A passenger says she was kicked off of an Alaska Airlines flight because she wore a “Trump 2020” mask. She claims she was ‘discriminated against’ and has created a website to get the word out about many of the people who have had run ins with Alaska Airlines over masks as well as other, unrelated issues.
Here she is on TikTok, though the airline says she’s leaving out the most important part of the story.
Kicked off Alaska Airlines Flight for wearing a Trump mask! They told me to change it and I did then they came back and said they still wanted me off the plane. www.exposealaskaairlines.com
The video starts with the passenger explaining that she changed her mask. It doesn’t say what she changed it from. She claims she was “wearing a Trump mask” but the airline says that’s not all that it said, the mask also said “F- your feelings.”
According to Alaska Airlines this isn’t the first time she’s given employees grief over complying with their – and federal – mask rules, she’s been formally warned before, and F-bomb dropping masks aren’t going to fly.
Ms Gamache falsely claims that she was removed for wearing a mask with a pro-Trump political slogan.
In fact, she was removed for refusing to follow crew member instructions on multiple flights and because a profane statement appeared on the mask in violation of Alaska’s policy.
This was the second incident in which Ms Gamache defied crew member requests to comply with the federal mask policy. In January, Ms Gamache received a yellow card for repeated refusals to wear an appropriate mask.
We expect our customers to comply with Alaska policies and federal law when they choose to fly with us.
Both American and Delta have kicked passengers off over F-bomb dropping masks. American also kicked a woman off for an F-cancer mask and a shirt that promoting F’ing lots of things. So Alaska is hardly alone in its onboard decorum requirements.