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Airline passengers fined $20,000 as US agency cracks down on unruly fliersThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced fines totaling $20,000 against two airline passengers who interfered with crews. The civil penalties come as as part of a zero-tolerance policy designed to combat a surge of similar cases in recent months. The agency said it will seek a $10,500 fine against a passenger who repeatedly ignored orders to wear a mask, which is required by federal regulation, then coughed and blew his nose into a blanket during a JetBlue flight from Fort… (www.theguardian.com) More...
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In the military I found fines were of limited value. Always replaceable one way or another. Even had one rich father send replacement-plus bucks twice in a row. Restriction (jail for civilians) however was far more effective. I'm OK with fines for non-violent but jail for the violent. I don't care if as little as 30 days; hope for the unlikely criminal action. And at least in a criminal action there would be he opportunity for pushback against overzealous crew.
I agree. Jail time plus fine would be even better. Attacking a crew member should be punishable with prison time.
Fine or jail plus a “no fly” list works for me.
Attacking anyone should be punishable with prison time.
Unless you mean attacking Capitol Police. That is apparently acceptable behavior. GOP congresspeople claim Jan 6th was a normal tourist visit in the Capitol. Capitol police die almost every time a tourist visits, and we can’t jail tourists who are completely benign. That would offend the “dear leader”.
oh yeah ? Who claimed that? LAst I heard they're being prosecuted. fake news