No More Warnings! The FAA Is Getting Tough, Laying Out $35K Fines And Prison Time For Assaulting Or Threatening Crew Members.

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2020 file photo, an American Airlines Boeing 737 Max jet plane is parked at a maintenance facility in Tulsa, Okla. Paying passengers were scheduled to board a Boeing 737 Max in Miami on Tuesday, Dec. 29 for the first time since safety regulators allowed the plane to fly again after two deadly crashes. The American Airlines flight is scheduled to land at New York’s LaGuardia Airport with about 100 passengers aboard, according to an airline spokeswoman. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

There seems to be a lot more turbulence in the air, and unfortunately its happening because of unruly passengers. The FAA is stepping up to quell what they are calling a “disturbing increase” in incidents following the assault on the U.S. Capitol, and the fears they feel are legit that there will be more disruptions nationwide during Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20.

There will be no more warnings for out of control passengers going forward. Not only is it against the law to simply disobey a flight crew, for fliers that go so far as to physically assault or threaten a flight crew member they will be subject to prison time and fines that could go as high as $35,000.

The FAA said there were multiple instances just in the past week where some of the rioters who stormed the Capitol building were involved in unruly behavior on flights. They want to stop this alarming trend before it gets out of control. “Flying is the safest mode of transportation and I signed this order to keep it that way,” FAA Administrator Steven Dickson said.

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