NEW YORK (AP)
Delta Air Lines told the US Department of Justice.
In a letter to the Department of Justice Merrick Garland on Thursday, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said there should be “zero tolerance” for any behavior that affects flight safety. Bastian notes that while such incidents of bad behavior represent only a fraction of all flights on Delta, the incident rate on the airline has increased by nearly 100% since 2019.
“This action will help prevent future incidents and is a powerful symbol of the consequences of non-compliance with the instructions of crew members on commercial aircraft,” Bastian wrote in the letter. for Delta Air Lines news agency.
Delta, along with its industry partner Airlines for America, has pushed since last year to increase reporting, investigation and prosecution of those who interfere with on-board safety. The airlines, based in Atlanta, say they have placed nearly 1,900 people on Delta’s “no-fly” list for refusing to comply with mask requirements and have submitted more than 900 banned names to the agency. Transportation Security Administration to pursue civil penalties.
A spokesman for TSA, which enforces the FBI’s “no-fly” list of potential terrorist threats, referred a reporter to the FBI because that agency maintains the database. Both the FBI and the Justice Department declined to comment. The Federal Aviation Administration cites 4.9 that reported unruly incidents on 10,000 flights for the week ending January 23, according to their website.
In December, TSA announced a new partnership with the FAA that urges unruly airline passengers to face additional consequences for bad behavior under the new partnership. According to the union, the FAA will share information about passengers facing fines for unruly behavior with the TSA, which could disqualify passengers from pre-screening, a privilege reserved for passengers. specifically for low-risk visitors.
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