Cops at the Gate, Tantrums in the Sky: The FAA’s Damn List

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A passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose, California, to San Diego last April is accused of drinking heavily on board, sexually assaulting a flight attendant, who told them this that’s forbidden, and then smoke marijuana in the restroom. The plane landed at last.

Now, the unnamed tourist — who was arrested at the gate for being drunk in public and resisting arrest — is faces a $40,823 fine levied by the Federal Aviation Administration Under “MercilessThe policy the agency introduced earlier this year.

The FAA on Tuesday proposed a whopping $161,823 civil fine for eight passengers accused of “alcohol-related debauchery.” Particularly in 2021, the FAA said received nearly 300 complaints about “Passengers with alcohol and intoxication disorders,” and FAA data shows a total of 991 investigations were conducted as of November 16, a whopping 441 percent increase from just 183 surveys in the whole of 2020. Already more than 5,200 unruly passenger reports filed so far this year, including 3,798 mask-related cases. And although this type of bad behavior has dropped since hitting a record high in early 2021, “rates are still too high,” the FAA said. said in a statement.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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