Travel season is picking back up, and the Federal Aviation Administration has a serious warning for airline customers: There has been an enormous and very concerning spike in unruly and dangerous behavior by passengers aboard flights this year, so watch your step.
What’s happening in the friendly skies?
Despite the fact that the number of flights per day is still well below the daily average of recent years, the FAA revealed that the number of reported incidents in 2021 is about 10 times the annual average — and we are only four months into the calendar year.
According to NBC’s “Today,” the FAA said it sees between 100 and 150 formal cases of bad behavior by passengers in a typical year. Since January, the agency said, there have been 1,300 reported cases — even though air travel still remains way below pre-pandemic levels.