Dangerous Behavior Doesn't Fly

Incidents where airline passengers have disrupted flights with threatening or violent behavior are an ongoing problem and airlines have seen rapid growth in occurrences since 2021. The FAA has a zero-tolerance policy on unruly passenger behavior.

Failing to follow crew instructions or engaging in disruptive or violent behavior on a plane can affect you in more ways than one:


Jail Time

Unruly passengers incidents are referred to the FBI when warranted and can earn you a felony conviction.



The FAA can propose up to $37,000 per violation for unruly passenger cases. One incident can result in multiple fines.


Travel Restrictions

Unruly behavior can affect your TSA PreCheck® eligibility or land you on an internal no-fly list for an airline.