The Alaska Airlines Boston – Seattle flight this morning is delayed 12 hours.
Per Flyertalk the reason is a drunk flight attendant:
They report that first, the flight was delayed as everyone waited for the missing FA to show up. When she arrived, the flight was delayed >12 hours since she was drunk. 740am departure is now scheduled for 745pm. The crew was sent back to their hotel for rest (not sure what was done with the drunk one). I assume AS is deadheading an extra FA in via the 915am SEA-BOS flight to work the flight tonight.
…So far, they have magnanimously refunded checked bag fees.
By the way, as you might expect, AS is only acknowledging a “sick” flight attendant, but family reports indicate that all pax are well aware she showed up drunk (and late).
Alternate flights out of Boston today are really tough… indeed, Boston to anywhere today is tough.