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FBI Has 39 FAA Referrals Of Unruly Passengers In 2023

Authorities are concerned that incidents of uncivil passenger behavior remain worryingly high.

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3 Reportedly Drunk Passengers Face Fines After Bali-Bound Virgin Australia Flight Diverts To Darwin

The intoxicated and unruly passengers forced the crew to divert. The men were removed from the aircraft and could be fined up to $9000.

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Lawsuit: Drunk Passenger Assaults Mother & Daughter On Delta Air Lines Flight

A passenger was allegedly served at least ten alcoholic drinks on Delta’s long-haul flight.

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Disruptive Jet2 Passenger Tasered By Madeira Authorities Following Diversion

The flight to Tenerife ended up in Porto Santo.

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Passenger Assaults Air India Official On Flight From Sydney To Delhi

The official reportedly requested crew members to refrain from using restraining devices on the passenger.

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Irate Passenger Breaks Lavatory Door On Air India Flight From Toronto

It took several people to restrain the accused passenger.

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Sun Country Passenger Jumps Out Of Boeing 737 to Escape Arrest in Minneapolis

A Sun Country passenger on the run from the law opens an emergency exit...

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Business Class Meal Choice Reportedly Prompted United Airlines Unruly Passenger Diversion

The passenger was taken into custody following the diversion.

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10 Things You Should Never Do On An Airplane

Read through some of the best practices to ensure a comfortable flight and safety of other passengers.

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Air India CEO Has A "Firm Line" On Unruly Passengers

The CEO has voiced concern about rising passenger hostility towards crew members.

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Disruptive Frontier Airlines Passenger "Voted Off" Flight

Sometimes, it's truly best to not fuel the fire.

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Drunk Delta Air Lines Passenger Charged After Kissing Flight Attendant

The accused will appear in court on charges of assault and criminal mischief.

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Woman Charged With Interfering With Alaska Airlines Flight Crew

The flight briefly diverted before continuing to its destination.

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The FBI Has Received 250 Unruly Passenger Referrals From The FAA

Incidents have dropped since a 2021 peak, but a zero-tolerance approach remains regarding inappropriate behavior.

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Drunk Passenger Tries To Open Emergency Door Flap On IndiGo Flight To Bengaluru

The passenger was unable to succeed in his attempt after being stopped by the flight crew and subsequently arrested upon arrival. 

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Frankfurt Airport Police Arrest Passenger Who Punched Flight Attendants

There were frightening scenes on board the Boeing 737 MAX.

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Frankfurt Airport Police Injured Removing Aggressive Passenger From An Istanbul Flight

The passenger also hurled vulgarities and threats at the police officers.

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Student Handed Over To Delhi Police After Allegedly Urinating On American Airlines Passenger

Police will take the strongest possible action after a spate of similar incidents.

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Australian Passenger Charged After Allegedly Biting Flight Attendant

Federal police charged around 360 passengers over 2022.

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US Track Star Sha’Carri Richardson Removed From American Airlines Flight

The track star caused quite a scene before being removed.