Delta asks other carriers to share “no-fly” lists of unruly passengers

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Delta Air Lines wants competitors to issue a no-fly list of banned passengers who have exhibited unruly behavior, CNBC Report.

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why it matters: Flight attendant and pilot labor unions have expressed their concerns about hostile passengers being handled at unprecedented rates since the start of the pandemic.

  • Delta said it has 1,600 passengers on its list and the Federal Aviation Administration has received 4,385 reports of unruly passengers this year, per CNBC.

big picture: Delta asked other airlines to share their ‘no fly’ lists to protect airline employees across the industry, according to CNBC.

  • Kristen Manion Taylor, Delta’s senior vice president of in-flight service, wrote to flight attendants Wednesday that “even a list of restricted customers doesn’t work if that customer can fly with another airline.”
  • The FAA issued a zero-tolerance policy earlier this year and said Thursday that the rate of passengers refusing to comply with the federal mask mandate on board has fallen by 50%. Still, the rate of six incidents per 10,000 flights “remains very high.”
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