FAA warns travelers can face fines of up to $35,000 for unruly behavior


Earlier this week, travelers chanted “traitor” on a Delta Air Lines flight carrying Republican Senator Mitt Romney. 

Delta Air Lines said its “crew quickly engaged and resolved the issue.”

The FAA warned passengers of facing fines of up to $35,000 for making threats of physical assault.

“Federal law prohibits you from physically assaulting or threatening to physically assault the crew, and anyone else, on an aircraft. You could be subject to fines of up to $35K and imprisonment for such conduct,” the FAA said in a tweet.

“The first rule is something we’ve always called common courtesy. Once we are aboard the aircraft, the way we behave impacts those around us,” it added.

Both American Airlines and United Airlines earlier boosted their staffing at Washington DC after riots at the US Capitol.