April 27, 2021 – A Republican state senator in Alaska has been banned from Alaska Airlines for refusing to obey mask rules.
“We have notified Senator Lora Reinbold that she is not allowed to fly with us because of her continued refusal to comply with employee instructions on current mask policy,” said spokeswoman Tim Thompson. Anchorage Daily News on Saturday, CBS News reported.
The ban will take effect immediately and its duration will be determined by review, Thompson said.
Reinbold, an Eagle River Republican who has repeatedly objected to Alaska Airline’s mask policy, said he has not been notified of the ban and hoped to be on a flight with the airline in the near future. CBS News reported.