South Korea weighing higher fines for unruly passengers
SEOUL — Come January, if you booze before a flight leaving South Korea, you could lose your seat.
The National Assembly is considering a harsher law to keep inebriated passengers from boarding planes, according to Kang Seung-ho of South Korea’s Ministry of Construction and Transportation.
The proposed law would build on an existing version that regulates the behavior of passengers once they’re aboard a plane. That law imposes fines of up to five million won, more than $5,200, for people who smoke, cause a disturbance or sexually harass someone on a plane.