present flying problems
FAA fines trouble makers for zero-tolerance behavior
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) proposes civil penalties
ranging from $7,500 to $15,500 against
four airline passengers for allegedly
interfering with flight attendants who
instructed them to obey cabin crew
instructions and various federal regulations.
Federal law prohibits interfering
with aircraft crew or physically assaulting
or threatening to physically
assault aircraft crew or anyone else
on an aircraft. Passengers are subject
to civil penalties for such misconduct,
which can threaten the safety of
the flight by disrupting or distracting
cabin crew from their safety duties.
The FAA is strictly enforcing a zerotolerance
policy toward passengers
who cause disturbances on flights or
fail to obey flight crew instructions in
violation of the FAA’s regulations or
engage in conduct proscribed by federal
The passengers have 30 days after
receiving the FAA’s enforcement letter
to respond to the agency.
Since Jan. 1, 2021, the FAA has
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received approximately 3,000 reports
of unruly behavior by passengers, including
about 2,300 reports of passengers
refusing to comply with the federal
facemask mandate. The allegation
cases are as follows:
$15,500 against JetBlue Passenger
who repeatedly ignored their instructions.
He also drank mini bottles of alcohol
that jetBlue did not serve to him;
$10,500 against JetBlue passenger
who refused to wear her facemask
properly and in one instance inserted
her finger into her nose in response to
a flight attendant’s direction to wear her
mask, she yelled, used profanity and
refused to read a warning note that a
flight attendant issued to her.
$10,300 against Alaska Airlines
passenger who smoked an e-cigarette
in the airplane lavatory, which activated
the lavatory smoke detector system nd
repeatedly ignored flight attendants’ instructions.
$7,500 against a Southwest passenger
who repeatedly refused to comply
with flight attendants’ instructions to
wear her facemask.
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June 18, 2021 through July 02, 2021
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Some dog imports into US curtailed
Rabies concerns prompt program changes, animals hampered
On June 14,the CDC
posted a Federal Register Notice
announcing that effective
on7/14/21, no dogs arriving from
rabies high-risk countries will be
allowed entry into the US.
Why is CDC taking this action?
To ensure the health and
safety of dogs imported into
the U.S., to protect the public’s
health against the reintroduction
of canine rabies virus variant,
and to decrease attempts to
import inadequately vaccinated
Which countries does this
If a dog is coming from or has
spent time in any of these countries
in the last 6 months, they will
not be allowed entry into the U.S.
How long will the suspension
CDC will review the suspension
periodically and share updates.
Are there exceptions where
a dog from a high-risk country
can enter the U.S?
Yes, but only by obtaining a
CDC import permit before arrival.
CDC Dog Import Permits
are granted on an extremely
limited case-by-case basis. No
permits will be issued upon arrival.
Importers must submit requests
for advance written approval
cdc.gov at least 30 business
days (6 weeks) before planned
travel to the U.S. Submitting an
application does not guarantee
approval, and no appeals will
be heard from denied permit
A permit can only be obtained
in specific situations.
Dogs with a CDC Import Permit
must enter the U.S. through
a POE with a CBP-bonded live
animal care facility with a FIRMS
Currently, the only approved
POE is JFK.
What happens if a dog from
a high-risk country presents at
a POE without a permit?
Dogs without a permit will be
denied entry and returned to the
country of departure at the owner’s
Specific countries that fall under
this rule are listed here: