Honolulu Flight Diversions This Week Raise Unruly Passenger Questions

Nine Hawaii Flight Diversions Led To National No-Fly Plan

Following a spate of recent Hawaii unruly passenger flight diversions, many of you have asked about a national no-fly list.

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56 thoughts on “Nine Hawaii Flight Diversions Led To National No-Fly Plan”

  1. I am in favor of it, with the following stipulations:
    1) A person placed on such list will be on for a specified time, say 5 years for a first offense. A second offense gets a new 15 years!

    2)There must be a notification made to the person following the offense and some sort of appeal process.

    3) Having a very common name, I used to have serious issues and was always subjected to additional screening until I found a form to get cleared from whatever list I was on. I now have TSA Pre-Check.

  2. I think it is good to have the no fly list.
    However, it is often a bit one sided.
    People who just insist on their services that they paid for have been removed as unruly passengers. That’s not right either.
    We need some checks an balances here that also takes overbearing flight attemdents who try to deny passengers the services they paid for into account.

    1. If the passenger was shouting or insulting, no matter the reason or who was in the right, that passenger was unruly and should have been ejected. There is no excuse for an adult to raise her voice or behave offensively on an aircraft.

  3. Off subject: I’ve been trying to plan our next stay on Maui for October of this year. By now I usually have a nice package booked for our stay in Wailea, but high prices has stopped me from booking.

    Today there’s been quite a price drop on resorts located in Wailea, so I will book through Costco and cancel to rebook if prices drop again.

  4. This is long over due. We had inflight distruptions before mask mandates. Mask Mandates was another reason to fight and be disruptive. The money and time that everyone is out due to these disruptions is exhorbant. Plus, the stress of these events if you are a passenger and crew is traumatizing. As a crew member we are at our wits end. We don’t just experience one of these events, unfortunately, we may have more than one trip with events of these sorts. It is taking a toll on all of us. We all should be able to experience a pleasant flight without vulgar, violence etc. Of course, your inflight crew would love it if passengers inflight experience was more comfortable, spacious etc. We are the first to advocate for those changes.

  5. As a local resident, peace of mind traveling to the mainland and elsewhere is very important. Flight crews need protection from known , risky individuals. Anyone who wants to travel needs to abide by the rules for workability. If you don’t want to abide by rules, don’t fly. It’s simple.

  6. A friend of mine was on a flight that was diverted due to a disruptive passenger. He missed his connecting flight, and had to stay overnight in the airport. He is suing that passenger for all his troubles and lost time. Not sure how it will turn out, but imagine if all 200+ passengers did the same? If he wins any amount, put it on all the news channels and let everyone know the cost! Then give that passenger a lifetime ban for flying on all airlines.

  7. Before a no-fly list is implemented, Unacceptable behavior needs to be defined. Obviously, physical assault qualifies, but what about raising your voice when treated poorly? Should a flight attendant be allowed to place a passenger on a no-fly list because they’re having a bad day?

    What is the appeal process if you’re placed on the list? What’s the duration of of a passenger’s no-fly ban? Forever?

    Be careful what you wish for – The government often doesn’t think things through prior to implementing policies.

    1. From all the scenarios mentioned before, the only one I have would have sympathy for is someone raising their voice because they were placed in economy even though they paid for business or 1st class. That is unacceptable. However, it could still be dealt with later, i.e. asking for a full refund of the airfare through their credit card and/or airline.


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