CNN Travel reports:
Unruly passenger incidents are rising again, new Federal Aviation Administration numbers show. FAA figures released Tuesday show more disruptions on commercial flights in the past week than any week in the past two and a half months.
The FAA says there were 128 new incidents reported by flight crews, bringing this year’s total to 4,626 incidents. The new number is the highest weekly figure since the FAA started releasing weekly data on July 20.
About 72% of issues in the past week were over the federal transportation mask mandate, figures show. The FAA adopted a zero-tolerance policy for unruly, sometimes violent passengers on board flights earlier this year.
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New FAA figures show more disruptions on commercial flights in the past week than any week in the past two and a half months. https://t.co/sgKN0wWz2A
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