Such incidents have continued this week, even with the lifting of mask mandates. A passenger on an American Airlines flight scheduled to go from Buffalo to Chicago was arrested yesterday after opening the boarding door and deploying the emergency slide while the plane was on the tarmac.

Airlines are rethinking no-fly lists

While the Department of Justice is appealing the federal ruling lifting the transportation mask mandate, some airlines are ready to forgive passengers who previously broke the rules. Delta, United, and Alaska airlines all said they’re reviewing lists of passengers who had been banned over the mask mandate, and may let thousands of these customers fly again.

Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of US lawmakers introduced legislation earlier this month that would create a “no-fly” list barring unruly passengers in response to the rise in violent incidents on airplanes.

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