A woman on an American Airlines flight between Phoenix & Honolulu, Hawaii has been fined over $38,000 due to interference with flight crew.
Incident: Woman on American Airlines Flight Phoenix-Hawaii Fined $38,000…
The woman has been named as Cayla Farris from Hawaii who caused an interference with flight crew on the American Airlines flight from Phoenix.
It is understood that she has been sentenced to three years of supervised release, during this time she is not allowed to fly on commercial aircraft without prior approval.
She has also been fined $38,952.00 in restitution to the airline for delay-related costs due to her actions.
In a statement, the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of Arizona said the following:
“On February 13, 2022, Farris boarded an American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Honolulu, Hawaii. During the flight, Farris used profanity and threatened the flight crew and passengers onboard.”
“As a result of her behavior, the flight crew was unable to continue their duties.”
“The captain ultimately decided to turn the plane back to Phoenix. For passengers onboard, this disturbance caused several flights to be re-routed to Hawaii.”
This is another case again of unruly passengers causing disruption to flight operations, for whatever the reason may have been from her point of view.
That being said, the safety of flight crew and the aircraft itself is paramount, with the crew onboard taking the correct decisions at the time to return the airplane to Phoenix and not continue on to Honolulu, Hawaii.
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