Senator Jack Reed is part of a group of lawmakers who plan to reintroduce the Protection from Abusive Passengers Act. The legislation aims to improve air travel safety by prohibiting those who are fined or convicted of serious physical violence on commercial flights from flying. The move comes after a series of incidents on planes, including the case of a man attempting to open an emergency exit door and attack an attendant with a metal spoon. At an upcoming event, flight attendants will share their experiences of being assaulted while on the job. Despite the mask mandate on planes ending, the Federal Aviation Administration investigated 831 unruly-passenger incidents in 2022. The bill also provides TSA flexibility in determining the length of a person’s flying ban based on the offense.