FAA chief promises ‘zero tolerance’ approach for disruptive passengers, warns of possible jail time By Reuters

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Aviation Administration Director Steve Dickson signed an order Wednesday directing the agency to adopt a “zero tolerance policy” after supporters of US President Donald Trump , have disturbed some recent flights. Dickson told Reuters that the FAA’s special emphasis program would last until March 30 and warned that disruptive passengers could face fines of up to $ 35,000 and possible jail time. He stressed that the agency will not issue warning letters or negotiation of penalties. “We will no longer adjudicate some of these unruly passenger cases with advice or warnings. We will go straight to the application,” Dickson told Reuters, who also briefed airlines on the new policy. “We have seen an alarming increase in these incidents.”

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