Alaska Airways bans a minimum of 14 individuals after ‘rowdy’ conduct on flight leaving DC
Alaska Airways has threatened to ban a minimum of 14 flyers who refused to put on face masks and harassed crew members on a flight out of Washington, D.C., Thursday — a day after pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol, the airline stated.
“Final night time, a lot of passengers on board Alaska Airways Flight 1085 from Washington Dulles to Seattle had been non-mask compliant, rowdy, argumentative and harassed our crew members,” an airline rep stated in an announcement.
“At the very least 14 passengers might now be positioned on our ban record for his or her actions, that means they face the potential of not with the ability to fly with us sooner or later. We is not going to tolerate any disturbance onboard our plane or at any of the airports we serve.”
The rep known as the group’s conduct “unacceptable.”
Additional particulars about Thursday’s “disturbance” weren’t available and it’s unclear if the anti-maskers had been concerned within the Capitol riots the day earlier than. Legislation enforcement was not concerned, Fox Information reported.
Nevertheless, the raucous flight got here as Sara Nelson, president of the Affiliation of Flight Attendants, stated individuals who took half in Wednesday’s chaos ought to be banned from flying.
Airways have additionally repeatedly warned that refusing to mask-up might get passengers barred from flying sooner or later.
Alaska itself has banned 288 individuals, not together with Thursday’s group, the corporate stated.
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