FAA aims to fine disruptive air passengers up to $31,750

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FILE – In this Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, a TSA staff wears mask as he walks past flight information screens show flight status information at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. Federal officials keep seeing cases of airline passengers getting into confrontations with flight attendants or other passengers. The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday, April 27, 2021, that it is seeking fines ranging from $14,500 to $31,750 against three recent passengers.(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

WASHINGTON (AP) β€” Federal officials keep seeing cases of airline passengers getting into confrontations with flight attendants or other passengers.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday that it is seeking fines ranging from $14,500 to $31,750 against three recent passengers.

The FAA says the cases fall under its β€œzero-tolerance” policy against disruptive air travelers.

All three cases involve passengers who drank alcohol that they brought on board the planes, in violation of federal rules.

In one case, police escorted a man off a plane in Boston.

In another, two off-duty law enforcement officers wrestled a man back into his seat and then kept eyes on him the rest of the flight.

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