The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, which represents nearly 50,000 flight attendants at 17 airlines, released a statement after chaos ensued on flights to the D.C. area in the days leading up to Wednesday's riots.
"The mob mentality behavior that took place on several flights to the D.C. area yesterday was unacceptable and threatened the safety and security of every single person onboard. It will not happen again," Sara Nelson, President of the Association said in a statement Wednesday.
"Some of the people who traveled in our planes yesterday participated in the insurrection at the Capitol today. Their violent and seditious actions at the Capitol today create further concern about their departure from the DC area. Acts against our democracy, our government, and the freedom we claim as Americans must disqualify these individuals from the freedom of flight," she added.
Earlier this week, on a Delta Air Lines flight carrying Republican Sen. Mitt Romney, some passengers chanted "traitor" on board. Delta said it was aware of the incident and that "our crew quickly engaged and resolved the issue."