As if we need more trouble, travelers from hell are a thing now (or more a thing than before, anyway). They flight attendants, throwing food and alcohol nearby, i they throw masks on the ground. Delta Air Lines is obviously fed up.
In two internal notes employees this week, Delta said he asked his competitors to share their internal banned flight lists, he says it would prevent shitty passengers from causing problems on various airlines. This year, the company submitted more than 600 names of banned passengers to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The minutes were sent the same week as Delta participated through the industrial trade group Airlines for America in: hearing about “air rage” held by the House of Representatives Committee on Transport and Infrastructure on Thursday.
Kristen Manion Taylor, senior vice president of flight services, said in her letter that Delta has more than 1,600 people on its internal no-fly list. She added that the company has analyzed safety on its flights in recent months and will introduce additional measures in terms of training and response on board.
“We’ve also asked other airlines to share their list of‘ banned flights ’to further protect airline employees across the industry – something we know and keep in mind,” Taylor said.. “The banned customer list doesn’t work well if that customer can fly with another airline.”
However, it is not clear how such an exchange of information would work. Asked by Washington Post, Delta has not elaborated on whether the sharing of internal lists should be done through the federal government or directly with other airlines.
According to SEVERAL, most of the problems with naughty passengers this year relate to individuals who refuse to comply with federal mask regulations. Since January, the agency has received about 3,889 reports of disobedient passengers. Of these, 2,867 included a mask mandate. Since August, the FAA has fined these passengers more than $ 1 million for misconduct.
At the hearing, Lauren Beyer, vice president of safety and relief at Airlines for America,, he said “there are legal and operational challenges with airlines sharing those lists among themselves,” the Post reported.
In response, board chairman Peter DeFazio, a Democrat from Oregon, considered whether it would be possible for the FAA to create a database with data from the list of prohibited flights that all companies could access. Nonetheless, the FAA did not commit to the idea on Friday, telling the Post to meet with airports, airlines, unions and others to discuss measures they could take to address disobedient passengers.
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