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USA: consensus on no-fly list for unruly passengers

Twu union gives full support to Protection from Abusive Passengers Act

The bill called Protection from Abusive Passengers Act collects more and more support in the United States. It is a legislative proposal that aims, among other things, to create an official black list for abusive passengers, who would be prevented from boarding planes if reported to the authorities. The no-fly list would be managed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Now, one of the main U.S. unions in the aviation sector, the Transport Workers Union (TWU), has also welcomed this measure, which aims to protect airline crew members, airport security staff and passengers. 

The blacklist provides a notice mechanism for excluded passengers, includes guidelines for the removal of bans and an appeals procedure. In addition, the bill would permanently ban harassing individuals from participating in Customs' Precheck and Customs' Global Entry programs, preventing them from accessing fast-track boarding services. 

According to Federal Aviation Administration as of March 28, 1035 unruly passengers and 668 misconduct related to the failure to use masks have been reported. Of the total number of complaints, 302 investigations were initiated and 136 actions were imposed. 

On the same subject see also the article published by AVIONEWS.

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