The FAA has received about 3,000 reports of unruly traveler behavior on airplanes, a record.
Flight attendants have pushed carriers to delay returning alcohol sales to coach cabins.
Lawmakers have raised alarms and at least one senator is working on a bill to address the issue.
A JetBlue Airways flight bound for New York returned to the Dominican Republic in early February after a passenger allegedly refused to wear a facemask, threw an empty alcohol bottle and food, struck the arm of one flight attendant, and grabbed the arm of another.
The Federal Aviation Administration, which detailed the incident in a report, slapped the passenger with a $32,750 fine.