At the start of this year, the Federal Aviation Administration announced a zero-tolerance policy against unruly passengers on flights. Since then, more than 400 cases have reached the level of being officially investigated. More than 3,000 incidents involving unruly passengers have been reported since Jan. 1.

What in the world is going on? The FAA says those 400 cases are three times the full-year average number of cases over the past decade. Certainly some of the increase in reported cases of bad behavior can be attributed to adopting a zero-tolerance policy, but there must be more to it.

Transportation Security Administration officials are worried enough about passenger behavior that they have resumed offering self-defense training to flight attendants and pilots.

It is a shame to think some passengers might have so little regard that they would be anything but polite and respectful on a flight, but if there really are people who become so unruly, flight attendants and pilots will be lining up for the training. Good for the TSA for doing something else to keep airline workers a little safer. It is a shame they needed to do it.

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bishopsboy

What do expect when you let Democrats fly? They are selfish, rude, self-indulgent, entitled individuals with zero concern or respect for others. Ban Democrats from flying and the problem will go away.

prodigalson

I totally agree with you Bishop. And while we are at it, we should ban Demokkkrats from owning anything that could be even loosely construed as a weapon. Demokkkrats are proven thugs, rapists, and murderers (all that one need do is look at current Virginia Governor Ralph Coonman Northam, Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, and Attorney General Mark Herring to see proof of this), and need to be treated accordingly. We should also bar Demokkkrats from seeking any and all positions of power within government, as they always find a way to cheat, and enrich themselves rather than serve the people that they are “elected” to serve. If we took all of these steps, the streets would be much safer, and the world would be a much better place.

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