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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued civil penalties to airline passengers for allegedly interfering with the airline crew.
The passengers are facing thousands of dollars in fines after allegedly disobeying "cabin crew instructions" and disregarding "various federal regulations" such as wearing a face mask, the FAA said.
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One of the passengers is facing a $10,500 penalty due to an incident that allegedly took place on Dec. 27, 2020, JetBlue Airways flight from Ft. Lauderdale International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport.
According to the federal agency, the passenger "repeatedly ignored, and was abusive to, flight attendants" who asked him to wear a face mask.
The passenger allegedly coughed and blew his nose into a blanket and ultimately "diverted flight crewmembers from their duties," the FAA said.