AK Airlines bans travelers who harassed crew

SEATTLE (AP) - Alaska Airlines has banned more than a dozen passengers from all future travel with the company after they refused to wear masks and caused chaos during a flight from the nation’s capital to Seattle.

The airline said the 14 passengers were rowdy and argumentative on a Jan. 7 flight from Dulles International

Airport, outside Washington, D.C., to Seattle. The flight departed the suburban-Virginia airport the day after

pro-Trump rioters stormed and damaged the U.S.

Capitol.

“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,” airline spokesman Ray Lane wrote in an email Jan. 8 to The Seattle Times.

“Their behavior was unacceptable. We apologize to our other guests who were made uncomfortable on the flight,” he said. The 14 passengers were all placed on Alaska's ban list.

In total, Alaska Airlines has now banned 302 people for violating its mask policy.

 

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