Lawmakers are again pushing for a no-fly list for violent passengers

March 31, 2023

© Washington Post illustration; iStockSeeking to keep violent passengers grounded, a trio of lawmakers will again introduce legislation that would create a no-fly list for people who act up in the air. The FBI maintains the federal no-fly list as a subset of the Terrorist Screening Database, which includes people who are either “known terrorists” or are reasonably suspected of being involved in terrorism. But the penalties climbed: The FAA proposed more than $8.4 million in fines against unruly passengers last year. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland told prosecutors to prioritize investigations involving disruptive air passengers in 2021. They could also be placed on a no-fly list if they have been fined for interfering with procedures or security systems on a plane, or causing someone to do so.