Groups Representing Airlines, Employees Urge Crackdown On Unruly Passengers

(Washington, DC) -- Groups representing airlines and employees are urging the Justice Department to crack down on unruly passengers.  

They sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and called for stricter enforcement and consequences for anyone who disrupts airline flights.  

That includes prosecutions, hefty fines and jail time.  

Cases involving unruly passengers are way up this year.  

Many disputes involve passengers who refuse to wear masks.