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Unruly passenger must pay $98,000 to Hawaiian Air

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS

    James August used a cellphone outside the Honolulu federal courthouse, Feb. 6, after pleading guilty to interfering with a flight crew.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / FEB. 2012

    James August of New Jersey pleaded guilty in February to interfering with Hawaiian Airlines flight crew members and flight attendants. The government says August’s disruptive behavior started before the airplane left the ground.

A passenger whose disruptive behavior prompted the pilot of a nonstop flight to New York to return to Honolulu in November owes Hawaiian Airlines $97,817, a federal judge ruled Monday. Read more

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