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Travel: FAA fining passengers for alcohol-fueled behavior on planes

Travel: FAA fining passengers for alcohol-fueled behavior on planes

By Kelly Yamanouchi, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for CNT #Travel #EditorsPicks The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday announced civil penalties in eight incidents this year involving unruly passengers and alcohol. The FAA says it has received nearly 300 reports of passenger disturbances due to alcohol and intoxication so far in 2021. Disturbances on planes are rare. But the number spiked when the FAA instituted a “zero tolerance” policy for unruly behavior on planes and the federal government began requiring masks on planes in January 2021. Incidents have decreased since earlier this year. The FAA doesn’t have the authority to criminally prosecute people, but refers some…
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