How airlines are dealing with rising air rage cases
In 2021, airlines were on track to record more cases of air rage than in the previous 30 years combined. Mask mandates, alcohol, and other safety procedures have been cited as common causes of the sharp rise in unruly passengers. The Federal Aviation Administration has enforced a zero-tolerance policy with fines up to $37,000 per violation in response to the rise in incidents. The dramatic increase in cases has also had negative implications for flight attendants and crew members.