Alaska Airlines to Give Yellow Cards for No Mask

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Alaska Airlines to Give Yellow Cards for No Mask

Alaska Airlines will start warning travelers who do not follow face covering rules on board. The airline will issue yellow cards to those who refuse to wear masks, a warning takes from soccer’s rulebook where the card is issued ad a warning after a foul, and a second yellow means expulsion.

“Overwhelmingly, those who fly with us understand and appreciate the importance of wearing masks and face coverings during this time of COVID-19,” Alaska Airlines said in its blog post. “We also rely heavily on our guests to do the right thing for the greater good of everyone onboard our flights.”

Starting in early July, flight attendants will be empowered to issue a final notice to any guest who repeatedly refuses to wear a mask or face covering on board our aircraft. With that warning, in the form of a yellow card handed to them, the guest’s travel privileges will be reviewed and could be suspended for a period.

Passengers refusing to wear masks during the boarding process and prior to takeoff, will be denied access to or removed from the plane. The yellow cards apply to noncompliance while in-flight.

There are some exceptions to the mask rules for; children under age 2; anyone with a medical issue that creates trouble breathing; anyone who cannot remove a mask without assistance; or anyone with a disability that prevents wearing a mask.

All guests will also be asked during check-in to sign off on a required health agreement to acknowledge and attest to their willingness to adhere to the mask policy. For guests who might forget their own mask, Alaska Airlines will have them available upon request. Starting in July, individual hand-sanitizer wipes will also be provided on board.

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  1. You don’t get warned several times! I will NEVER fly them again. I watched them harass customers on two different flights with both customers sound asleep and their masks slide barely beneath their nose, mind you the flight attendant barely had hers on correctly on one of them. Both attendants were rude and obnoxious! So much for customer service these days and the fact that they do not have to serve the customer anymore, they have extra time on their hands to keep their customers coming back instead of chasing them away. It is all about the delivery people.

    • Really! How are they going to get more people on planes if they can’t pacify the irrationally fearful by forcing everyone to wear masks that don’t do anything?

      If they were serious about actually preventing spread, they would force valveless N95s on everyone that actually do work, but instead its only about visuals.


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