National no-fly list legislation introduced in Congress

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IIt took a while, but legislation to create a national no-fly list finally made its way through Congress. Lawmakers yesterday introduced a bill to create a national list of unruly passengers in a bid to curb the rise in violent incidents on planes.

“Unfortunately, too many of our pilots, flight attendants and crew members face unacceptable abuse from passengers – everything from kicking to spitting to biting,” Rep. Eric Swalwell said ( D-Calif.), who introduced the bill, at a press conference. “This behavior is not only inappropriate, but also endangers other crew members and passengers.”

Traditionally, each airline has maintained its own internal list of passengers whose behavior was so egregious that they are no…

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