14 people might be banned after rowdy D.C.-to-Seattle flight

Alaska Airlines said they were rowdy, argumentative and refused to wear masks.

Associated Press

SEATAC — Alaska Airlines said Friday that at least 14 people could be banned from the company’s flights after passengers were rowdy, argumentative and refused to wear masks on a flight from Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C., to Seattle.

Airline spokesperson Ray Lane told The Seattle Times that those passengers were on Flight 1085 from to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Thursday night.

“Last night, a number of passengers on board Alaska Airlines Flight 1085 from Washington Dulles to Seattle were non-mask compliant, rowdy, argumentative and harassed our crew members,” Lane wrote in an email Friday to the newspaper.

“Their behavior was unacceptable. We apologize to our other guests who were made uncomfortable on the flight.”

The 14 passengers face being placed on Alaska’s ban list, Lane said.

Alaska Airlines has banned 288 people for violating its mask policy, not including the 14 potential additions, he said.

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