Abusive Passengers Act Proposes TSA-Controlled No-Fly List

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The Transport Workers Union (TWU) of America, the nation’s largest airline union representing over 65,000 aviation workers, has welcomed the introduction of the Protection from Abusive Passengers Act which aims to protect airline crew members, security screening personnel, and passengers by banning abusive passengers from commercial aircraft flights.

Introduced by Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA-15) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI), it will implement a list of “abusive passengers” – those who intimidated, threatened or assaulted an aviation worker. Any individual on the list would be prohibited from boarding any commercial aircraft.

The no-fly list would be managed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Transparency and advanced notice will be provided to banned individuals, including guidelines for removal from the ban and opportunities for appeal. The bill would also…

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