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USA: no priority boarding for unruly passengers

Agreement between FAA and TSA

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officially started the exchange of information on unruly passengers yesterday. The agreement also includes a proposal to work together to introduce a new restrictive measure for those who misbehave on board an aircraft: that airlines preclude these users from taking advantage of Tsa PreCheck, which is the boarding priority dedicated to trusted travellers, frequent flyers, military and members of commercial programs, available at more than 200 airports. 

"We have tremendous respect for the airport staff, gate agents and flight crews hat get people safely to their destinations. This partnership with Faa will help ensure the safety and security of all passengers and hold those who violate federal regulations accountable for their actions", said TSA Administrator, David Pekoske

The new partnership between the two agencies is part of a zero-tolerance approach to unruly behavior, particularly the physical assaults that occur on board aircraft against flight attendants. Reports of harassing passengers by airlines, in fact, is on the rise.

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