Press Release – FAA Statement from FAA Administrator Steve Dickson

For Immediate Release
March 16, 2021

The FAA is extending its zero-tolerance policy for unruly passengers

I have decided to extend the FAA’s unruly-passenger zero-tolerance policy as we continue to do everything we can to confront the pandemic. The policy directs our safety inspectors and attorneys to take strong enforcement action against any passenger who disrupts or threatens the safety of a flight, with penalties ranging from fines to jail time. The number of cases we’re seeing is still far too high, and it tells us urgent action continues to be required.