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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.


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