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Some Passengers Banned on AS Flight Back From the DC Insurrection

Some Passengers Banned on AS Flight Back From the DC Insurrection

Old Jan 8, 21, 11:17 am
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Some Passengers Banned on AS Flight Back From the DC Insurrection

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle...airlines-says/

At least 14 people could be placed on Alaska Airlines’ banned passengers list after they were rowdy, argumentative and refused to wear masks on a flight from Dulles International Airport to Seattle, the airline said. Airline spokesperson Ray Lane said those facing the possible ban were on Flight 1085 from the D.C.-area airport to Sea-Tac International Airport on Thursday night.
Did their tourism go differently than planned?
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Old Jan 8, 21, 11:30 am
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post
Did their tourism go differently than planned?
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I'm guessing it probably went very close to how they expected it to go
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Old Jan 8, 21, 11:32 am
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
< OMNI/PR alert >
I'm guessing it probably went very close to how they expected it to go
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I'm guessing they might not want to have been banned from an airline.
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Old Jan 8, 21, 11:51 am
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post
I'm guessing they might not want to have been banned from an airline.
I'm guessing that possible outcome never entered anyone's mind
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Old Jan 8, 21, 12:10 pm
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Simple. Land the damn plane and kick them off.
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Old Jan 8, 21, 12:40 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
I'm guessing that possible outcome never entered anyone's mind
Based on the "Elizabeth from Knoxville" video where one members of 'Vanilla ISIS' was crying about getting a face full of mace and whining like a petulant child that "We were storming the Capitol, it's a revolution!" - I don't think much of anything entered anyone's mind.

Glad some of these people got banned. Society & business needs to stop coddling and enabling them. They need to choose to come back to reality or continue to live in their conspiracy bubble and if they choose the latter, they should be shunned by all.
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Old Jan 8, 21, 12:42 pm
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Why is the decision to ban them even in question? They should be on a terror watch list along with the entirety of Vanilla ISIS.
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Old Jan 8, 21, 1:17 pm
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I guess they didn't do the safety dance?
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Old Jan 8, 21, 1:34 pm
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This is the right way to go. Alaska should ban for unruly behavior and refusal to wear a mask. Banning for clothing with political statements - while in their right - is a separate issue.
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Old Jan 8, 21, 2:04 pm
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Originally Posted by jrl767 View Post
I'm guessing that possible outcome never entered anyone's mind
Among other things.

Originally Posted by StevenSeagalFan View Post
I guess they didn't do the safety dance?
Usually being involved in an insurrection where people are being shot or killed indicates a lack of wanting to be safe.
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Old Jan 8, 21, 2:06 pm
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I guess they didn't do the safety dance?
No. They did the Chicken Dance.
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I suspect that many of these people will be headed back to DC soon, accompanied by the FBI! That's a mileage run I would prefer not to take!
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Old Jan 8, 21, 4:07 pm
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during the past few years I've seen probably two dozen generic 733s and 734s over my house on approach to BFI ... FlightAware/FR24 data showed many as Customs & Border Protection flights, but several recent ones were operated by the U.S. Marshals Service
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Old Jan 8, 21, 4:14 pm
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Not sure why AS needs to hand wring about banning anyone who, once warned, did not immediately put a mask on. It's what other carriers routinely do and has nothing to do with the remainder of their behavior.
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Old Jan 8, 21, 4:43 pm
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Not sure why AS needs to hand wring about banning anyone who, once warned, did not immediately put a mask on. It's what other carriers routinely do and has nothing to do with the remainder of their behavior.
"rowdy and argumentative behavior" implies there might have been some failure to follow crew member instructions on other matters besides mask-wearing, which can lead to other consequences besides being banned from the airline
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