Unruly airplane behavior on the rise, new FAA data shows
Driving the news: There have been more incidences from unruly passengers on commercial flights in the past week than during any week in the past two and a half months, per CNN.
- There were 128 new incidents reported by flight crews this week, bringing the year's total to 4,626. The data also marks the highest weekly figure since July 20, when the FAA first started releasing weekly data.
- About 72% of incidences in the past week were over the federal transportation mask mandate, per CNN.
The big picture: The FAA in January announced a "zero-tolerance policy" to passengers interfering with crew members, which included fines for unruly passengers.
- Fines against unruly passengers have totaled more than $1 million at this point.
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