‘Their conduct was unacceptable’: Alaska Airlines bans 14 passengers following rowdy DC…

Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY
Published 6:44 p.m. ET Jan. 8, 2021

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Alaska Airlines has banned 14 passengers following a rowdy five-hour flight from Washington, D.C., to Seattle late Thursday.

The passengers have been on Alaska Flight 1085, which left Washington Dulles International Airport round 5:20 p.m. native time. 

The airline mentioned plenty of passengers on the almost full flight have been “non-mask compliant, rowdy, argumentative and harassed our crew members” and that 14 of them have been banned from flying Alaska so long as its pandemic masks coverage is in place.

“Their conduct was unacceptable,” airline spokesman Ray Lane mentioned in an announcement. “We apologize to our other guests who were made uncomfortable on the flight. We will not tolerate any disturbance on board our aircraft or at any of the airports we serve.”

The in-flight antics came a day after pro-Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol to protest the election outcomes.

Airlines have been involved about in-flight disturbances following the riots and a handful of in-flight incidents on flights to Washington for the protests and beefed up security beginning Thursday as protesters headed house. Sara Nelson, the pinnacle of the Association of Flight Attendants, which represents flight attendants at Alaska, United and different carriers, had urged airlines and law enforcement officials late Wednesday to ban protesters from boarding planes to prevent in-flight disturbances.

Lane said Alaska does not know what the banned passengers were doing in Washington. 

During the pandemic, airlines have been banning passengers who don’t wear masks as required. Alaska said it has now banned 302 passengers since early August.

Asked if that is probably the most passengers banned from a single flight,

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