Disruption in the Skies: The Surge in Air Rage and its Effects on Workers, Airlines, and Airports

Subcommittee: Aviation Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021 Time: 10:00 AM Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building and Virtually


The hearing will examine the alarming increase in disruptive and unruly airline passengers, the causes, the effect on passenger and crew safety, and the enforcement of U.S. laws prohibiting such behavior.


  1. Sara Nelson
    International President
    Association of Flight Attendants – CWA
  2. Teddy Andrews
    Flight Attendant at American Airlines
    (Appearing on behalf of Association of Professional Flight Attendants)
  3. Christopher R. Bidwell
    Senior Vice President, Security
    Airports Council International – North America
  4. Lauren Beyer
    Vice President, Security and Facilitation
    Airlines for America