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US orders zero tolerance for disruptive airline passengers, possibly jail

US Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson signed an order directing the agency to take a "zero tolerance policy" after supporters of Trump were disruptive on some recent flights

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Reuters  |  WASHINGTON 

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson signed an order on Wednesday directing the agency to take a "zero tolerance policy" after supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump were disruptive on some recent flights. Dickson told Reuters the FAA's special emphasis program would last through March 30 and warned disruptive passengers could face up to $35,000 fines and possible jail time. He emphasized the agency will not issue warning letters or negotiate penalties. "We will no longer adjudicate certain of ...

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First Published: Thu, January 14 2021. 09:50 IST
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