FAA announces huge new fines, penalties for people disruptive on flights, aka MAGAs

In the Gossip With Celebitchy podcast coming out on Sunday, Kaiser and I talk about the fact that many of the Capitol siege terrorists were put on the No Fly List, thanks to the work of the flight attendants’ union. Here are links to some of my favorite videos of them screaming and crying as they’re denied access to fly. There was the guy who yelled “they called me a terroristand cried pitifully and another guy screamed “you’re treating like a black person” as he got arrested. (There’s another video from November of a mother who was disorderly and didn’t follow covid protocols on a flight screaming and yelling as she and her kids got dragged away. That was was incorrectly attributed as a #NoFlyList video but I still felt oddly satisfied watching it.)

Given all the grief Trumpers and anti-maskers (the same people) are inflicting on flight staff and fellow passengers, the FAA is implementing very stiff fines and penalties for being disruptive on flights. FAA Chief Steve Dickson has announced a “zero tolerance policy” with possible jail time and fines up to $35k for passengers who don’t abide by the rules.

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson has ordered a strict “zero tolerance policy” for disruptive airline passengers in the wake of several incidents occurring on flights in and out of Washington, D.C., around the riots at the U.S. Capitol.

Dickson, 63, told Reuters that the order, which he signed on Wednesday, will last through March 30 and will punish disruptive passengers with a fine of up to $35,000 and possible jail time. Airlines have been briefed about the new policy, Dickson said.

“We’ve seen a disturbing increase in these incidents…. We’ll take the strongest possible enforcement action against any passenger who engages in it,” he told Reuters.

According to Dickson, the FAA could refer cases for criminal prosecution to the Justice Department, which could seek sentences of up to 20 years for unruly passengers who create unsafe conditions on board.

[From People]

There are videos from a flight from DC to Phoenix last Friday, filled with terrorists from Trump’s rally, chanting USA and getting told by the pilot he would divert them if they didn’t stop. Of course a bunch of them refused to wear masks. It happened on a flight from DC to San Francisco after the siege too. This is so dangerous and disruptive, but that’s what these people do. I hope the airlines really do enforce mask wearing and adopt a no tolerance policy for this type of behavior. These people do it because they’ve gotten away with it for so long. They were able to storm the Capitol Building and raid Congressional offices with no immediate consequences. Of course they think that they don’t have to wear masks on a plane and that they can bully people. I’d like to see them get jail time and huge fines. You know they’re going to whine and cry that they’re being persecuted.

The image at the top of this post is of Siggy Flicker, she’s a huge MAGA and is on RHONJ. She regrammed a video of Trump supporters being disruptive on a plane to the siege and called it patriotic, but claims she wasn’t on that plane and didn’t go to DC. She also instagrammed photos from the siege with the #freedom hashtag. I hope Bravo cans her ass.

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  1. Darla says:

    Can I just sidebar re; that LV get up from this Maga lady? On LI I am very used to the alphabet soup of handbags, designer initials on everything. I don’t wear those, even when I wore Coach I would never do that style. But I’ve always really loathed the LV logo’d line. But it’s ubiquitous! And of late, I have noticed, well loved by Maga ladies. Is that the case? Has anyone else noticed this? I’m at the point now where I see that logo and think “trash”.

    • Chaine says:

      Me too. Not just that it’s trash, but most people are probably carrying fake ones, so it’s fake trash.

    • Mindy_Dopple says:

      It’s the most popular fake around I believe which is why you see it everywhere. I’ve never been a fan of those either.

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      I have a (now vintage) LV bag that I bought for myself as a 21 yr old (with a bonus from the job I was working). Back then (1979!!!) it was only $200 for the classic Speedy (I think that’s what it’s called now). It was THE BAG to have then. I loved it 😊

      Since Trumpet-MAGAts started wearing them, I wrapped mine up and put it on the shelf in my closet. Not coming out again for a long while!

    • whatWHAT? says:

      that brown logo pattern/style is the UGLIEST (or one of ’em, at least) designer style I’ve ever seen. the black version is better, but not by much.

      the “new-ish” logo style bags from Coach (with their C logo all over it) are almost as bad. I never liked any item that has the designer’s logo wallpapering the pattern.

  2. jbyrdku says:

    That video of the ‘disorderly mother’ was absolutely satisfying.

  3. BeanieBean says:

    Excellent! Good for the union, good for the FAA. So we do know who these people are. Sedition charges next?
    Oh, and Siggy? Figures. Awful, awful person.

