GOP state senator banned from Alaska Airlines after 'continued refusal' to comply with mask requirements

Published Apr 27 2021 at 2:59 AM GMT
  • An Alaska state senator is learning the hard way what happens when you get banned from the only quick mode of transportation between your home and work.
  • State Sen Lora Reinbold (R) is a coronavirus vaccine skeptic and critic of COVID-19 public health policy, CNN reports, and often argued with Alaska Airlines employees over mask requirements.
  • She has called flight attendants who asked her to wear a face covering "mask bullies," and had a cake made that read, "AK Airlines flight attendants, I'm sorry if I offended you.
  • Alaska Airlines announced over the weekend that because of Reinbold's "continued refusal to comply" with its mask requirements, she is now banned from the carrier.
  • The problem for Reinbold is, Alaska is the only airline that operates regular flights between her home north of Anchorage and Juneau, the state capital.



  • Published Apr 27, 2021 2:59 AM GMT