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No-Fly List Talks Intensify in U.S. on Surge in Violent Incidents

  • Efforts have intensified following surge in violent incidents
  • Mask mandates make up around three-quarters of bad behavior
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How Airlines Want to Keep Unruly Passengers Grounded

The largest U.S. airlines have been working with the Biden administration for months on creating a nationwide no-fly list that would ban from commercial carriers the worst of unruly passengers, as attacks on flight attendants, airport gate agents and fellow travelers increase.

Discussions among the carriers, their Airlines for America trade group, the Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration over the issue have intensified over the last six months or so, two people familiar with the issue said, asking not to be named because the talks are private. Airline unions also have been involved in some of the talks.