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FAA: No more warnings to disruptive passengers
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Posted By: Dreadnought, 1/14/2021 11:57:33 PM

Federal safety officials said on Wednesday that they are stepping up enforcement against unruly airline passengers after confrontations on flights to and from Washington, D.C., around the time of the riot at the Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump. The Federal Aviation Administration said there has been “a disturbing increase in incidents where airline passengers have disrupted flights with threatening or violent behavior. These incidents have stemmed both from passengers’ refusals to wear masks and from recent violence at the U.S. Capitol.”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: clipped wings 1/15/2021 12:16:04 AM (No. 661321)
Obviously, the airlines are planning to defer to the railroads.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney 1/15/2021 1:04:14 AM (No. 661351)
It has become a coercive police state.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: chumley 1/15/2021 1:04:36 AM (No. 661352)
Gee, are the sheep getting tired of being pushed around, treated like carp and having no civilized recourse? I hope every one of those airlines fails and fails big. I stopped flying over a decade ago over just that sort of thing. Wait in line for hours to get felt up by an overweight, sweaty high school dropout, get charged extra for everything and squeezed into a space comfortable only to a dwarf. Yes, the stewardesses are friendly and smiling. Thats not enough. I drive everywhere now. More expensive in the long run, but I get to see the country, meet the people, take my guns (loaded and on my person), and I get to take Mrs C to a no-tell motel every night. Kinda cool.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: beancounter 1/15/2021 1:21:31 AM (No. 661359)
That's what happens when big government bails out big airlines.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bighambone 1/15/2021 2:04:17 AM (No. 661368)
It’s not a good experience to be on a fully loaded commercial aircraft with a noncompliant and disruptive passenger, usually with a big mouth, who delays the takeoff of the aircraft, until the police arrive and remove that passenger. If that happens to you, no doubt you will remember it.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: viking diver 1/15/2021 2:49:04 AM (No. 661380)
#5 and when they came for me there was no one left to speak up....
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Reply 7 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 1/15/2021 5:10:36 AM (No. 661404)
Leave your MAGA hat and tshirt at home, you'll be next...
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Reply 8 - Posted by: daisey 1/15/2021 5:27:24 AM (No. 661412)
Unless you’re a righteous liberal. Then you can squawk all you want. No airlines is going to take on democrats, BLM, or other liberal activists because they may be purged from the internet. Jobs will be lost. It’s here. It’s official. We are screwed.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 1/15/2021 6:44:01 AM (No. 661451)
"around the time of the riot at the Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump" Keep repeating this, poster. You never know, it might come true!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: F15 Gork 1/15/2021 8:05:20 AM (No. 661517)
Must have been about 1950. We drove my momma out to the Tulsa Airport to put her onboard a DC-3 for a short hop down to Oklahoma City to attend a State Wide PTA meeting. Everyone was dressed to the nines, as they used to say. There was no security because none was needed - good Lord man, this was America after all. The stews were all ladies in every sense of the word and the pilots were some sort of sky god. When they cranked that beauty up and pulled away from the gate you could feel the prop wash spilling back over you. Almost 70 years latter I can still smell the exhaust of burnt AVGAS. My momma was the first person in our family to ever fly - I’m probably the last. Commercial flying today reminds me of some sort of prisoner transport operation. I’m never getting onboard another one.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 1/15/2021 8:10:43 AM (No. 661527)
Just another step in isolating and separating Americans. I guess I need to wear a rainbow BLM t-shirt if I ever get to travel to see my grandkids again.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: GO3 1/15/2021 8:31:34 AM (No. 661557)
#10, you're exactly right. As a young kid, my first flight was in a DC-3 from CA to WA state in 1958. You dressed nice, everyone was polite, and the food was on real plates with real silverware. The continuous growth model of airlines means air travel is now the equivalent of taking an overcrowded crosstown bus or a flying cattle car. After decades of flying, I can now say, "no thanks" to getting on board an airliner. P.S. Isn't it interesting as Mark Steyn observed, that the world's best airlines are those from nations that are restrictive monarchies such as Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad, etc.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: mc squared 1/15/2021 9:01:45 AM (No. 661592)
Nobody wants to be delayed by an obnoxious passenger, but sometimes the passenger is right. Remember the attendant who forced a mother to fly with her toddler on her lap because they needed another seat? "There were 1,300 enforcement actions against passengers in the past 10 years." That's about 130/year. How many passengers do the airlines ship' in a year? .
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 1/15/2021 9:33:25 AM (No. 661642)
This, like all other recent federal actions, will be a one-way street. Leftist pukes will continue to get away with their criminal behavior.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Redwing57 1/15/2021 8:28:15 PM (No. 662398)
Airlines respond to the demands of the customers, primarily. Customers have demonstrated that price is everything. Internet fare-comparing sites pop the cheapest ticket to the top, so every airline is doing their best to minimize ticket prices, since that is maximizing profit. This is all to maximize "shareholder value". Any dollar in the business beyond the bare minimum to operate is a dollar not going to shareholders in dividends. CEOs are paid for maximum shareholder value, so that's what they optimize. A correct price is one where you are barely willing to pay, but you do. If it's an easy decision either way, a "huge bargain", or a "ripoff", the price is wrong. Airlines like Spirit sell you a seat and *nothing* else. Everything else is an added cost. A reserved seat is an added cost. Everything. Yet people fly it routinely. No one's talking about how much a ticket cost on those old DC-3 flights. A cross country flight adjusted for inflation would have cost 10 times what it does today. Would you pay $4500 to have linen and china service, or $450 to get you there? Customers have spoken, and low price wins. Until the security aggravations make the prices seem too high again, people will keep flying. I for one never fly unless the trip is over at least 600 miles.
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