An Alaska state senator has been banned from Alaska Airlines following "continued refusal to comply with employee instruction regarding the current mask policy"...
But the Senator in question, Lora Reinbold, hopes to be on an Alaska Airlines flight in the near future.
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Now, every one of us has had to deal with the challenges 2020 threw at us...
via: GettyAnd now we're in 2021, things seem as though they're very slowly returning to normal.
Places are reopening, restrictions are being lifted...
via: GettyAnd the world feels a little less like an apocalypse movie.
But despite the positive changes, there are still some precautions we all have to take...
via: GettyTo prevent us from plummeting back into the worst of it.
In fact, some precautions are becoming mandatory in some places.
In the majority of states and in many countries, it has become mandatory to wear a face mask or covering.
Although some people have been choosing to wear a face-covering regardless...To provide them with peace of mind.
But the issue that many people have discovered is how uncomfortable face masks can be...
Especially when they are worn for a long period of time.
This has resulted in some people simply refusing to wear them, or all together, mocking the importance of wearing a mask.
Despite this, health experts have stressed their importance over and over again.
Face coverings are critical to stopping the spread of #COVID19, so we have updated our guidance to include informat… https://t.co/zumnSp0GCt— nychealthy (@nychealthy)1613661903.0
You'd think the pros would outweigh the cons, right?
But now, one Senator who refused to follow mask rules set in place by Alaska Airlines has learned her lesson...
As she's been banned...
@KTLA Good job 👍🏼. TY Alaska Airlines 😷. She doesn’t care about other people. Selfish senator 🤬— Vegan IsLove 🌱❤️TL50(40x15)🔥 (@Vegan IsLove 🌱❤️TL50(40x15)🔥)1619383805.0
@KTLA Thank you @AlaskaAir for putting your passengers and employees first. Also, could you please make the ban permanent?— Phlox (@Phlox)1619412993.0
@KTLA YES!!!!!! Thank you for having a spine Alaska. These insane RepubliCONS need to know that there are consequences for being a nut.— SoapBox (@SoapBox)1619385464.0
@KTLA Just another reason why Alaska Airlines is my favorite airline.— Jim Goede (@Jim Goede)1619384077.0
@KTLA The problem with people is SOME people think they are above the law, above the rules, and above their fellow… https://t.co/hkrHKLv2wk— Alan Kruger (@Alan Kruger)1619437483.0
@KTLA .@AlaskaAir, thank you. Please continue to ban anyone who refuses to follow Covid safety. Be for WE the peopl… https://t.co/TTQYGuYjX9— Buddy Mapel (@Buddy Mapel)1619439696.0
@KTLA Thank you @AlaskaAir for caring for your passengers and crew. Arrogant individuals who don’t care about anyo… https://t.co/I3eEbMGmZh— Donna Stidham (@Donna Stidham)1619439205.0
Senator Lara Reinbold was recorded in Juneau International Airport last week, arguing with Alaska Airlines staff about mask policies.
The incident, which was filmed and posted online, appears to show airline staff telling Reinbold her mask must cover her nose and mouth.
And now, she's been banned, with the suspension effective immediately.
Tim Thompson, a spokesman for Alaska Airlines spoke with the Anchorage Daily News and said:
"We have notified Senator Lora Reinbold that she is not permitted to fly with us for her continued refusal to comply with employee instruction regarding the current mask policy."
Though as per NBC News, Reinbold said she had not been notified of a ban and that she hoped to be on an Alaska Airlines flight in the near future.
#AlaskaAirlines has banned an Alaska state senator for refusing to follow mask requirements.“We have notified Repub… https://t.co/V0oqksHv3n— Abdul Qayyum Malik (@Abdul Qayyum Malik)1619443463.0
Last year, Reinbold allegedly referred to Alaska Airlines staff as "mask bullies" after being asked by flight attendants to wear a mask while on board.
Thompson said the length of Reinbold's ban will be determined by a review.
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