Airline Bans Alaska Senator Lora Reinbold for Violating COVID-19 Mask Policy

Alaska Airlines banned US Senator Lora Reinbold from its flights after she repeatedly refused to follow mask requirements at Juneau International Airport on Thursday, April 22, according to local media reports.

Anchorage Daily News reported a Juneau Police Department officer arrived at the scene and no enforcement action was taken, citing a department spokesperson.

Over the weekend, Reinbold drove more than 700 miles from her home in Eagle River to board a five-hour ferry ride to Juneau and arrived at the state Capitol on Monday in time for legislative duty, local media reported.

“I am keenly aware of the monopoly in air transport to Juneau that needs [to be] reviewed!” Reinbold wrote in a Facebook caption on April 25. Credit: Anonymous via Storyful

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