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USA: Suddenly mob commuters are much smaller again

USA: Suddenly mob commuters are much smaller again

In the United States, cases of misconduct on board aircraft decreased by 80%. There may be two reasons for this.

Time and time again, videos are released of panicked passengers on board. Incidents like this seem to happen almost every day. However, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the number of rowdy passengers in the United States has fallen sharply since its peak in 2021 by 80 percent.

In 2023, there were 1,117 cases of unruly behavior in the United States, up from 5,973 in 2021. The FAA said 22 cases of particularly bad behavior were recently referred to the FBI. Violations include physical assault, shouting and swearing, vaping, refusing to sit down, and sexual assault.

There are high penalties

The FAA partnered with the FBI in 2021 to increase penalties for misconduct. Unruly passengers can face fines of up to $37,000 per violation. The current decline may have something to do with it. In addition, the repeal of the Covid-19 rules certainly played a role as well. Above all, the obligation to wear masks over and over again led to unruly behaviour.