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Alaska Airlines has now taken the unprecedented step of banning GOP state senator Lora Reinbold from flying on its planes after she refused to comply with the airline’s mask mandate.

The announcement of the ban comes after a video was posted to Twitter showing Reinbold in an altercation with airline staff over their requirement that she wear a mask.

As The Hill reports:

Alaska Airlines has banned state Sen. Lora Reinbold (R) due to her refusal to comply with its COVID-19 mask-wearing mandate.

The company announced its decision to the Anchorage Daily News. “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,” a spokesman said in a statement.

The ban follows the release of a video that appeared on Twitter last week, reportedly showing Reinbold in an argument with Juneau International Airport security over its mask mandate.

In the video, an airport worker is heard telling Reinbold that she needs to wear her mask covering both her mouth and nose if she wants to get on the plane. Earlier, the Republican lawmaker asks for and takes down the names of employees she is interacting with, as well as the name and badge number of a police officer involved.



  1. The only ones that should ware masks are the dumocrats. They look better with their face covered. Alaska airlines should check the Construction.

  2. This is a problem. I fly Alaskan Airlines more than any other. If you have had the Vaccine or actually had the virus the likelihood of contracting or infecting is miniscule (check with the CDC). These mandates have to stop.

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