Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-07-21 17:53:27 –
If you’re on an airplane lately, you may have come across a passenger who has forgotten to squeeze in manners.
Since the beginning of the year, FAA has received more than 3,500 reports of uncontrollable passengers. This is a 500% increase from 2019.
agency received Last week alone, there were nearly 100 reports.
Most of them are the behavior of travelers who come when they refuse to wear masks. Airplanes, trains, buses and other mass transit still require a face cover.
The FAA has launched a survey of about 580 of the unruly passenger reports. So far, 87 cases have occurred in which passengers are penalized.
In 2020, only about 180 surveys began with reports of unruly passengers. To FAA.. The latest surge in the survey before 2021 was in 2004, when there were just over 300 surveys of unruly passengers.
The FAA can offer fines of up to $ 37,000 for each breach, depending on the investigation of the case.