Unruly airline passenger incidents fall amid fines, but still high -U.S. FAA

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The rate of unruly airline passenger incidents has dropped sharply since regulators moved to impose fines in January but remains twice as high as last year, the Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday. The incidents were occurring six times per 10,000 flights as of last week – a 50% drop from early 2021 when the agency moved to a “zero-tolerance policy” against fliers lashing out, it said in a statement. “The trend of unruly passenger incidents is moving in the right direction. But we need the progress to continue. This remains a serious safety threat, and one in…

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