Lawmakers Propose Universal No-Fly List to Deal With Unruly Passengers

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Lawmakers want to create a universal “no-fly” list for passengers who misbehave on commercial airline flights. 

The Protection From Abusive Passenger Act was introduced by Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Reps. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif, and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn. The bill is designed to protect “airline crew members, security screening personnel, and passengers.”

Each airline currently maintains its no-fly list that they forward to the FAA, which then proposes penalties. However, this leaves loopholes because unruly passengers could book a flight on another airline. Therefore, for an industry-wide no-fly list to work, lawmakers propose that the FAA provide a list of unruly passengers to the TSA. They would be in charge of overseeing the entire program and other means and terms of enforcement.

Additionally, TSA would permanently ban…

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