A Hawaiian passenger who caused a disturbance on a plane in February 2022 received a few months in prison last week, in addition to a hefty fine amounting to nearly 40,000 US dollars, while the plane was forced to turn back.
“During the flight, Faris used profanity and threatened the crew and passengers on board. Because of his behavior, employees were unable to continue their duties, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona said in a statement Tuesday.
Kayla Faris, 29, pleaded guilty last September to interfering with a cabin crew member during a flight from Phoenix, Arizona, to Honolulu, Hawaii, on the airline. New York Post Thursday.
Except the threats and profanity were such that the captain had no choice but to fly the plane back to Phoenix, according to the press release.
“For passengers on board, this disruption has resulted in the rerouting of several flights to Hawaii,” the letter said.
District Judge Susan Brnovich thus imposed a 3.6-month prison sentence, accompanied by a hefty fine of US$38,952 in compensation to American Airlines for the costs associated with the delay due to its actions.
To this end, the woman will not be accepted on a commercial flight without prior permission for three years after her release, the Public Prosecutor’s Office announced on Tuesday.