The news was announced by the airline itself.
“Senator Laura Rainbold has informed us that she can no longer fly on our aircraft after she has consistently refused to wear a mask, which is mandatory on our flights.” Quotes Anchorage Daily News Tim Thompson. A spokesman for the airline said the ruling was effective immediately.
On the other hand, the Republican senator said he had not received any notification of the travel ban. Laura Rainbold hopes to ride Alaska Airlines again soon.
In the days leading up to the ban, Rainbold got into an argument with the airline’s crew at Juneau Airport. Try to get her to wear her mask regularly and cover her nose and mouth.
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Reinbold admitted to the argument and asked for an exception to the “nervous” employees wearing masks at the table.
“Nevertheless, I have been fair with the Alaska Airlines employees,” he said, expressing his hope that he will be able to get on his plane again soon.
Not only the politician is banned
Reinbold has always been fiercely opposed to epidemic restrictions. He criticized him many times Also Alaska Airlines rules, which require their passengers to wear a mask even before federal regulations.
The senator directly blamed the flight attendants for the harassment last year when he was asked to wear a face mask. Later he tried to reconcile them with a cake and apologize for offending them.
Incidentally, the Alaska Air Company banned 500 passengers as well as the politician from its flights for violating epidemiological rules.
The airline spokesman also said that the Reinbolds’ sentence would soon be revised.
Elsewhere, airlines do not tolerate those who do not wear the mask. Two Russians returning to Europe from the Dominican Republic, for example A fine of 25,000 euros per person They were beaten for violating the rule.
Forced to drive for several days
Meanwhile, the senator was forced to travel overland from Anchorage to his place of work, to the legislature in the Alaska capital, Juneau. There is no other airline operating in this department, which can be done by plane in an hour and a half.
The road trip is much longer, several days, and the fastest corridor across Canada, with also having to take a ferry.
Laura Rainbold is finally forced to drive and ride the ferry. He thanked her husband for continuing to serve her constituents.
Alaska has gone to new heights for your service and I have a new appreciation for the sea ferry system. I am well aware of …
Alaska legislators can also attend committee meetings by videoconference, but they can only vote in a plenary session in person.
(Cover photo: An Alaska Airlines plane. Photo: Bing Guan / Bloomberg / Getty Images)