Delta Passenger Dealing with Enormous Positive for Hitting Flight Attendant
The Federal Aviation Administration mentioned earlier this 12 months it was strengthening its fines as a deterrent for unruly and naughty passengers who trigger issues throughout flights.
Apparently, the company wasn’t kidding.
The FAA mentioned Friday it’s proposing a $27,500 superb for an unnamed passenger who allegedly hit a Delta Air Traces flight attendant within the face in October.
The passenger was touring on a Delta flight from Miami to Atlanta on Oct. 19, 2020, when he bought into argument with a seatmate who refused to put on his masks, safe his tray desk or fasten his seatbelt, in response to ABC Information.
When flight attendants couldn’t get the passengers to quiet down, the flight returned to the gate and the 2 had been sked to depart the plane.
“In response, the passenger accompanying the non-compliant traveler ignored the flight attendant’s directions, started yelling expletives on the flight attendant and different passengers, and struck the flight attendant beneath her left eye,” the FAA mentioned.
FAA Administrator Steve Dickson mentioned in January the company was adopting a “zero-tolerance coverage” when it got here to unruly passenger circumstances after he noticed a “disturbing improve in incidents” of passengers disrupting flights with “threatening or violent conduct.”
The passenger dealing with the $27,500 superb has 30 days to answer the FAA after receiving the company’s enforcement letter.