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Sun Jan 10, 2021, 02:50 AM

Reuters: FAA chief vows tough line after some Trump supporters disrupt flights

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-airlines/faa-chief-vows-tough-line-after-some-trump-supporters-disrupt-flights-idUSKBN29E0OD

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Saturday vowed to take “strong enforcement action” against unruly passengers following reports of supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump disrupting flights returning from Washington.

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Dickson said “unruly passenger behavior ... can distract, disrupt and threaten crewmembers’ ability to conduct their key safety functions.” He added the “FAA will pursue strong enforcement action against anyone who endangers the safety of a flight, with penalties ranging from monetary fines to jail time.

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The FAA opened more than 1,300 enforcement actions against unruly passengers during the past decade, including recent cases for interfering with and assaulting flight attendants who instructed them to wear masks.

More at link. Why are they not being met by police upon disembarking from planes? Newsweek article quoted FAA person talking about numerous passenger tracking programs in place, so hopefully their info will be fed to FBI!

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Reply Reuters: FAA chief vows tough line after some Trump supporters disrupt flights (Original post)
SheltieLover Jan 2021 OP
BigmanPigman Jan 2021 #1
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #3
BigmanPigman Jan 2021 #7
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #8
BigmanPigman Jan 2021 #13
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #23
Quixote1818 Jan 2021 #2
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #4
LovingA2andMI Jan 2021 #5
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #9
LovingA2andMI Jan 2021 #15
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #22
elleng Jan 2021 #6
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #10
DFW Jan 2021 #14
elleng Jan 2021 #17
DFW Jan 2021 #18
elleng Jan 2021 #19
DFW Jan 2021 #20
elleng Jan 2021 #21
DFW Jan 2021 #27
Cha Jan 2021 #11
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #24
NBachers Jan 2021 #12
DFW Jan 2021 #16
SheltieLover Jan 2021 #25
BlueMTexpat Jan 2021 #26
Silent3 Jan 2021 #28

Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 02:53 AM

1. One pilot threatened to land in Kansas

if the passengers didn't calm down. Flight Attendant Union also doesn't want to deal with these asses.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 02:57 AM

3. I was hunting for arrest info on that flight

Guessing FBI is getting info to research before arresting them.

Far as I know, if you fart too loud on a flight, you will be met with extreme force & remanded to custody, so not sure why this is being allowed.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 03:07 AM

7. Everybody has been handling them with kid gloves it seems.

Are people afraid to use laws and rules on these terrorists? Is this white privilege? Or is it total incompetence of many levels and in different departments?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 03:21 AM

8. Not sure

Hoping FBI orders so they can investigate, then pounce!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 03:54 AM

13. There are the new hires at the Pentagon (tRump loyalists)

and they may have had a part in the coup. We need tons of investigations within the govt.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 04:29 AM

23. Absofuckingloutely!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 02:55 AM

2. Cracked me up when one of the idiots said "Isn't this American Airlines?" As though they thought

because of the name, the company was right wing or something. They were genuinely confused as to why AMERICAN Airlines wasn't singing along with them but instead jumping down their childish throats. LMAO

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 02:58 AM

4. Incredible, isn't it?



Fools!

I hope FBI is followung up!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 03:02 AM

5. Ban Them

From EVER being able to board a plane. Like a 2021 version of a No Fly List for MAGA Trash Americans.

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 03:23 AM

9. How about life in prison?

We do not need terrorists on the streets!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 04:01 AM

15. That's Works...

Too!

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 04:28 AM

22. No parole, of course!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 03:04 AM

6. Good.

FAA is part of the Department of Transportation, 'currently' lead by elaine chao, a/k/a Mrs. M. McConnell.

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Response to elleng (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 03:25 AM

10. Maybe

FBI directive so they can investigate before pouncing.

Grrrrrr Moscow Mitch & his wife.

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Response to elleng (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 03:58 AM

14. She just resigned

Maybe she knew this was coming, and Moscow Mitch didn‘t want her (or him) being held responsible by the Loud Boys.

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Response to DFW (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 04:05 AM

17. Mebbe

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Response to elleng (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 04:08 AM

18. One thing jumps out at me

The Republicans, for the most part, often seem just a little less shocked the rest of us when shockers like this happen.

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Response to DFW (Reply #18)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 04:12 AM

19. Right, maybe because they've known it's been 'cooking.'

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Response to elleng (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 04:17 AM

20. You got it.

And how would they know that? A question for the FBI. If their lawyers tell them to refuse to answer the question, that answers the question by itself.

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Response to elleng (Reply #21)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:11 AM

27. I watched the whole thing

He was right about so much of what he said, I wish he would leave off his race obsession. I watched the tapes of the mob, and there were, too, black and brown faces among them. Far more important was the lack of law enforcement and the difficulty of getting them support. THAT was planned in advance, which means the whole thing was planned in advance. Moore was spot on about the Capitol building. That place is a maze. I‘ve been in there enough. The fact that the mob knew where to go means they were given instructions. I say waterboard them until they say from whom, or else this will become routine.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 03:30 AM

11. Excellent! Their Fascist

Domestic Terrorism Must Have Consequences!

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Response to Cha (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 04:30 AM

24. Yes!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 03:47 AM

12. God, can you imagine sharing a long flight with a bunch of these loud obnoxious toxic clods?

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Response to NBachers (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 04:01 AM

16. I wouldn't want to even share the terminal waiting area with them.

Much less get on board a plane with them.

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Response to DFW (Reply #16)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 04:38 AM

25. The thought made me physically wretch.



I live in redneck TN. Had to grocery shop today & was terrified to leave my house. Very high % of white males look & behave like the insurgents!

Got through it without incident & am now stocked up through the end of the month, but gawd, this is just not normal.

Some years ago while working in downtown Chicago I was reading a book about Ted Bundy. I got off the metra train & caught myself in a state of mild paranoia. Same feeling today being out & about among knuckle draggers.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 05:24 AM

26. No fly lists

for every single one of them - forever!

That would be a good start.

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Sun Jan 10, 2021, 06:39 AM

28. Can we make them walk the plank at 30,000 feet? n/t

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