14 passengers may be banned after no-mask, rowdy flight from D.C. to Seattle, Alaska Airlines says


Seattle Times reporter

At least 14 people could be placed on Alaska Airlines’ banned passengers list after being vocal, argumentative and refusing to wear masks on a flight from Dulles International Airport to Seattle.

Ray Lane, the airline’s spokesman, said those affected by a potential ban were on Flight 1085 from DC Airport to Sea-Tac International Airport Thursday evening.

“Last night, some passengers on Alaska Airlines flight 1085 from Washington Dulles to Seattle were mask-conforming, vocal, argumentative and harassed our crew members,” Lane wrote in an email on Friday morning.

“Your behavior was unacceptable. We apologize to our other guests who felt uncomfortable on the flight. “

The 14 passengers will be placed on Alaska’s prohibited list, Lane said.

To date, Alaska Airlines has banned 288 people for violating the mask policy, excluding the 14 possible additions, he said.