American Airlines CEO says onboard violent incidents must stop

American Airlines (AAL.O) Chief Executive Doug Parker on Thursday sounded the alarm about disruptive and violent incidents onboard U.S. airplanes after a flight attendant was physically assaulted, prompting a flight diversion.

«This type of behavior has to stop,» Parker said in a video posted on Instagram. «American Airlines will not tolerate airport or inflight misconduct of any kind.»

American said a New York to Santa Ana, California, flight on Wednesday diverted to Denver after a passenger assaulted a flight attendant.

U.S. airlines have reported a record number of violent incidents this year and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pledged a «zero tolerance» approach…

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