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Aviation Industry

‘Unruly’ passengers to be barred from flying for 3 months to over 2 years

septiembre 12, 2017

The Centre on Friday proposed rules for a “no-fly list”, the first of its kind in the world, that allow airlines to bar unruly passengers from flying for up to two years.

The rules were issued months after a parliamentarian was caught on camera assaulting an airline crew member for not being able to provide him a business class seat in an all-economy flight.

Disruptive behaviour like physical gestures; abusive behaviour like pushing, kicking and sexual harassment; and life-threatening behaviour will ground offenders for three, six and 24 months, respectively.

The proposed rules will be open for public comments for a month before being finalised.

“There is no other country in the world with a no-fly list based on safety. There are no-fly lists based on security, where people seen as threats are not allowed to fly. India is blazing a new trail in this regard,” said Jayant Sinha, minister of state for civil aviation.

The government has proposed an appeals committee to be headed by a retired high court judge with members from passenger associations or retired consumer dispute forum officers and airline executives. "All grievances will be addressed within 30 days," said Rajiv Nayan Choubey, civil aviation secretary…

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