  4. Meredith says:

    There’s a group of over 10 people who got banned from Alaska Airlines for being disorderly on flight from DC to SEA. Everyone thinks WA is liberal but once you leave Seattle, you’re in a sea of MAGA idiots.

    • Darla says:

      Yes. I lived in Seattle for a time with my then bf who taught at the university there. I was very surprised at the surrounding areas, and frankly some spots might as well be Idaho.

  5. nolabirds says:

    In the set of instagram photos at the end… the second to last photo… what on earth is “JEXIT”?!!

  6. KhaoManee says:

    One of the only funny anecdotes from 1/6 is Trump being pissed off that all of his insurrectionists looked low class. Why yes Diaper Don, besides being traitors and cop killers your “very special people” are also low class scumbags who have no idea how to live in polite society.

    • Shoshone says:

      I live in western PNW on the fringe of a more populated area which skews democratic. Almost everyone I know in my area is MAGA. My MAGA list includes doctors, lawyers, successful business owners (think 150-250 million in yearly sales) as well as educated people with college and post grad degrees. These people have always seemed reasonable and kind but they are STILL Trump supporters today. I can’t talk to any one of these friends/family/employees about what Is happening except to calmly state my opposition. It doesn’t help that every one where I live is armed to the teeth including the liberals.

  7. Mac says:

    I can’t believe the MAGA passengers on the Phoenix flight were not arrested when they landed in DC. People have been arrested for far less on planes.

  8. Keira says:

    Finally, yes!!

    The federal No Fly List is administered by the FBI or Homeland Security. Each airline has its own.

  9. Katie says:

    Quick note: The “black person” video is from 2018. Still bonkers though.

  10. Sean says:

    I’ve been following and reading different articles by individuals who worked for/with or know how the different government agencies work and handle national security threats. From what I gather, the people who stormed the Capitol, had plans to murder elected officials, sever the line of succession, their enablers etc have truly F*CKED themselves. I hope they all got some pleasure from it because it’s going to be the last bit of pleasure any of them experience for a looong time.

    There’s one article in particular that does an excellent job of laying of this out. I can’t post it because I’m on my phone but the title is “QAnon Woke Up the Real Deep State”. It was written by a political science professor who has a good understanding of how our government functions when it comes to national security.

    Basically, the Deep State does exist but it’s not what MAGA/QAnon claims it is. It’s departments and bipartisan government employees who focus on neutralizing threats to national security.

    Think about how we’ve treated terrorists like Al-Qaeda or ISIS. None of them ever came this close to completely upending our Democracy. These idiots crying about being on No Fly Lists in the very near future will be dreaming of when this was the most if their troubles.

    It’s going to be bad for them, the Congresspeople who aided and abetted them, the entire lot. Just wait. It’s only just begun.

    There’s a quote from the article I mentioned that speaks volumes:

    You cheered on lawyers who said they’d release the Kraken. But now you’ve poked Leviathan.

  11. Courtney B says:

    They should be on all kinds of lists. There’s more video in cnn which is chilling. And interviews with the cop who was beat with the poles and the one squeezed in the door. These MAGAts were yelling ‘kill them with their own gun’ and the like. I don’t want to say imagine if it was a BLM protestors, hell, an actual rioter—but I’m going to. The right wing press would be in full scale meltdown. As it is, Tucker Carlson decided to mock and disparage AOC for being afraid. Said she’s a hypocrite for now liking cops (she’s praised the capitol and dc police) after calling for defunding—which are not diametrically opposed. But he’s NOT a hypocrite I guess for suddenly forgetting Blue Lives Matter and all that when a cop was actually beaten to death? I just can’t with these people.

    • Shoshone says:

      It’s been mentioned that one cop was tased although not a lot has been said about it. I don’t know if they got the taser from police that they had beat into submission or not. Who brings a taser to a “peaceful protest”?

  12. nve says:

    Does anyone remember when Chavs in the UK loved to wear Burberry, so Burberry reduced production on some items because they didn’t want trashy chavs to rep their brand? Wonder if LV will do the same, or lean in to being the face of MAGA.

  13. OliviaJoy1995 says:

    Bravo fired Siggy Flicker back in 2018 I think. She hasn’t been on RHONJ for a few seasons now thank God. She is a huge Trump supporter and almost seems crazed sometimes talking about him.