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Passenger Who Was Taped to Seat After Groping Flight Attendants Learns Fate

Maxwell Berry got 60 days behind bars

(Newser) - Update: The man who was duct-taped to his seat last year after groping two flight attendants on a Frontier Airlines flight and punching another was sentenced Tuesday. Max Berry, now 23, will spend 60 days in jail followed by a year of supervised release, ABC News reports. Berry pleaded guilty...

FBI: Man Blamed His Homophobia for Attack on Flight Attendant

He allegedly assaulted attendant in first class on Delta flight

(Newser) - A Delta Air Lines passenger accused of attacking a flight attendant in first class gave FBI investigators an "excuse" that isn't going to help his case. According to a criminal complaint, Christopher Alexander Morgan told investigators that "he is homophobic and that it is possible he could...

'Unruly' Passenger Wanted to Get Off the Plane Badly

Cynthia McKnight facing charges after allegedly opening door, inflating slide at Buffalo airport

(Newser) - An unruly passenger escaped an American Airlines flight preparing to takeoff from Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Tuesday in a most dramatic fashion: down the emergency exit slide, according to reports. Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Spencer Brown, a passenger on the flight, tweeted about the woman's outburst, which resulted...

FAA Wants Record Fines for Passengers Who Bit
FAA Wants to Fine 
Passenger $82K

FAA Wants to Fine Passenger $82K

Another would have to pay $77K after both are accused of biting people on flights

(Newser) - Two airline passengers accused of biting people on their flights are facing the highest fines ever imposed for bad behavior by the FAA. The agency is seeking a penalty of almost $82,000 against a woman it says fought crew members and other passengers on an American Airlines flight last...

Flight From Canada to Mexico Makes Unplanned Stop in Texas

Aeromexico flight had to dump 3 unruly passengers after a reportedly drunken face-mask tiff

(Newser) - Houston, we have a problem. Rather, three of them, and they were all booted from an Aeromexico flight that had to be diverted to the Texas city after a reportedly drunken confrontation over face masks. According to an incident report from the Houston Police Department cited by CNN , Aeromexico Flight...

Flight Attendant Yelled, Then Plane Began Rapidly Descending
Flight Attendant Yelled, Then
Plane Began Rapid Descent
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Flight Attendant Yelled, Then Plane Began Rapid Descent

American Airlines flight diverted due to unruly passenger

(Newser) - Passengers on American Airlines flight 1775 Sunday afternoon say they heard one flight attendant yell to another to turn the lights on, they were switched back on abruptly, and then, with no warning, the plane began a rapid descent. The problem? An unruly passenger, the airline says. The plane, which...

Disruption on Delta Flight Involves a Strange Vaccine Plot

Suspect says he wanted other passengers to record him sharing his views

(Newser) - A man who wanted to share his views on the COVID vaccine is accused of disrupting a Delta Air Lines flight Friday. During the flight from Salt Lake City to Portland, Ore., Michael Brandon Demarre, 32, allegedly tried to open the plane's emergency exit, the Washington Post reports. Passengers...

Put Unruly Passengers on 'No-Fly' List, Airline Urges

Delta asks attorney general to blacklist convicted customers

(Newser) - Delta Air Lines has asked Attorney General Merrick Garland to establish a federal "no-fly" list and to put any passenger convicted of disrupting a flight on it. "This action will help prevent future incidents and serve as a strong symbol of the consequences of not complying with crew...

Flight Circles Back After Passengers Decide to Upgrade

Crew says 2 people became disruptive after they were ordered back to coach

(Newser) - It seems logical to claim empty seats on a half-full flight, but United Airlines didn't think so and turned a transatlantic flight around on Thursday when two passengers refused to return to their original seats, per USA Today . About 90 minutes into a flight from Newark to Tel Aviv,...

Flier Arrested After Allegedly Mooning Flight Attendant

Shane McInerney was flying from Dublin to New York

(Newser) - A 29-year-old Irish man's alleged behavior on a flight to New York could potentially end in serious prison time. Shane McInerney departed from Dublin on a Jan. 7 Delta flight, an initial leg in a journey that was to end in Florida, where he planned to start a job...

