14 passengers were banned by Alaska Airlines after a rowdy flight from Washington, DC to Seattle on Thursday evening. The passengers, most wearing apparel expressing support for President Trump, refused to keep their masks on during the flight.
Alaska Airlines Bans 14 Passengers After Raucous Flight From Washington To Seattle
Alaska flight 1085 departed Washington Dulles enroute to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Thursday evening. About an hour after takeoff, witnesses reported a group of passengers in the rear of the aircraft, many wearing apparel indicating support for President Trump, took off their masks in unison then refused to put them back on for the remainder of the flight.
Pleas from flight attendants and even the captain fell upon deaf ears. In fact, efforts to seek compliance only escalated their misbehavior.
An Alaska spokesperson noted:
“Last night, a number of passengers onboard Alaska Airlines Flight 1085 from Washington Dulles to Seattle were non-mask compliant, rowdy, argumentative and harassed our crew members.
“Their behavior was unacceptable. We apologize to our other guests who were made uncomfortable on the flight.”
Alaska has identified the passengers and banned them for the duration of the pandemic.
Can I just ask, what is wrong you people? What makes you think you can harass crew members or not wear a mask when company policy dictates that you do? Did anyone force you to travel on Alaska Airlines? If you don’t want to wear a mask, you can drive, walk, or crawl home…
I’m really at my tipping point when it comes to such horrible behavior from inconsiderate, hypocritical people who desecrate the country they express fidelity to through their selfish, childish, and reprobate actions.
I feel so bad for flight attendants and pilots these days having to deal with passengers like the pack of miscreants on this flight. With an even larger protest planned for January 20th, be prepared for similar stories in the days ahead.
image: Alaska Airlines