Alaska Airlines Diverts Due to Drunk Passenger, Compensates Everyone Onboard With $100

Last month an Alaska Airlines a passenger brought their own booze onboard, drank it, and screamed “we’re all gonna die!” This was deemed a customer service issue. (Just like with their frequent flyer program, they do things a little differently up in Seattle.)

Because a mere few weeks later, another drunk passenger forced an Alaska Airlines diversion.

Alaska Airlines flight AS800 from Sacramento to Seattle on Monday diverted to Portland to offload the passenger in row 9.

After about an hour on the ground the flight continued to Seattle.

This delay was worth a $100 credit towards future travel for passengers.

I guess my question, then, is what’s a drunk Alaska Airlines flight attendant worth in compensation?

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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