals. “Whereas the FAA has levied civil fines towards unruly passengers, it has no authority to prosecute legal circumstances,” the company’s administrator Steve Dickson wrote in a letter to United States airport officers of almost 1,000 business hubs. “When this happens, we miss a key alternative to maintain unruly passengers accountable for his or her unacceptable and harmful conduct.”

Moreover, Dickson requested that airport meals and concessions outlets cease providing alcoholic drinks to go, citing that passengers can then turn into inebriated in the course of the boarding course of, contributing to an uptick in violent conduct.

The plea comes on the heels of a viral video through which Frontier Airways workers have been compelled to duct tape a disruptive passenger to his seat, after he allegedly harassed and assaulted three different folks on a Miami-bound flight.

In accordance to the FAA, it has fielded 3,715 stories of unruly conduct because the begin of the yr.