Transport Canada policy ensures that passengers travel in a safe and secure environment. Under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Aeronautics Act, it is illegal to behave in a manner that is threatening to aircraft crew members or passengers. The crew will not tolerate any disruptive behaviour. Anyone in contravention of the law, or anyone violating the rights of others will be intercepted by the police upon landing. That person may be arrested, charged and/or prosecuted. Anyone found guilty will have a criminal record and may face fines up to $5,000 or imprisonment. Punishable offences include:

  • Harassment
  • Verbal abuse
  • Physical assault
  • Sexual offences
  • Intimidating behaviour
  • Intoxicated and disorderly conduct
  • Disregard of smoking regulations
  • Consuming “carry on” alcoholic beverages
  • Refusal to follow instructions of the crew
  • Endangering the safety of the aircraft
  • Comments of a threatening nature, including joking references regarding explosive devices or other weapons