LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a $10,300 fine against an unruly passenger on a Feb. 3 flight from Boise to Los Angeles, it was announced Monday.
The passenger aboard the Alaska Airlines flight smoked an e-cigarette in the airplane lavatory, activating the smoke detector system.READ MORE: Lifeguards Battle For Bragging Rights In Hermosa Beach
According to the FAA, the passenger also walked through the cabin without his face mask over his mouth and nose and repeatedly ignored flight attendants’ instructions to wear his mask properly.
The enforcement action is part of the FAA’s zero-tolerance policy for unruly and dangerous behavior by passengers who cause disturbances on flights or fail to obey flight crew instructions in violation of the FAA’s regulations or engage in conduct proscribed by federal law.
Since Jan. 1, the FAA has received about 3,000 reports of unruly behavior by passengers, about 2,300 of which were reports of passengers refusing to comply with the federal face mask mandate.READ MORE: Business Taking New Precautions As COVID Cases Surge
After receiving the FAA’s enforcement letter, passengers have 30 days to respond to the agency.MORE NEWS: Joseph Jimenez Charged With Murder, Attempted Murder In Corona Movie Theater Shooting
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