'Behave yourself or face handcuffs,’ say airlines to passengers

New Delhi: In order to deal with the unruly passengers, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has given a nod to airlines to carry restrainers like plastic handcuffs.

The new DGCA guidelines allow airline crew to handcuff unruly passengers with plastic handcuffs and make them seated till the plane lands safely.

According to the guidelines issued, the crew members must attempt to defuse a critical situation until it becomes clear that there is no way to resolve through verbal communication and written notice to passenger. Applying restraining devices should be used when all conciliatory approaches have been exhausted.

News24 Bureau