From January 1, passengers who cause trouble on international flights can be prosecuted in the country where the plane lands. Photo: AFP

Crackdown on unruly airline passengers begins next month following rule change

  • An amendment to a global treaty will soon make it easier for countries to prosecute passengers who cause disruptions, delays or threaten safety
  • It follows an amendment to a 1963 agreement that caused confusion over who has jurisdiction when punishing crimes on international flights
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From January 1, passengers who cause trouble on international flights can be prosecuted in the country where the plane lands. Photo: AFP
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