Congress calls for an airline no-fly policy for violent passengers

As summer travel season draws near, lawmakers are urging airlines and other airlines to create a no-fly zone for unruly passengers.

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, it initiated more than 1,000 investigations into mid-air meltdowns caused by angry or intoxicated passengers last year. Anger passengers refusing to wear face masks on commercial flights prompted more investigations.

Many flight attendants, pilots and other travelers say it’s time to put safety first and limit who can fly.

This proposal aims to prevent violent or unruly passengers from being banned by one airline, and instead allows them to book with another.

The proposal was made at the federal level several months ago but ran into turbulence by a handful of influential senators who argued the rules could violate a person’s constitutional rights.

Rick Chambers reports on KTLA 5 News at 10, April 8, 2022.

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