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…Fuente: http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/no-fly-list-unruly-flyers-not-welcome-on-board-for-3-months-to-2-years-117090800934_1.html