Episode 74 – Alarming Passenger Behavior Threatens Flight Safety
Todd Curtis of airsafe.com joins John and Greg for a look at the alarming rise in unruly passenger behavior on flights. Fistfights, attempts to open cabin doors and more are disrupting flights.
They outline the federal rules and regulations in play as well as airline policies to attempt to keep everyone on board safe. Offenders are prosecuted in federal courts and risk federal prison.
Advice for passengers who encounter unruly behavior on board:
- Try to diffuse the situation
- Help flight crews by encouraging fellow passengers to follow the rules
- Document bad behavior to aid in prosecutions to deter bad actors
As more people return to the skies, they remind everyone of the saying, “Time to spare? Go by air.” Give yourself ample time to get to the airport and board your flight to avoid getting stressed and frustrated. That alone can make the return to air travel safer for everyone.
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