There have been 2,500 incidents involving unregulated passengers this year, according to the US Aviation Administration, including 1,900 cases where passengers refuse to wear face masks.
A Southwest Airlines flight attendant was beaten by a passenger and lost two teeth during a fight in the United States last week, according to the union president, who complained to the company’s CEO that he was boarding unruly people.
“Unfortunately, this is one of the places to be found,” said union president Lyn Montgomery. He also said there were 477 serious “maladministration” incidents for Southwest airline passengers between April 8 and May 15.
Montgomery did not name details of the beating he wrote Monday to Southwest CEO Gary Kelly. The plane did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Monday that aircraft reported 2,500 illegal immigrants this year, including 1,900 cases in which pilots refused to wear masks, required by state law. The FAA released the figures when it announced that it was seeking a $ 54,500 fine against five passengers for refusing to wear a mask to the pilots.
Montgomery has called on the CEO of the Southwest to urge the establishment of several pilots on airports and to ban passengers who break the rules instead of placing them on another flight. He also said pilots were concerned that the South West would re-sell alcohol on flights. A number of recent lawsuits that have attracted FAA interest in commuters’ drinking.