December 1, 2023

An American Airlines passenger was fined a record $81,950 for belligerent conduct while on a flight.

The New York Times:

Amid a pandemic-fueled surge in bad behavior on airplanes, the Federal Aviation Administration is pushing for an $81,950 fine, the largest the agency has ever recommended against an unruly passenger, for a woman who stands accused of hitting, spitting at, head-butting and biting flight crew members in July.

“If you are on an airplane, don’t be a jerk and don’t endanger the flight crews and fellow passengers,” Pete Buttigieg, the transportation secretary, said on “The View” Friday as he announced the fine. “If you do, you will be fined by the F.A.A.”

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