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Airline industry union leaders call for no-fly list for unruly passengersAirline worker advocates are encouraging the creation of government and private no-fly lists for unruly passengers amid an increase in violence against flight crew and staff. (thehill.com) More...
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Many people are calling for a tiered response: first offense a year on the ground etc. Flying is not a right so 1 strike and you're in your car for the rest of your life. I flew 130 segments a year for 16 years and my mantra was: get on, sit down, shut up, get off. On over 30 trips from US to Oz in the front, I told on FA that my goal was that they would never know I was on the plane for 14 hours because their job was hard enough.
Airborne aircraft are like ships at Sea. The Air craft Captain is just like a Captain at sea, His words and commands are absolute. Attacking or refusing the direction of any crew member is not up for discussion and carry the weight of the Aircraft Captain. Attacking any crew member once away from the Gate is no different then attempting to mutiny against a ship at sea. The very least any person performing or verbally attacking a crew member is endangering the entire Aircraft and the crew and passengers, therefore charges involving endangerment should be automatic. As a upset paying passenger bit your tongue and when on the ground off the Aircraft file formal complains and take legal action through the courts. Make notes and record the issues in the air for later use. Don't Repeat Don't get verbal or physical anytime the Aircraft is away from the Gate and moving. Remember the Captain is the Final Say once the Aircraft is in motion
I agree. But why does everyone always wait for Government control? As an industry, why don’t the airlines and employees take the initiative? Get together, create your own lifetime no-fly rule and enforcement. If some foreign airline chooses not to enforce a lifetime no-fly ban on an individual moron, then that is their choice, and their staff will have to face the next outburst of said moron. Stop waiting for someone else to make decisions for you. It is your industry, and first and foremost, isn't your "mantra" to protect all who travel with you? The government of almost every country in the world was able to pass new laws in record time due to the pandemic, but when it comes to airtravel safety for passengers and crew, they all pussyfoot around? Makes no sense to me. I might add, this is not something that should be being considered and done now, this should have been in place, in law, and enforced, decades ago.
I do not understand why this has not already been done. Do the unruly pax have their own lobyists?
Yeah, they're called the GOP.