The Hill has learned that the Trump administration is weighing expanding the nation’s air travel restrictions after reports that Trump is considering revoking the airline’s right to fly the president on Air Force One.
Sources told The Hill that the administration is also weighing imposing a new rule requiring airlines to ensure that passengers and crew have sufficient advance notice of a delay, and limiting their use of devices that can remotely activate a cockpit voice recorder.
The administration is examining the new rules and is considering whether to add a requirement that all passengers and cabin crew be in the same cabin when the plane lands, or whether they must be separated.
The White House has yet to formally announce its decision on the proposal.
In an interview Tuesday with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, White Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) said he was unaware of any formal decision on Trump’s plans.
Lieu said he believes the rules are too burdensome.
He added that he expects that the airlines will comply and that the rule will go into effect in a few days.
“It’s going to be a couple of days,” Lieu said.