Woman Pleads Guilty to Attacking Flight Attendant

Vyvianna Quinonez expected to get 4-month sentence plus 3-year flight ban

(Newser) - Update: California woman Vyvianna Quinonez has admitted attacking a Southwest flight attendant earlier this year and is likely to face prison time—plus a long ban from flying. The Sacramento resident pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to interfering with a flight attendant, NBC San Diego reports. According to a...

Florida Man Faces Riot Charge After Wild Airport Brawl

Police say it started when suspect confronted Miami Airport worker on transport cart

(Newser) - Frustrated passengers brawled with officers at Miami International Airport after a charter flight was delayed Monday night, police say. According to an arrest report seen by WPLG , the incident began when Air Century passenger Mayfrer Serranopaca confronted an employee on a transport cart and demanded to speak to the airline....

Fla. Man Wearing Thong on Face Gets Booted From Flight

Adam Jenne compares actions on 'absurd' mask rules to those of Rosa Parks; United disagrees

(Newser) - As far as masks-on-planes incidents go, it's a new one: A Cape Coral, Florida, man has been banned for the time being from United Airlines after he tried to fly from South Florida to Washington, DC, wearing a red thong on his face instead of an approved mask. WFTX...

Cops: Air Marshal Tried to Help, but Flier Assaulted Him, Too

Ariel Pennington arrested after 'unruly' behavior on Delta flight

(Newser) - Another report of a dust-up in the air, this time on a Delta flight that departed from Washington, DC, Thursday night. It was bound for Los Angeles but ended up landing in Oklahoma City, where Police Capt. Arthur Gregory told CNN a passenger assaulted a flight attendant and then assaulted...

Golfer Says He Can't Recall Odd, Criminal Acts on Flight

Thorbjørn Olesen stands trial in London

(Newser) - In a trial in England Tuesday, a Danish pro golfer was unable to explain the behavior witnesses attributed to him on a 2019 flight from Nashville to London, saying he has no memory of the trip. Thorbjørn Olesen is accused of sexual assault for touching a woman's breast,...

Cops: Unruly Passenger Yelled 'Let's Go Brandon'

Katrina Alspaugh refused to wear mask on flight out of Las Vegas

(Newser) - Las Vegas woman Katrina Alspaugh's least favorite things apparently include President Biden and wearing masks on planes. The 51-year-old was arrested in the city's McCarran International Airport Sunday after she refused to wear a mask in the airport and caused a disturbance on her Allegiant Air flight, the...

Southwest Agent Hospitalized, Passenger Taken to Jail

Accused attacker was already being kicked off the flight

(Newser) - In the latest update from the unfriendly skies, a Southwest Airlines operations agent was hospitalized after a passenger who was already in the process of being kicked off the plane hit her with a closed fist to the head. The agent, part of the airline staff that oversees boarding and...

American Airlines 'Outraged' After Alleged In-Flight Assault

Witnesses say attendant was punched in dispute over mask-wearing

(Newser) - American Airlines says it is "outraged" by the actions of a passenger who allegedly assaulted a flight attendant on a Wednesday flight from New York City to California, causing the aircraft to be diverted to Denver. Witnesses say they saw staff duct-tape the passenger to a seat after he...

American Eagle Passengers Saw Something, Said Something

Passenger was briefly detained and released after authorities found no threats

(Newser) - People are on edge. Flying is still safe and we’re not trying to scare you. But there’s no getting around that there’s been a massive uptick in the number of unruly passenger incidents. Way back in August the FAA released a public service announcement asking people to...

Man Allegedly Chokes, Kicks Flight Attendant, Asks to Be Shot

Khalil El Dahr was reportedly angered after an in-flight call didn't go through

(Newser) - A passenger tried to rush the cockpit of a JetBlue flight on Wednesday before kicking and choking a flight attendant, according to an FBI affidavit . The man identified as Khalil El Dahr had become angry after trying unsuccessfully to make a phone call about an hour before the flight from...

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